Provided that they remain retired, the following are partial lists of former Major League ballplayers who will become eligible for consideration by the BBWAA for election into the Hall of Fame in upcoming years. Players who are eligible have played 10 seasons of Major League Baseball and have been retired from for five full seasons. For example, those players eligible for consideration in 2017 will have played their final game in 2011. Those players eligible for consideration in 2018 will have last played in 2012, etc.
Three-time All-Star and 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner pitched 15 seasons for Blue Jays and Cardinals…Finished in Top 5 of Cy Young Award voting two times aside from his 2005 first-place finish…Led NL in ERA in 2009 and in innings pitched in 2011…Posted 10-4 record with 3.00 ERA in 18 postseason starts and was member of Cardinals’ World Series winners in 2006 and 2011.
Two-time All-Star and two-time World Series winner played 18 seasons for Royals, A’s, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Indians…Scored 100-or-more runs in 10 seasons and finished with 1,668 runs scored…Totaled 2,769 hits en route to .284 career batting average…Compiled 522 doubles and 408 stolen bases, one of only nine players in history to reach that combination.
Four-time All-Star pitched 12 seasons for Mariners, Rockies, Angels, Twins, A’s and Cardinals…Led American League with 48 saves in 2009…Recorded 20-or-more saves six times en route to 204 for career.
Two-time All-Star pitched 17 seasons for Marlins, Giants, Expos, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Twins, Rockies, Mets, Braves and Brewers…Won 1997 NLCS MVP and 1997 World Series MVP en route to leading the Marlins to the championship…Led league in innings pitched three times and complete games twice while winning 178 games in his career.
Two-time World Champion with San Francisco played 13 seasons with Devil Rays, Astros, Orioles, Tigers and Giants…Won 2008 Silver Slugger Award at DH…Drove in 100-plus runs three times and topped the 20-homer mark seven times.
Two-time All-Star played 16 seasons for Mets, A’s, Cardinals, Rays and Angels…Saved 300 games, becoming the 23rd pitcher to reach that plateau…Led NL with 47 saves in 2004 for league-champion Cardinals.
Five-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field played 17 seasons for Braves, Dodgers, Rangers, White Sox and Yankees…Only Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays won more Gold Glove Awards among outfielders…Led NL with 51 home runs and 128 RBI in 2005…Finished career with 434 home runs and 1,289 RBI…Won 2005 Hank Aaron Award.
Eight-time All-Star and 1999 NL Most Valuable Player anchored Braves’ lineup for each of his 19 big league seasons…Finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting five other times in addition to his ’99 MVP…Won two Silver Slugger Awards at third base…Drove in 100-or-more runs nine times and scored at least 100 runs eight times…Won 2008 NL batting title and finished with career average of .303…Hit .287 in 21 postseason series over 12 seasons and led Braves to 1995 World Series title.
Three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner in left field played 14 seasons for White Sox, Brewers, Rangers, Astros and Marlins…Reached 100-RBI plateau in six seasons and hit 20-or-more home runs in 10 seasons…Finished with .285 batting average, 358 home runs and 1,363 RBI.
Two-time All-Star pitched 11 seasons for Astros, Phillies and Nationals…Topped the 25-save mark in six seasons and eclipsed 40 saves twice…Finished in Top 10 of NL Cy Young Award voting twice…Counting postseason, was a perfect 48-of-48 in save chances in 2008 while helping Phillies win World Series title…Won 2008 NL Rolaids Relief Man Award in 2008.
Two-time All-Star and 2009 World Series MVP played 10 seasons for Yankees, Angels, A’s and Rays…Drove in 100-plus runs in four seasons and topped the 20-homer mark five times…Debuted in the big leagues at age 29 and finished with 175 home runs and 760 RBI.
Won 169 games over 16 seasons with Braves, Phillies, Indians, Rangers, Orioles, Rockies and Mariners…Led National League with three shutouts in 2003 and led the American League in ERA in 2005 with a mark of 2.86…Posted double-digit totals in victories in eight seasons and was named to 1999 NL All-Star team.
Two-time 20-game winner posted 269 victories over 25 seasons for Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox, Mariners, Phillies and Rockies…Named to 2003 American League All-Star team and won the Hutch Award, the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and the Roberto Clemente Award that year…At 49 years old, became the oldest pitcher to win a big league game on April 17, 2012.
Seven-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base played 17 seasons for Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays and Reds…Won 1997 National League Rookie of the Year Award…Drove in 100-plus runs five times and reached the 20-homer plateau 10 times en route to 1,287 career RBI and 316 career home runs…Starting third baseman for Cardinals 2006 World Series champions.
Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner (2004, 2006) and four-time All-Star pitched 12 seasons for Twins and Mets...Led league in earned-run average three times, strikeouts three times and victories once...Led AL in WHIP four straight seasons (2004-07)...Won AL pitching Triple Crown in 2006 by leading league in wins, ERA and strikeouts...One of only 12 pitchers in history with at least 139 wins, an ERA of 3.20 or less and a winning percentage of at least .641...Pitched first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1, 2012.
Five-time All-Star hit 612 home runs over 22 seasons with Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Twins and Orioles…Won 1996 Silver Slugger Award at third base…Led National League in home runs in 2003 with 47 and paced American League in walks three times…Finished career with 1,583 runs scored, 1,699 RBI and 1,747 walks…Won 2002 Roberto Clemente Award and 2004 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.
Eleven-time Gold Glove Award-winning shortstop (second-most of any SS in history) and three-time All-Star played 24 seasons for Mariners, Indians, Giants, Rangers, White Sox and Blue Jays…Totaled 2,877 hits, 404 stolen bases and 1,445 runs scored…Won 1996 Hutch Award…Led his league in fielding percentage six times and his 2,709 games at shortstop are the most by any player.
Two-time All-Star and 1998 National League Rookie of the Year played 14 seasons for Cubs, Indians and Yankees…Posted 86 wins and 63 saves in 446 career games…Led NL with 266 strikeouts in 2003…On May 6, 1998, struck out 20 Astros in a one-hitter to tie a big league record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game.
Six-time All-Star played 15 seasons for Astros, Yankees, Cardinals and Rangers…Topped 100-RBI mark six times, including a National League-best 128 in 2002…Reached 30-homer plateau six times…Finished in Top 10 of NL MVP voting six times…Posted career batting average of .293 along with .406 on-base percentage and .537 slugging average…Hit .423 in 2011 World Series to help Cardinals win title.
Two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star pitched 16 seasons for Blue Jays and Phillies…Three-time 20-game winner led league in victories twice, complete games seven times, shutouts four times and innings pitched four times…Finished second in Cy Young Award voting twice…Tossed second postseason no-hitter in history when he blanked the Reds on Oct. 6, 2010 in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Five-time All-Star played all 17 of his big league seasons with the Rockies…Won four Silver Slugger Awards and three Gold Glove Awards at first base…Led National League with .372 batting average and 147 RBI in 2000…Led NL in on-base percentage twice and finished career with .316 batting average, .414 on-base percentage and .539 slugging average…Scored 100-or-more runs six times and posted at least 100 RBI in five seasons.
Posted 118 wins over 20 seasons pitching with Rangers, Cardinals, Red Sox, Rockies, Marlins, Astros, Mets, Angels and Blue Jays…Appeared in 766 career games, transitioning from starter to reliever midway through his career.
Two-time 20-game winner and three-time All-Star pitched 13 seasons for Astros, Phillies, Rangers and Rockies...Led NL twice in games started and once in ERA...Posted 163-102 record and went 5-2 in eight postseason series...Finished in Top 5 of NL Cy Young Award voting five times...Won 2005 NLCS Most Valuable Player Award.
Finished in Top 6 of Cy Young Award voting five times en route to 256 wins in 18 seasons with Yankees and Astros…Named to three All-Star teams and never posted a losing record at the big league level…Went 19-11 with a 3.81 ERA in 44 postseason starts, setting a record for postseason victories.
Durable lead-off man played 14 seasons for Rockies, Marlins, Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox and Phillies, finishing with with 2,217 hits and 614 stolen bases...Played in all 162 games in five straight seasons (2003-07) and topped the 200-hit mark four times, leading his league in hits twice...A .295 career hitter who scored 1,075 runs and led his league in stolen bases three times...Hit .333 in 2003 World Series to help lead Marlins to Fall Classic title.
All-time saves leader with 652, 13-time All-Star and five-time Top 5 finisher in Cy Young Award voting pitched 19 seasons for Yankees…In 96 postseason games, posted 8-1 record with 42 saves and a 0.70 ERA…Won 1999 World Series MVP, 2003 ALCS MVP and 2013 All-Star Game MVP…Career WHIP of 1.000 ranks third all-time and first among pitchers whose career started after 1910.
Three-time All-Star played 10 seasons for Red Sox, White Sox and Yankees...Member of World Series championship teams in Boston in 2004 and 2007...Won American League Gold Glove Award at first base in 2007.
Seven-time All-Star played 14 seasons for Rangers, Phillies and Dodgers…Won 2005 AL batting title with .331 average, one of one of seven seasons where he topped the .300 mark…Finished with 2,375 hits and .300 career batting average…Won 2008 Gold Glove Award at shortstop and 2006 All-Star Game MVP.
