Sunday, September 9, 2012
Is Adrian Beltre a Hall of Famer?
ESPN Insider Buster Olney wrote about the Hall of Fame chances for the active players who have already done enough to earn strong consideration.
He places Adrian Beltre in the "Maybes" category but thinks the Rangers third baseman's chances will keep getting better.
This is his 15th year in the big leagues, and he's only 33 years old, and he's quickly climbing the rankings leaderboard: 340 career homers, 2,199 hits, and he has won three Gold Gloves. Baseball Reference puts him in the neighborhood of Don Mattingly, so I don't think he'd get in today. But eventually, he'll be a slam-dunk candidate.
See how Olney ranks other candidates here (Insider).