The 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be revealed Tuesday (6 p.m. ET. MLB Network).

But will anyone join Fred McGriff, who was unanimously selected by the 16-member Contemporary Era committee in December, at this summer’s induction ceremony? The Baseball Writers Association of America has a good chance of electing no one for the second time in three years. It happened in 2021.

Of the 28 former players on this year’s ballot – 14 first timers – Scott Rolen received the most votes on all ballots in 2022 with 63.2%. This year he received 79% of the vote, listed on the publicly released ballot Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame Ballot TrackerHowever, that number should drop by at least 5% after all the votes are revealed.

A player needs 75% of the vote to be elected. Those who get less than five percent of the votes are excluded from the ballot.

A look at some of the candidates on the ballot and their Hall of Fame cases.

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Certainly, if you go strictly by performance and hardware, the Rodriguez is a no-brainer. Why, if not for a drug suspension, and one or two more seasons, he could have been baseball’s all-time home run king.

“Considering Rodriguez disclosed that he used PEDs for several seasons, was one of 15 players suspended for purchasing PEDs in the infamous Biogenesis case, how in the world could he have gotten in without Bond and Clemens?”

– Bob Nightingale

“Statistically or purely from an aesthetic standpoint, Beltran was one of the game’s most talented players, certainly within his era and by some measures of all time. Beltran hit 435 home runs and stole 312 bases, one of five in the 400-300 club.

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