Minnesota Twins: My 2022 FanSided Hall of Fame Ballot, Explained
By Otto Johnson
As the lockout continues onward, Minnesota Twins fans don’t have much to look forward to for the rest of the offseason, with no clear end in sight and a strong chance that some baseball will be missed due to the owners locking out the players (though the MLBPA hasn’t been completely blameless in all this).
One thing we can look forward to is the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in July and the results of the Hall of Fame voting that will be announced today, January 25th. We’ve already taken a look at the five Twins with the best shot at the Hall of Fame and we already know which two former Twins are in via the Golden Era committee, we don’t know if any Twins will be elected through BBWAA voting.
This is where the FanSided network comes into play. For the past two years, FanSided has put together a mock Hall of Fame ballot of everyone on the real ballot and had site experts fill them out. In 2020, only Derek Jeter was elected and in 2021, no one reached the 75% threshold.
Let’s break down my 2022 Mock Hall of Fame Ballot and the Minnesota Twins featured on it.
This year, 35 site experts (myself included), came together and voted on which players they believed were hall of fame caliber. With the results being announced today, it’s officially time to get into my ballot and why I voted the way I did.