Adrian Beltre Hall of Fame Chances Surging

122 MLB Hall of Fame ballots have been made public, so what does that mean for our beloved Adrian Beltré?

Sep 30, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) waves to the crowd as
Sep 30, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) waves to the crowd as / Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
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Voting for the 2024 MLB Hall of Fame class has closed as all ballots have been collected via the Baseball Writers Association of America. Though official results won't be made public until January 23, we can get an idea of what the 2024 class will look like based on the 122 BBWAA members who opted to make their ballots public (all vote stats courtesy of Ryan Thibodaux's Hall-of-Fame Ballot Tracker).

So where does our beloved Adrian Beltré stand on his first year on the ballot?

Adrian Beltre: Hall of Fame Lock?

Out of 122 public ballots, Beltré is receiving 98.4% of the vote (120 total ballots). The highest of any player on the ballot and well above the 75% needed to be inducted. Beltré is looking like a shoe-in for the 2024 class and a first-ballot hall of famer.

The overwhelming votes for Beltré are no surprise with many thinking he would become just the second unanimous Hall of Famer in MLB history. His 93.5 WAR throughout his career ranks in the top 30 in the history of the MLB and 4th all-time for third basemen trailing just Mike Schmidt (106.8), Eddie Matthews (96.0), and Wade Boggs (91.4).

Beltré is a member of the 3,000 hit club and is a 2-time Platinum Glove winner to go with his five Gold Gloves.

Todd Helton (82%), Joe Mauer (82%), and Billy Wagner (80%) would join Beltré as inductees judging from the public ballots with Gary Sheffield (75%), Carlos Beltran (66%), and Andruw Jones (68%) right on the cusp.

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