There will not be Houston Astros players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in back-to-back years. Former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell and former closer Billy Wagner both failed to reach the necessary 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bagwell in his sixth year on the ballot received 71.6 percent of the vote. A major uptick from previous years where he sat somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of the vote.
Former Astros closer Billy Wagner was placed on the ballot for the first time in 2016 and received 10.5 percent of the vote.
Bagwell was over the necessary 75 percent as public ballots were collected by Ryan Thibodaux -- noting that Bagwell was 78 percent of the vote with just under 50 percent of the votes in -- among the ones made public. Wagner was around 10 percent in the same straw poll.
Over 15 years, Bagwell batted .297 with 2,314 hits in 7,797 at-bats with 488 doubles, 32 triples, 449 home runs, 1,529 RBIs, 202 stolen bases, 1,401 walks, 1,517 RBIs, .408 OBP, .540 SLG and a .948 OPS.
Wagner posted a 47-40 record with a 2.31 ERA in 903 innings pitched with 232 earned runs allowed, 1,196 strikeouts, 300 walks, 2.73 FIP, 0.998 WHIP, 11.9 strikeouts per nine rate, 3.99 strikeout-to-walk rate, and a .187 batting average against -- collecting 422 saves.