10 notable players who will be on the ballot for the first time in 2020

Derek Jeter will undoubtedly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Derek Jeter will undoubtedly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Derek Jeter headlines the new crop of players who will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020.

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On Tuesday, four players reached the 75 percent threshold in voting which allowed them to become the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The players are Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay, and Mike Mussina.

Rivera, considered by nearly all as the greatest closer of all-time, was the first player ever to be voted in unanimously. According to ESPN, Ken Griffey Jr. owned the previous record as he was named in 99.3 percent of the ballots in 2016.

Here are the notable players who are eligible to be on the ballot for the first time in 2020 according to Baseball Reference starting off with the one player who is a surefire first-ballot choice.

1

Derek Jeter (Yankees 1995-2014)

A 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series winner, Jeter ranks sixth all-time with 3,465 career hits. He also won five Gold Gloves and five Silver Sluggers in the American League.

2

Bobby Abreu (Astros 1996-97, Phillies 1998-2006, Yankees 2006-08, Angles 2009-12, Dodgers 2012, Mets 2014)

Abreu compiled 574 doubles, 288 home runs, 400 steals, 1.453 runs, and 1.363 RBIs during his career. Good at drawing walks, he retired with a career .395 on-base percentage.

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