The wait for Scott Rolen is over, and the star third baseman was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, receiving 76.3% of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America, joining Fred McGriff in the 2023 class.
Todd Helton (72.2%) had just 11 votes to reach the required 75% threshold. Billy Wagner (68.1%) and Andrew Jones (58.1%) are among his top retainers heading into next year’s ballot. Carlos Beltrán won his 46.5% share of the vote in his first year, while Alex Rodriguez (35.7%) made less progress in his second appearance.
The 2024 ballot includes players who retired after the 2018 season, with Adrian Beltre likely to be voted on first attempt. David Wright and others.
Here are the details of the players slated to debut on the ballot in 2024:
Adrian Beltre (93.5 WAR) – 3,166 hits, 477 home runs, 5 Gold Glove Awards
Chase Utley (64.5 WAR) – 6-time All-Star, 4-time Silver Slugger, 259 homers, .823 OPS
Joe Mauer (55.2 WAR) – Career .306 average, 3-time batting champion, 2009 American League MVP, 6-time All-Star
David Wright (49.2 WAR) – 7-time All-Star, .296 average, .867 OPS
Bartolo Colon (46.2 WAR) 247 wins in total (50 wins in history), 2005 AL Cy Young winner
Matt Holliday (44.5 WAR) – 7-time All-Star, .299 batting average, .889 OPS, 2007 NL Batting Champion
Adrian Gonzalez (43.5 WAR) – 5-time All-Star selection, 4-time Gold Glove, 317 homers, .287 batting average
Jose Reyes (37.5 WAR) – 517 steals (33rd career), 4-time All-Star, 2011 NL Batting Champion
Jose Bautista (36.7 WAR) – Six-time All-Star, 54 home runs in 2010
Victor Martinez (32 WAR) – 5-time All-Star, career average of .295
James Shields (30.7 WAR) – 145 wins and 33 appearances per season from 2007 to 2016
Brandon Phillips (28.4 WAR) – 3x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove Award at second base
This article first appeared in USA TODAY: 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Adrian Beltre leads first-timers