Earlier this offseason, former Brewers relief pitcher and closer Francisco Rodriguez became eligible for the Hall of Fame. 2023 is his first year on the ballot and he is starting to receive some votes. K-Rod must be named on at least 5% of all ballots in order to remain eligible for a second year. 75% of votes is the ultimate target number in order to be elected into the Hall of Fame.
The most up to date ballot tracker is made possible by Ryan Thibodaux and a few others. Their Hall of Fame ballot tracker can be found here.
According to the votes made public, Francisco Rodriguez has currently received six Hall of Fame votes.
As it stands today, only 17% of the ballots are known. An estimated 396 ballots were cast with just 62 of them being publicly announced. The voters who put a check mark next to Francisco Rodriguez so far are Filip Bondy, Kevin Cooney, Art Davidson, Sadiel Lebron, and Mark Saxon. K-Rod has also received one anonymous vote.
Ballot #64 is from Kevin Cooney. He adds Helton (now +11) and selects first year candidates Beltrán and K-Rod to join his six holdovers.
— Ryan Thibodaux (@NotMrTibbs) December 28, 2022
Here is my 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. We will talk about it tomorrow when I fill in for @TyJohnsonNews @rickybottalico @Brodes81 @Jennifer_Scordo on @975TheFanatic from 2-6 and NBC Sports Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/HGKjVkxosv
— Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) December 27, 2022