It's never too early to predict who will be a member of the 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame class.
There are 14 carryovers from the 2011 ballot and 27 first-timers on the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot.
Who will not receive the necessary five percent of the vote to remain on the ballot? How much of the vote will each player receive? Will Barry Larkin be the sole inductee?
That's the goal of this article—to determine who will make it, who will come close and who won't be on the ballot for the 2013 Hall of Fame Class.
I'll also tell you which players would get my vote (if I actually had a vote) and I''ll try to predict how much of the vote each player will get.
Let's start with the first-ballot guys who won't receive the necessary five percent and will be removed from the ballot.