Editor’s Note: We here at Rox Pile have all decided to make our own hypothetical Hall of Fame ballots since the results of the real Hall of Fame ballots will be released in less than two weeks. We started on Wednesday with editor/co-expert Noah Yingling’s hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot. Yesterday, we featured the hypothetical ballot of Brady Vernon, one of our contributors here at Rox Pile, in our second installment in our Hall of Fame ballot series.
Today, we feature Ryan Ladika, another one of our contributors, and his ballot as the third installment of the series.
Whether they are surefire first-ballot inductees or veterans spending their final years on the ballot, the 2017-2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is full of talented and deserving players. Total, there are 33 total players on this year’s ballot: Barry Bonds, Chris Carpenter, Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon, Vladimir Guerrero, Livan Hernandez, Trevor Hoffman, Orlando Hudson, Aubrey Huff, Jason Isringhausen, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Jeff Kent, Carlos Lee, Brad Lidge, Edgar Martínez, Hideki Matsui, Fred McGriff, Kevin Millwood, Jamie Moyer, Mike Mussina, Manny Ramirez, Scott Rolen, Johan Santana, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner, Larry Walker, Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano.
That said, only ten players can receive votes. I wanted to give some insight as to who I would vote for on this year’s ballot if I had a vote.