Hall of Fame voting results won’t be announced until Jan. 8, but this year’s ballot was announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Tuesday afternoon.

Headlining this year’s class of first-time eligible players are former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and White Sox slugger Frank Thomas. Starter Mike Mussina and second baseman Jeff Kent also figure to get a decent amount of support in their first go-around.

That group will join 17 holdovers from last year, including Craig Biggio, Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza and Tim Raines, all of whom received over 50 percent of the vote last year.  

Last year’s vote was the first time since 1996 that not a single person was voted into Cooperstown.  To be voted in, each player must be voted-in by 75 percent of the 600 voters in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Now that we have a look at the ballot and the requirements, here are my projected odds on each of the top candidates earning enshrinement in 2014.

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