Two-time All-Star played 18 seasons with Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, Dodgers and Mets...Batted .291 with .395 on-base percentage, scoring 1,453 runs while driving in 1,363, including eight seasons with at least 100 RBI...Stole 400 bases and recorded 574 doubles...Won 2004 Silver Slugger Award and 2005 Gold Glove Award in right field.
Three-time All-Star and 2003 World Series MVP pitched 14 seasons for Marlins, Red Sox and Dodgers...Won 138 games, including 20 with '07 Red Sox when he was the runner-up in the AL Cy Young Award voting...Pitched Marlins to '03 World Series title by spinning complete game five-hitter in Game 6...Was 7-3 with 3.07 ERA in 14 postseason appearances, including winning MVP honors in '07 ALCS.
Six-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base during a 17-year career with Athletics, Yankees and Diamondbacks...Topped the 20-home run mark seven times en route to 260 career homers...Finished with at least 100 RBI in four seasons and won 2002 Silver Slugger Award.
Two-time All-Star and owner of 462 career home runs played 14 seasons for Reds, Diamondbacks, Nationals, White Sox and Athletics...Reached the 40-homer plateau in six seasons, including five straight (2004-08) and totaled at least 100 RBI in six seasons...Led his league in walks twice and drew at least 100 walks in eight seasons en route to .364 career on-base percentage...Homered once every 14.9 at-bats during his big league career.
Three-time All-Star shortstop and 2000 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner played 14 seasons for Braves, Dodgers, Cardinals and Marlins...Compiled .281 career batting average with 1,817 hits, 311 doubles and 314 stolen bases...Appeared in postseason in nine seasons and was starting shortstop on Cardinals' 2011 World Series championship team...Led NL shortstops in putouts twice (2005-06) and assists twice (2003, 2006).
Five-time All-Star and 2000 American League Most Valuable Player Award winner played 20 seasons for Athletics, Yankees, Rockies and Indians...Topped 40-home run mark in three seasons en route to 440 career homers, totaling 2,010 hits and 1,441 RBI...Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner at first base posted seven 100-RBI seasons and led the league in walks four times while fashioning a .399 career on-base percentage...Won 2000 Hutch Award.
Five-time World Series champion and 14-time All-Star...Played 20 seasons, all with Yankees...Recorded 3,465 hits and scored 1,923 runs...Yankee captain batted .310 during his career...In 158 career postseason games, hit .308 with 111 runs scored, 20 home runs and 61 RBI...Won 1996 American League Rookie of the Year Award...Never played a position in the field other than shortstop.
Six-time All-Star first baseman played 18 season for Dodgers, Reds and White Sox...Hit .279 while recording 2,340 hits, including 439 home runs...Reached 40-homer mark twice and 100-RBI mark six times en route to 1,412 career RBI...Totaled five home runs in 2005 postseason, winning ALCS Most Valuable Player Award en route to leading the White Sox to their first World Series title in 88 years.
2008 AL Cy Young Award winner pitched 13 seasons for Indians, Phillies, Mariners and Rangers…Four time All-Star led league in winning percentage twice (2005, 2008), shutouts twice (2008, 2011), ERA once (2008) and strikeout-to-walk ratio three times (2010, 2012-13)…In 11 Postseason starts, was 7-3 with a 2.52 ERA, striking out 89 batters in 82.0 innings.
Seven-time All-Star played 16 seasons for Yankees, Rangers, Nationals and Cubs...Totaled 2,095 hits and 412 home runs, batting .270 while posting a slugging percentage of .500...Stole 289 bases...Joined 40-40 club with 46 home runs and 41 steals in 2006 with Nationals...Won three Silver Slugger Awards at second base (2002, 2004-05) and one in outfield (2006).
Five-time All-Star who worked at least 200 innings in 14 straight years, setting an American League record...Pitched 16 seasons for White Sox, Marlins and Blue Jays...Won four Gold Glove Awards...Posted record of 214-160 with 3.81 ERA...Pitched White Sox to 2005 World Series title as staff ace.
He was named to his first All-Star Game in his final season in 2015, capping a career where he twice led his league in strikeouts per nine innings and finished with 2,513 Ks total...Posted 164-157 career record with 3.99 ERA, helping the Yankees win the 2009 World Series title...Pitched 17 seasons for Marlins, Blue Jays, Yankees, Pirates and Phillies.
Two-time All-Star outfielder played 15 seasons for Twins, Rockies and Mets…2013 NL batting champion and NL Silver Slugger Award winner…Reached 20-home run plateau in four seasons (2006, 2009, 2011, 2013)…Hit .306 in 28 career Postseason games.
