As we wait for spring training to start, I thought I might run some polls regarding some of the guys on the Hall of Fame ballot this year.
Today we are looking at center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Carlos Beltran had a 20 year major league career, spending the majority of his time with the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets, while also spending time with the New York Yankees, the Texas Rangers, the San Francisco Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals, and, of course, the Houston Astros.
Beltran has impressive counting numbers, with 2,725 career hits, 435 career home runs, and 312 career stolen bases (with an 86% success rate). His 70.1 bWAR is 8th all time among center fielders, and is ahead of, among others, Hall of Famers Duke Snider, Andrew Dawson and Richie Ashburn. He’s 9th all time among center fielders in JAWS, dropping behind Snider, who had a higher peak than Beltran.
Beltran was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1999, was a nine time All Star, and won three Gold Glove Awards. He has a career .307/.412/.609 slash line, including 11 for 11 on stolen bases, in 65 postseason games.
Of course, Beltran also was the purported ringleader in the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Beltran was hired as the New York Mets’ new manager after the 2019 season, but after the scandal broke in January, 2020, Beltran stepped down as manager.
Do you believe Carlos Beltran should be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year?
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Should Carlos Beltran be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year?
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