Fred McGriff’s Hall of Fame chances are off to a very slow start according to the folks at Baseball Think Factory. They track the ballots that are publicly announced via stories or Twitter by writers and tally the votes at the HOF Ballot Gathering Machine.
Last year, there were 529 ballots turned in for voting and only 40 have been announced at this time. With 8% of precincts reporting so far, here are the results:
85.0 - Dawson 82.5 - Alomar 82.5 - Blyleven 60.0 - Larkin 57.5 - J. Morris 52.5 - Lee Smith 47.5 - Edgar 40.0 - T. Raines 32.5 - McGwire 25.0 - Trammell 17.5 - Parker 15.0 - Mattingly 15.0 - D. Murphy 12.5 - Baines 10.0 - McGriff
This is not the kind of start McGriff fans such as myself were hoping for.