Three-time All-Star pitched 13 seasons for Cardinals, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Nationals, Marlins and Cubs…Led league in games started three times and strikeouts per walk ratio three times en route to 153-131 record with a 3.75 ERA…Finished in Top 7 of Cy Young Award voting twice.
Four-time All-Star pitched 17 seasons with the Athletics, Braves and Giants…Finished in Top 5 of Cy Young Award vote three times, including a second-place finish in 2000 when he won 20 games…Finished with career record of 222-133, good for a winning percentage of .625 – one of only 16 pitchers in history to reach that combination…Member of 2014 World Champion Giants.
Nine-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder and five-time All-Star played 19 seasons for Twins, Angels and Tigers…Totaled 2,452 hits, 353 home runs, 195 stolen bases and a .277 batting average…Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner who topped the 20-home run mark in 11 seasons…Only three center fielders – Willie Mays (12), Ken Griffey Jr. (10) and Andruw Jones (10) – have won more Gold Glove Awards.
Slugging first baseman played 12 seasons for Braves, Pirates, Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Nationals and White Sox…Reached 20-homer mark in nine seasons and twice drove in 100 runs (2010, 2012)…Won NL Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award in 2012 when he finished sixth in NL MVP voting.
Three-time All-Star third baseman played 18 seasons for Pirates, Cubs and Brewers...Topped 100-RBI mark in seven seasons and finished career with 386 home runs, seventh all time among players who played at least half their games at third base...Only five third baseman have more career RBI than Ramirez's 1,417...Led NL third baseman in assists twice (2001, 2003) and fielding percentage twice (2006, 2012).
Two-time All-Star outfielder played 12 seasons for the Blue Jays, White Sox, Rangers and Royals…Totaled 1,778 career hits and posted two seasons with 20 homers and 20 stolen bases (2010, 2012)…Member of Royals 2015 World Series championship team.
2010 AL All-Star played 12 seasons with Athletics, White Sox, Yankees, Indians and Braves…Nine straight seasons with 20-plus home runs (2005-13), topping 80-RBI mark five times (2006, 2009-12)…Member of 2009 Yankees World Series championship team.
Three-time All-Star second baseman played 10 seasons for Marlins, Braves, Giants and Nationals…Reached the 30-homer mark in five seasons (2007-11) and drove in at least 80 runs in six seasons (2006-11)…Won NL Silver Slugger Award in 2010.
Three-time All-Star and 2002 American League Cy Young Award winner pitched 15 seasons for Athletics and Giants…Led league in games started four times while compiling 165-143 record and 4.04 ERA…Member of 2010 and 2012 Giants World Series champions…Pitched 7.2 innings of shutout ball in Game 5 of 2012 NLCS to begin Giants’ rally from 3-games-to-1 deficit against Cardinals.
Six-time All-Star first baseman played 12 seasons for Brewers, Tigers and Rangers…Became youngest player to hit 50 homers in one season in 2007 at the age of 23…Finished in Top 4 of NL MVP voting three times (2007, 2009, 2011) and won three Silver Slugger Awards before a back injury forced his retirement at the age of 32…Drove in 100-or-more runs six times…Named 2011 All-Star Game MVP and the 2015 AL Comeback Player of the Year…Appeared in 157-or-more games in nine seasons, including a league-best 162 games four times.
Ten-time All-Star played 20 seasons for Twins and Red Sox, placing in Top 4 of AL MVP voting four times (2004-07) and winning seven Silver Slugger Awards as designated hitter…Led AL in RBI three times (2005-06, 2016) en route to 1,768 for his career…Totaled 541 home runs (17th at the time of his retirement) and 632 doubles (10th at the time of his retirement)…2004 ALCS MVP and 2013 World Series MVP hit .289 in 85 career Postseason games with 17 homers and 61 RBI, helping Red Sox win three World Series titles.
Three-time American League MVP (2003, 2005, 2007) and 14-time All-Star played 22 seasons for Mariners, Rangers and Yankees…Ten-time Silver Slugger Award winner at shortstop and third base…Led AL in runs scored five times (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007), home runs five times (2001-03, 2005, 2007), slugging percentage four times (2003, 2005, 2007-08) and RBI twice (2002, 2007)…Totaled 696 home runs (fourth at the time of his retirement) and 2,086 RBI (third at the time of his retirement)…Led Yankees to 2009 World Series title.
Three-time All-Star first baseman played 14 seasons for Rangers, Braves, Angels and Yankees…Five-time Gold Glove Award winner reached the 30-home run mark nine times en route to 409 for his career…Won three Silver Slugger Awards at first base…Led AL in home runs (39), RBI (122) and total bases (344) in 2009 while helping Yankees win World Series title.