Potential Minnesota Twins on the Ballot in 2025: Joe Mauer, Bartolo Colon, and Francisco Liriano
2025 could be one of the largest Hall of Fame classes in recent memory. It’ll be Billy Wagner’s final year on the ballot and Andruw Jones’ eighth, and I think the writers push both through to get them in.
Of the 2024 guys, Joe Mauer’s numbers jump the most as the writers view him as a catcher and there is a strong public push. C.C. Sabathia and Ichiro both make it on the first ballot. Bartolo Colon drops a bit, but hangs above the five percent.
The logjam of very good but maybe not Hall of Fame 2024 players sees their numbers go up or drop slightly. Chase Utley, David Wright, and Matt Holliday go up while Jose Reyes, Adrian Gonzalez, and Jose Bautista drop a bit.
Francisco Liriano doesn’t make the ballot because of his lack of sustained success and simply too many better options here, but a clearing out class of Billy Wagner, Andruw Jones, C.C. Sabathia, and Ichiro and a nice boost offer up optimism that 2026 could be Joe’s year.
Prediction: Wagner, Jones, Sabathia, and Ichiro enter the Hall of Fame while Mauer gets a step closer. Liriano doesn’t make the ballot.