Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mike Piazza Should Make Hall of Fame in 2016

Mike Piazza fell just short of the Hall of Fame for a third straight vote in 2015 but should not have to wait much longer to get elected. Piazza topped out at 69.9% of the vote this season after garnering just 62.2% in 2014 and 57.8% in his first season in 2013. If Craig Biggio, who missed the Hall by two votes in 2014 before getting in this season, and his eight point jump is any indication it looks like Piazza may finally enter the Hall in 2016.

Entering a class with new comers like Ken Griffey Jr., Billy Wagner and Trevor Hoffman there is undoubtedly going to be another big class elected and another logjam on the ballot. Next year seems like the most likely of seasons for the best hitting catcher in Major League history to join the rank of the immortals. Piazza was a 12 time All-Star and will use Biggio’s induction as a precedent for positional players of the “Steroid Era” to finally get into the Hall in my opinion. 

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