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14. Carlos Beltran
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 24, 1977 in Manati, P.R.
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 14, 1998
  • Final Game: October 01, 2017
  • Rookie of the Year - 1999
  • Gold Glove - 2006
  • Silver Slugger - 2006
  • TSN All-Star - 2006
  • Gold Glove - 2007
  • Silver Slugger - 2007
  • Gold Glove - 2008
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 2013
  • MVP - 2003
  • MVP - 2004
  • MVP - 2006
  • MVP - 2007
  • MVP - 2008
  • MVP - 2011
  • MVP - 2012
  • Rookie of the Year - 1999
 
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There was so much to love about the game of Carlos Beltran.  The 1999 American League Rookie of the Year showed out of the gate that he had a lot of skills as he could hit, hit for power, had speed and good defensive skill.  Beltran began his career with the Kansas City Royals where he won the aforementioned Rookie of the Year Award, but KC knew that they would not able to afford him once he became a free agent and he was traded to the Houston Astros for their stretch run.  

The Puerto Rican Outfielder signed with the New York Mets for the 2006 season where he had the best run of his career playing for seven seasons and being named an All-Star in five of them.  He received MVP votes in four of those years, and won two Silver Sluggers and three Gold Gloves as a Met and had 149 Home Runs and a .500 Slugging Percentage for New York.  He would be traded to the San Francisco Giants for their 2011 stretch run and would sign with the St. Louis Cardinals where he played two seasons and was an All Star both years.  Beltran finished his career with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and fittingly in 2017 he played for the Houston Astros and helped them win the World Series, a great way to end his career.

Beltran retired with 2,725 Hits, 435 Home Runs and a bWAR over 65 but he was also a great leader, beloved teammate and a clutch superstar who might have had to wait until his final season to become a World Series Champion but had a post season slash line of .307/.412/.609 over 65 Games, hence the nickname of Senor October.   Saying that, his role as the leader of the Astros cheating scandal in 2017, could cost him votes.

Sounds like one hell of a player to us!

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Manati, Puerto Rico
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 2023
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star (9) (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2016)
    Silver Slugger (2) (NL) (2006 & 2007)
    Gold Glove (3) (NL) (2006, 2007 & 2008)
    Rookie of the Year (AL) (1999)
    Roberto Clemente Award (2013)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1) (NL) (2006)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (3) (AL) (2001 & 2003) (NL) (2004)
    Most Outs Made (1) (AL) (1999)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1) (NL) (2008)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (2) (AL) (1999) (NL) (2008)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (4) (AL) (1999, 2001 & 2002) (NL) (2008)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (2) (AL) (2001) (NL) (2006)
    Most Putouts by a Outfielder (1) (NL) (2008)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1) (AL) (2001) 
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Centerfielder (4) (AL) (1999, 2001 & 2002) (NL) (2008)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (2) (NL) (2006 & 2007)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Rightfielder (1) (NL) (2012)
    Most Total Zone Runs by an Outfielder (1) (NL) (2008)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by an Outfielder (2) (NL) (2006 & 2007)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 2003, 9th) & (NL: 2006, 4th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (RBI)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Singles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 4.   Stolen Base Percentage: 86.43
    7.   Total Zone Runs by a Centerfielder: 104
    9.   Power-Speed #: 363.4
    16. Putouts by an Outfielder: 418
    17. Sacrifice Flies: 110
    24. Putouts by a Centerfielder: 4,133
    25. Extra Base HIts: 104
    26. Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder: 2.70
    29. Doubles: 565
    29. Total Zone Runs by an Outfielder: 82
    33. Outs Made: 7,423
    34: Total Bases: 4,751
    34. Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder: 28
    35. Assists by a Centerfielder: 108
    39. At Bats: 9,768
    39. Plate Appearances: 11,031
    41. Runs Batted In: 1,587
    42. Fielding Percentage by a Rightfielder: .986
    46. Games Played: 2,586
    47. Home Runs: 435
    53. Runs Scored: 1,582
    62. Hits: 2,725
    70. bWAR for Position Players: 70.1
    74. Offensive bWAR: 66.6
    82. Total Zone Runs: 82
    89. Walks: 1,084
    91. Win Probability Added: 35.8

Should Carlos Beltran be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 56%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 12%

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