Dominican heads list of new candidates for the MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN.- He Dominican Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer, Chase Utley, David Wright, José Bautista and Matt Holliday stand out among the 12 new candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame, whose ballot was released on Monday.

Todd Helton, who fell short by 11 votes in this year’s election for the Baseball Writers Association of North Americaand Billy Wagner, who fell 27 short of the honor, are among the repeat players.

Beltré and Bautista are part of a quartet of Dominicans who appear for the first time on the list of candidates. The others are Bartolo Colón and José Reyes. The Mexican Adrián González and the Venezuelan Víctor Martínez also appear. The other debutants are Brandon Phillips and James Shields.

When Scott Rolen was elected this year, Helton received 72.2% of the vote and Wagner received 68.1%.

Other repeat candidates suffer the burden of steroid use: Alex Rodriguez (139 votes, 35.7%) and Manny Ramirez (129, 33.2%).

They also continue Andrew Jones (226, 58.1%), Gary Sheffield (214, 55%), Carlos Beltran (181, 46.5%), Omar Vizquel (76, 19.5%), Andy Pettitte (66, 17%), Bobby Abreu (60, 15.4%), Jimmy Rollins (50, 12.9%), Mark Buehrle (42, 10.8%), Francisco Rodríguez (42, 10.8%) and Torii Hunter (27, 6.9%).

Sheffield will appear on the BBWAA ballot for the 10th and final time.

Impeccable resume:

Beltré has a history of four national teams Stars game of the MLB and five awards from Gold Glove on third base. He hit .286 with 477 home runs and 1,707 RBIs with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2004), Seattle (2005-09), Boston (2010) and Texas (2011-18). His 2,759 games at third base place him second on the all-time list, behind the 2,870 of Brooks Robinsonand his 636 doubles place him 11th all time.

Mauer, six-time All-Star, three-time winner of the Gold Glove and Most valuable Player of the American League As of 2009, he is the only catcher to win three batting titles. He averaged .306 with 143 home runs and 906 RBIs with Minnesota from 2004-2018.

Utley was a six-time All-Star as a second baseman and hit .275 with 259 home runs and 1,025 RBIs for Philadelphia (2003-15) and the Dodgers (2015-19). His five home runs in the World Series of 2009 have him tied for the record with Reggie Jackson (1977) and George Springer (2017).

Others with immortal option in MLB:

Wright, a seven-time All-Star, hit .296 with 242 home runs, 970 RBIs and 196 stolen bases with the New York Mets between 2004-18. His career was slowed by neck, back and shoulder injuries.

Bautista, an All-Star outfielder in six straight seasons from 2010-15, hit .247 with 344 home runs and 975 RBIs for Baltimore (2004), Tampa Bay (2004), Kansas City (2004), Pittsburgh ( 2004-08), Toronto (2008-17), Atlanta (2018), the Mets (2018) and Philadelphia (2018).

Holliday was an outfielder who amassed seven All-Star selections and won the AL batting title. National League in 2007. He hit .299 with 316 home runs and 1,220 RBIs with Colorado (2004-08, 2018), Oakland (2009), St. Louis (2009-16) and the New York Yankees (2017).

Jim Leyland, Lou Piniella, Cito Gaston and David Johnson They are among eight nominees who will appear on the contemporary era committee’s ballot to induct managers, executives and umpires. In addition to the four drivers, the ballot includes the umpires Joe West and Ed Montagueto the former president of the National League, Billy Whiteand the former general manager Hank Peters.