2024 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot
The countdown to the biggest moment of the baseball year is officially underway.
On Jan. 23, the BBWAA will announce the results of its 2024 Hall of Fame vote live from Cooperstown on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET. Any electees will be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend on Sunday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2023, featuring Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen, was inducted on July 23.
Welcome to the Party
Debuting on the BBWAA ballot in 2024 are José Bautista, Adrián Beltré, Bartolo Colon, Adrián González, Matt Holliday, Victor Martinez, Joe Mauer, Brandon Phillips, José Reyes, James Shields, Chase Utley and David Wright.
Candidates remain on the BBWAA ballot for 10 years provided they are not elected and they are named on at least five percent of all ballots cast each year.
Returning to the Ballot
Among the players returning to the BBWAA ballot, Todd Helton received votes on 72.2 percent of all ballots cast in 2023 — the most of any returnee. Helton is on the ballot for the sixth time in 2024. Billy Wagner (68.1 percent), Andruw Jones (58.1 percent) and Gary Sheffield (55.0 percent) are the only other candidates who received at least 50 percent of the BBWAA vote in 2023.
Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of all ballots cast will earn election to the Hall of Fame.
Fourteen former players are returning to the 2024 BBWAA ballot after receiving at least five percent of the overall vote in 2023:
Todd Helton | 72.2% | 6th year
Billy Wagner | 68.1% | 9th year
Andruw Jones | 58.1% | 7th year
Gary Sheffield | 55.0% | 10th year
Carlos Beltrán | 46.5% | 2nd year
Álex Rodríguez | 35.7% | 3rd year
Manny Ramírez | 33.2% | 8th year
Omar Vizquel | 19.5% | 7th year
Andy Pettitte | 17.0% | 6th year
Bobby Abreu | 15.4% | 5th year
Jimmy Rollins | 12.9% | 3rd year
Mark Buehrle | 10.8% | 4th year
Francisco Rodríguez | 10.8% | 2nd year
Torii Hunter | 6.9% | 4th year
The 2024 Ballot
BOBBY ABREU: 5th year on the ballot…Played 18 seasons with Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, Dodgers and Mets…Two-time All-Star (2004-05) who won a Silver Slugger Award in 2004 and a Gold Glove Award as a right fielder in 2005…Hit .300-or-better six times (1998-2000, 2002-04), drove in 100-or-more runs eight times (2001, 2003-09), scored 100-or-more runs eight times (1999-2002, 2004-05, 2007-08) and drew 100-or-more walks eight times (1999-2006)…Led MLB in walks with 124 in 2006 and led majors in triples with 11 in 1999…Led NL with 50 doubles in 2002 en route to 574 for his career, tied for 25th all-time…Drew 1,476 walks, 20th on the all-time list…Played 1,990 games in right field, 11th on all-time list…One of 75 players in history with at least 400 stolen bases…One of only two players in history, along with Barry Bonds, with at least 1,400 runs scored, 1,400 walks, 1,300 RBI and 400 stolen bases…One of only eight players all-time with at least eight seasons with 100 runs scored, eight seasons with 100 RBI and eight seasons with 100 walks (Barry Bonds, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas, Jim Thome and Ted Williams)…Batted .284 with a .392 on-base percentage over five Postseason series, totaling nine runs scored, nine RBI and 12 walks in 20 games.
JOSÉ BAUTISTA: 1st year on the ballot…Played 15 seasons with Orioles, Devil Rays, Royals, Pirates, Blue Jays, Braves, Mets and Phillies…Six-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner as outfielder…Finished in Top 10 of AL Most Valuable Player voting four times: 2010 (4th), 2011 (3rd), 2014 (6th), 2015 (8th)…Led all MLB batters in home runs in back-to-back seasons (2010-11)…Topped the 20-homer mark in eight seasons (2010-17), including three times reaching the 40-home run mark…Hit .300-or-better in one season (2011)… Totaled 100-or-more RBI in four seasons (2010-11, 2014-15) and scored 100-plus runs in four seasons (2010-11, 2014-15)…Led AL in walks twice (2011, 2015) and topped the 100-walk mark in four seasons (2010-11, 2014-15)…Led AL in total bases (351) and extra base hits (92) in 2010…Paced AL with .608 slugging percentage and 1.056 OPS in 2011…Won AL Hank Aaron Award in 2010 and 2011…Batted .243 with .364 on-base percentage in five Postseason series over two seasons, totaling six home runs, 16 RBI and 14 walks in 20 games.
CARLOS BELTRÁN: 2nd year on the ballot…Played 20 seasons with the Royals, Astros, Mets, Giants, Cardinals, Yankees and Rangers…Nine-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Award winner in the outfield and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner…Named 1999 American League Rookie of the Year…Finished in the Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player voting twice: 2003 (9th) and 2006 (4th)…Hit .300-or-better in four seasons (2001, 2003, 2009, 2011), drove in 100-or-more runs seven times (1999, 2001-04, 2006-08), scored 100-or-more runs six times (1999, 2001-04, 2006, 2008) and reached the 20-homer mark 12 times (1999, 2001-04, 2006-08, 2011-13, 2016)…Stole 312 bases, including two seasons (2003-04) with more than 40 steals…Career stolen base success rate of 86.43 percent is top figure ever for any player with at least 300 steals…One of only four players in history with at least 1,500 runs scored, 2,700 hits, 400 home runs and 300 steals (along with Barry Bonds, Willie Mays and Álex Rodríguez)…Won 2013 Roberto Clemente Award…Ranks 25th all-time with 1,078 career extra base hits, 29th with 565 career doubles, 34th with 4,751 total bases…Hit .307 with a 1.021 OPS in 15 series Postseason series over seven seasons, totaling 45 runs scored, 16 homers and 42 RBI over 65 games…Hit four home runs in 2004 NLDS and NLCS, becoming the only player with at least four home runs in two series in one year and one of three players, along with Jim Thome and Duke Snider, with multiple postseason series of at least four home runs…Member of 2017 Astros World Series title team.
