theScore's users elect Jeter to Cooperstown
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Derek Jeter's going to Cooperstown.

You knew that already, but it's unofficially unofficial now after theScore's users were asked to fill out their own mock Hall of Fame ballots on Jan. 10.

The results are below. All told, 23,313 ballots that kept within the 10-man maximum - about 95% of votes - were cast, with 9,348 ballots naming a full 10 players.

A friendly reminder: Unofficial enshrinement is for those who get at least 75% of the vote:

Player Votes Pct.
Derek Jeter 21127 86.2
Larry Walker 15500 63.2
Roger Clemens 14673 59.9
Barry Bonds 14029 57.2
Curt Schilling 13125 53.6
Andy Pettitte 10722 43.7
Manny Ramírez 9819 40.1
Gary Sheffield 8953 36.5
Sammy Sosa 7610 31.1
Omar Vizquel 7339 29.9
Andruw Jones 7003 28.6
Todd Helton 6817 27.8
Jeff Kent 6365 26.0
Billy Wagner 5588 22.8
Cliff Lee 5248 21.4
Alfonso Soriano 4406 18
Scott Rolen 4063 16.6
Paul Konerko 3573 14.6
Jason Giambi 3057 12.5
Bobby Abreu 2517 10.3
Josh Beckett 2379 9.7
Adam Dunn 1555 6.3
Carlos Pena 1029 4.2
Raul Ibanez 938 3.8
Rafael Furcal 771 3.1
Eric Chavez 580 2.4
Heath Bell 405 1.7
Brian Roberts 351 1.4
Jose Valverde 345 1.4
Chone Figgins 283 1.2
Brad Penny 278 1.1
J.J. Putz 254 1.0

Some takeaways:

  • Jeter was always going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and he's going in alone. Prepare for Yankees fans to rule Cooperstown this summer.
  • Bonds officially earned 56.4% of the vote on his seventh year on the ballot, and theScore's users are giving him a slight bump.
  • Clemens was at 57.3% last year and is up to 60.1% on our ballot. Like Bonds, he's running out of time.
  • Larry Walker is coming off the ballot in 2020, and while a 10th-year bump was expected, he exploded from an official 34.1% to 64.1% from our users. However, he still falls short in this fictional scenario, meaning the Modern Era Committee must decide his (fictional) fate.
  • theScore's users love Sammy Sosa a lot more than the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Sosa was at 7.8% officially in 2019, but he earned 31.6% of our vote.
  • Omar Vizquel's candidacy is polarizing. He was at 37% officially during his second year on the ballot, but theScore's users clearly don't value defense as much as the BBWAA, as Vizquel comes in at only 30.5% on our end.
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