The 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot is out and unlike last year, we aren't seeing that many newcomers.  In fact their are only 13 and only one that has voters excited would be former Yankee great Bernie Williams.

ESPN.com reporter Jim Cole has looked over the 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot and he's not all that impressed with some of the new additions.  Names like Javy Lopez,  Vinny Castilla, Phil Nevin and Tim Salmon have been added.  Cole reports that none of these candidates will likely be first ballot hall of famers and the only one that is likely to get in is Bernie Williams, but barely.

He thinks that Williams is the most desirable new candidate so there is a good chance that he'll receive the 5% vote that will carry him over to the 2013 vote.  Williams post season performances are some of the greatest in the MLB, plus as Cole points out we shouldn't forget about his great cameo on Seinfeld.

[ESPN]