Adrian Beltre
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Di D.R.
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 24, 1998
  • Final Game: October 02, 2016
  • Silver Slugger - 2004
  • Gold Glove - 2007
  • Gold Glove - 2008
  • Silver Slugger - 2010
  • Gold Glove - 2011
  • Silver Slugger - 2011
  • Gold Glove - 2012
  • Silver Slugger - 2014
 
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You could say that Adrian Beltre is one of the most unlikely members of the 3,000 Hit Club.  Perhaps it is because he did not win an MVP, and he also did not go to his first All-Star Game until he was 31, his 12th year in the Majors.  To a casual fan, he was under the radar.  To a true fan, he was on it for 20 years. 

The Dominican Third Baseman made his debut in 1998 at 19 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it was clear from the get-go that he was one of the most well-rounded baseball players in the game.  With L.A., he methodically improved, and in 2004, he had the best offensive season of his career.  Beltre led the National League in Home Runs (48) and would have career-highs in Runs Batted In (121) and Batting Average (.334) and OPS (1.017).  He may not have been an All-Star, but he was second in MVP voting that year.

Beltre joined the Seattle Mariners, where he played for five years and had three 25 Home Run Seasons and two Gold Glove seasons.  He was with the Red Sox for one season (2010), and he finally made his first All-Star Game, and for the first and only time in his career, he led his league in Doubles. 

Beltre was only getting better, and now as a Texas Ranger, he would have three All-Star Games, three Gold Gloves, two Silver Sluggers, and five top ten finishes in MVP voting.  He retired with Hall of Fame numbers of 477 Home Runs, 3,166 Hits, and a bWAR close to 100.  His stats may have eclipsed his actual fame, but he should get in quickly.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Third Base
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (4) (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014)

    Silver Slugger (4) (NL) (2004) (AL) (2010, 2011 & 2014)

    Gold Glove (5) (AL) (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2016)

    Platinum Glove (2) (AL) (2011 & 2012)

    Wilson Defensive Player (1) (AL) (2012)

    Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2014)

    Highest Defensive bWAR (1) (AL) (2008)

    Most Hits (1) (AL) (2013)

    Most Doubles (1) (AL) (2010)

    Most Home Runs (1) (AL) (2004)

    Most Total Zone Runs (2) (NL) (2004) & (AL) (2016)

    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:

    (NL: 2004, 2nd), (AL: 2010, 9th), (AL: 2012, 3rd), (AL: 2013, 7th), (AL: 2015, 7th) & (AL: 2016, 7th)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)

    1 Top Ten Finish (On Base Percentage)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)

    6 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)

    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Scored)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Total Zone Runs)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)

    8 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)

    8 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 8. At Bats: 11,068
    10. Defensive bWAR: 29.3
    11. Doubles: 636
    13. Total Zone Runs: 167
    14. Games Played: 2,933
    14. Total Bases: 5,309
    17. Hits: 3,166
    24: Runs Batted In: 1,707
    25. Sacrifice Flies: 1033
    26. bWAR for Position Players: 95.6
    30. Home Runs: 477
    54. Offensive bWAR: 71.5
    64: Runs Scored: 1,524

Should Adrian Beltre be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 100%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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