Derek Jeter Headlines 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees plays against the Baltimore Orioles during his last game at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Last year, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous pick to be inducted into Cooperstown, and one of his former teammates might end up being the second ever this year.

Eighteen newcomers join the 2020 ballot, headlined by Yankees great Derek Jeter. We know he's going to get in, but will he be universally revered by the writers?

The 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion will be joined by several other deserving first-year candidates, including Bobby Abreu, Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn, Rafael Furcal and Alfonso Soriano.

Headlining the holdovers who have a legitimate shot at induction are Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, Larry Walker and Omar Vizquel.

Players only have 10 years on the ballot, so for Walker, this will be his final appearance. If he can't get the 75% needed this time around, he'll have to wait for potential induction through a Veteran's Committee.

Nonetheless, all eyes will be on Jeter this coming summer.