Adrian Beltré, Joe Mauer and Chase Utley are a few of the extra notable newcomers featured on the 2024 Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America Corridor of Fame poll, which was launched Monday.
These first-year candidates are joined by poll veterans equivalent to Todd Helton, Billy Wagner and Andruw Jones, who’re trending towards enshrinement in Cooperstown.
Beltré seems on the poll for the primary time after recording 3,166 hits and 477 dwelling runs throughout his 21-year profession. Mauer’s three batting titles as a catcher and 2009 AL MVP are a few of his high causes for induction. Utley made six All-Star groups and gained the 2008 World Sequence with the Phillies. Different first-timers on the poll embrace David Wright, Bartolo Colon, Adrián González, Matt Holliday, José Reyes, José Bautista, Victor Martinez, James Shields and Brandon Phillips.
The candidacies of Helton, Wagner and Jones are among the many high storylines for this yr’s poll. All three are inside vary of the 75% threshold wanted for induction following important jumps final yr. Helton fell simply shy in his fifth yr on the poll, receiving 72.2% of the vote. Wagner and Jones made 17-point enhancements in final yr’s voting, placing them at 68.1% and 58.1% as they enter their ninth and seventh years on the poll, respectively.
Gary Sheffield noticed his help leap up 15 factors final yr, to 55.0%. However he’ll want a fair greater enhance to be elected to the Corridor of Fame in his tenth and closing yr on the BBWAA poll. A member of the 500-home run membership, Sheffield is the one participant on the poll coming into their tenth voting cycle.
Different noteworthy returning candidates embrace Carlos Beltrán, who’s one in all 5 gamers with 400 dwelling runs and 300 stolen bases. He debuted on the poll final yr and garnered 46.5% of the vote. Alex Rodriguez, now in his third yr of eligibility, and Manny Ramirez, in his eighth yr, have been two of probably the most fearsome hitters the sport has recognized. However their connections to performance-enhancing medication have probably saved their voting percentages down. Final yr, Rodriguez was listed on 35.7% of ballots solid, whereas Ramirez was on 33.2% of ballots solid.
The remaining returning candidates are Omar Vizquel (19.5% final yr, seventh poll in 2024), Andy Pettitte (17.0%, sixth poll), Bobby Abreu (15.4%, fifth poll), Jimmy Rollins (12.9%, third poll), Mark Buehrle (10.8%, fourth poll), Francisco Rodriguez (10.8%, second poll) and Torii Hunter (6.9%, fourth poll).
All eligible BBWAA voters have a deadline of Dec. 31 to submit their ballots. The outcomes can be introduced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, stay on MLB Community. All gamers who obtain 75% of the vote and anybody elected from the Up to date Baseball Period Managers/Executives/Umpires poll can be enshrined throughout the 2024 Induction Ceremony on July 21.