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Hall of Fame Polls: Adrián Beltré

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Adrián Beltré is next on our list.

Beltré is on the ballot for the first time. He played in the majors for 21 years, so he built up the counting stats that Hall of Fame voters like.

He played 21 seasons, 2933 games. He had 3166 hits, 477 home runs, a .286/.339/.480 batting line. He retired with a 93.5 bWAR.

Beltré never won an MVP award but got votes eight times, finishing second once, and third once (the other times seventh through fifteenth). He won five Gold Gloves, four Silver Sluggers and made four All-Star teams.

He played on a team that made the World Series once but was on the losing side.

Beltre played for four teams, the Dodgers (7 years), Mariners (5 years), Red Sox (1 year) and Rangers (8 years).

Beltré was never thought of as the best player in baseball, but he was likely a top ten player for a good part of his career. And he continued to be good long enough to get those bulk numbers.

He came up to the majors at age 19. He had some up and down season, and then had an, until then, outlier season, at age 25, putting up a 9.6 bWAR (followed by a 3.6 bWAR). After that he had a number of seasons in the 5 for 8 range. In the 13 seasons between age 25 and 37 he had 9 with bWAR values over 5.

He had a fun side too:

Poll

Would you vote Adrián Beltré into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Yes
    (271 votes)
  • 12%
    No
    (38 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now