Early Induction Chances for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Early Induction Chances for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class
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Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are all in, but once again, Craig Biggio came up short in his quest for Cooperstown.

The longtime Houston Astros second baseman needed just two more votes to gain entrance to the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Biggio immediately becomes a leading contender to enter the Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class.

On next year's pitcher-heavy ballot, the most prominent newcomers will be Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. A preliminary ballot is already available via Baseball-Reference.com.

With all the talented stars slated for the 2015 ballot, there could easily be a trio of inductees for the second year in a row.

Here's a rundown of early induction chances for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class.

 

Note: Stats via Baseball-Reference.com. All voting results courtesy of BBWAA.com.

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