Jaffe: JAWS and the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot: big jumps redux

From SABR member Jay Jaffe at FanGraphs on January 10, 2019:

It would be inaccurate to say that in the months from November through January, I spend hours a day simply refreshing and reloading the Hall of Fame Ballot Tracker. On the advice of my doctor, I’ve cut down to an hour a day, tops, and besides, I’ve got spreadsheets of my own that get jealous of how I spend my time. My voting results sheet, which has every candidate’s year-by-year progress since 1966, is a particular favorite. With my profiles of all 35 candidates on this year’s ballot complete, it’s time to think about what these two particular spreadsheets are telling us right now, particularly with regards to two candidates: Larry Walker and Mike Mussina.

First, let’s look at the Tracker, where a total of 162 ballots — an estimated 39.3% of the electorate — had been published as of the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Read the full article here: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/jaws-and-the-2019-hall-of-fame-ballot-big-jumps-redux/

Originally published: January 11, 2019. Last Updated: January 11, 2019.