Carlos Beltran reacts to his rise in the votes for Cooperstown: “At the end of the day, the issue of the Astros has its weight”

Carlos Beltran reacts to his rise in the votes for Cooperstown: “At the end of the day, the issue of the Astros has its weight”

The Puerto Rican former baseball player Carlos Beltran He acknowledged on Sunday that he was aware of his rise in the votes towards the Baseball Hall of Famein Cooperstown, three weeks before the new immortals of the Class of 2024 are revealed.

Beltran, who is in his second year of eligibility, had the distinction on Sunday of throwing the first pitch prior to the fifth clash between the Santurce Crab Eaters and the Caguas Creolesin Semifinal A of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (LBPRC)played at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.

“This morning (Sunday), Jessica (his wife) let me know a percentage. I don’t know… That more than 30% (32.6%) of the ballots have also been made public. I’m calm, this is something you can’t lose faith and hope. If it’s going to touch me, it’s going to touch me,” Beltran said in an aside with the press.

The man from Manati, nine times selected to the Major League All-Star Game, registers a 66.4% between 118 public papers and another seven anonymous ones. Last year, in his first at-bat, he had 46.5%.

Above him are the Dominican Adrian Beltre (98.4%-first year), as well as Todd Helton (82.4%-sixth year), Joe Mauer (81.6%-first year), Gary Sheffield (76%-tenth year) and Andrew Jones (67.2%-seventh year).

“They, the journalists, decide who to give their vote to. I am calm. Honestly, I go back and say: I am happy to have moved to Puerto Rico with my family and to be active with my baseball academy (Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy),” he added.

“Being related to the Hall of Fame is a privilege. But at the end of the day, this is something more personal on my part… It’s a little confusing how the metric is made (to be immortal),” she said.

“One of my examples is Edgar Martinez. He had (literally) an MLB award to his name, long before he was drafted. He had to wait 10 years to be selected. “We are talking about one of the best right-handed hitters in the history of baseball,” he highlighted.

Beltran finished his career with a .279 average with 2,725 hits, 435 home runs, 1,587 RBIs, 1,582 runs scored, 312 steals and a WAR of 70.1.

In addition, he won the American League Rookie of the Year award, won three Gold Gloves, won two Silver Bats and won the (controversial) 2017 World Series with the Houston Astros.

“As a switch-hitter, my numbers are good. But at the end of the day, this Astros thing (sign-stealing scandal) carries weight. The reporters have a decision. I am at peace, calm and when it arrives, we will celebrate,” he noted.

Beltran, likewise, shined in the Major League postseason, posting a .435 batting average with eight home runs, 14 RBIs, six steals and a .536 on-base percentage in 12 games.

In general, in 65 commitments throughout his career in playoffsbatted .307 with 66 hits, 16 home runs, 42 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The publication of ballots is carried out by the fan Ryan Thibodauxwho compiles a count of all the ballots that are released by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voters.

The Baseball Hall of Fame does not officially release the percentages until the day the inductees are unveiled, which this year is scheduled for January 23.

To be immortal, former players need to get at least 75% of the vote.

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