Next Tuesday, the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be revealed at 5:00 PM CST on MLB Network. Amongst the expected inductees is Rangers legend Adrian Beltre who will get in by a landslide. 

As of this week, Beltre has 98.8% of the known vote. That number usually goes down for most players when the announcement is made but Beltre should still be around the 95-97% mark which is far about the 75% threshold needed to be a Hall of Famer. 

Not that Adrain Beltre needs anyone to advocate his case to be inducted into the Hall but it’s still a pretty impressive one to take a look at. 

There is no doubt that Adrian Beltre is one of the best 3rd basemen to ever play Major League Baseball. Amongst 3rd basemen all time, Beltre ranks 1st in hits (3,166) Extra Base Hits (1,151), RBI (1,707), and 3rd in home runs (477) and runs (1,524). 

Famously, Beltre recorded his 3,000th hit on July 30th, 2017 with a double down the left field line at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Every eligible member of the 3,000-hit club is in the Hall of Fame except for Pete Rose, Rafael Palmerio, and Alex Rodriguez (still on the ballot) 

As for career accolades, Beltre finished with 4 All-Star Appearances, 4 Silver Sluggers, 5 Gold Gloves, and 2 Platinum Gloves. Surprisingly, Beltre’s first All-Star appearance didn’t come until his 13th MLB season in 2010 which would be his first and only with the Boston Red Sox.

Beltre’s best season came in 2004 with the Los Angeles Dodgers where he slugged 48 home runs and 121 RBI all while batting at a .334 clip. His best season as a Texas Ranger came in 2012 when he finished 3rd in AL MVP voting after hitting .321 with 36 home runs and 102 RBI. 

Throughout his eight years in a Rangers uniform, Beltre slashed .306/.360/.502 with 167 home runs and 594 RBI. 1,133 of Beltre’s 3,166 came as a Texas Ranger. 

 That said, you’d have to assume that Adrian Beltre will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger. If he does he will join Nolan Ryan, and Ivan Rodriguez as the only Hall of Famers to go in as Rangers. 

Whether it was his elite-level play or his fun antics on the field Adrian Beltre was a joy to watch and soon, he will get his much-deserved call to the Hall.

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