ADRIÁN BELTRÉ: 1st year on the ballot…Played 21 seasons with Dodgers, Mariners, Red Sox and Rangers…Five-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, four-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player voting six times: 2004 (2nd), 2010 (9th), 2012 (3rd), 2013 (7th), 2015 (7th), 2016 (7th)…Led all MLB hitters with 48 home runs in 2004, paced MLB with 49 doubles in 2010 and led MLB in hits with 199 in 2013…Reached the .300 mark in batting in seven seasons (2004, 2010, 2012-14, 2016-17), achieved 20-homer mark in 12 seasons (2000, 2002-04, 2006-08, 2010-13, 2016) and topped 100-RBI mark five times (2004, 2010-12, 2016)…Ranks second all-time with 2,759 games played at third base…Among players who appeared in at least 50 percent of their games at third base, is only player in big league history with at least 3,000 hits and 450 home runs…Led league in putouts at third base five times (2000, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014), assists once (2008) and fielding percentage once (2012)…Total of 5,182 assists ranks third all-time at third base…Ranks ninth all-time in at-bats (11,068), 11th in doubles (636), 15th in total bases (5,309), 15th in extra base hits (1,151), 18th in hits (3,166), 25th in RBI (1,707) and 31st in home runs (477)…Batted .261 in seven Postseason series over five seasons with 16 runs scored and 11 RBI in 28 games…Hit three home runs in Game 4 of 2011 ALDS for Rangers vs. Rays...Member of Rangers 2011 AL pennant-winning team.
MARK BUEHRLE: 4th year on the ballot…Pitched 16 seasons for White Sox, Marlins and Blue Jays…Recorded 14 200-plus inning seasons, all consecutively (2001-14), to set American League record… Led AL in innings pitched twice (2004-05) and games started twice (2004, 2008)…Finished fifth in 2005 AL Cy Young Award voting…Named to five All-Star teams (2002, 2005-06, 2009, 2014), drawing starting assignment for AL in 2005 Mid-Summer Classic…Four-time Gold Glove Award winner (2009-12)…Led league in assists among pitchers in five seasons (2001-02, 2004, 2009, 2012)…Led MLB in complete games with four during his final season of 2015…Won 13-or-more games in 12 of his 16 seasons…Pitched no-hitter for White Sox against the Rangers on April 18, 2007…Pitched perfect game for White Sox against Rays on July 23, 2009…Appeared in five Postseason series, posting 2-1 record with 4.11 ERA over six games, including four starts…Went 2-0 over four games during 2005 Postseason while helping White Sox win World Series title.
BARTOLO COLON: 1st year on the ballot…Pitched 21 seasons for Indians, Expos, White Sox, Angels, Red Sox, Yankees, Athletics, Mets, Braves, Twins and Rangers…Four-time All-Star (1998, 2005, 2013, 2016) who won the 2005 AL Cy Young Award and finished in the Top 10 of his league’s Cy Young Award voting three additional times: 1999 (4th), 2002 (6th) and 2013 (6th)…Two-time 20-game winner who led the AL in victories with 21 in 2005 and reached 15-win plateau nine times…Led majors in complete games in 2003 (9) and shutouts in 2013 (3)…Topped 200-strikeout mark in two seasons (2000-01)…Reached 200-innings pitched mark eight times…Paced NL hurlers in walks per nine innings twice (2015-16)…Ranks 30th all-time in games started (552), 36th in strikeouts (2,535), 51st in wins (247) and 76th in innings pitched (3,461.2)…Appeared in 10 Postseason series over seven years, posting 3-5 record with 3.49 ERA over 67 innings, including 10 starts…Member of Indians 1997 AL pennant-winning team and Mets 2015 NL pennant-winning team.
ADRIÁN GONZÁLEZ: 1st year on the ballot…Played 15 seasons, for Rangers, Padres, Red Sox, Dodgers and Mets…Five-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Award winner at first base and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner…Finished in the Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player Award voting three times: 2010 (4th), 2011 (7th), and 2014 (7th)…Led league in hits once (213 in 2011), RBI once (116 in 2014) and walks once (119 in 2009)…Topped the .300 batting average mark in two seasons (2006, 2011), totaled 20-or-more home runs nine times (2006-11, 2013-15) and posted at least 100 RBI in seven seasons (2007-08, 2010-14)…Averaged 159 games played per season from 2006-16, leading league with 162 games played in 2008…Led league in assists for first basemen four times (2006-07, 2011 2014), putouts twice (2007, 2014) and fielding percentage once (2016)…Ranks 131st all-time in career doubles with 437 and 134th in home runs with 317…Batted .266 in seven Postseason series over five seasons, with seven homers and 21 RBI in 34 games.
TODD HELTON: 6th year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons, all with the Rockies…Finished second in 1998 National League Rookie of the Year voting…Five-time All-Star (2000-04) who finished in the Top 10 of the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting three times: 2000 (5th), 2001 (9th) and 2003 (7th)…Three-time Gold Glove Award winner (2001-02, 2004) and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2000-03) at first base…Reached the 20-home run mark in eight seasons (1998-2005), including six seasons with 30-or-more home runs (1999-2004)…Hit .300-or-better in 12 seasons (1998-2007, 2009, 2011), including a National League-best .372 in 2000…Also led NL in hits (216), doubles (59), total bases (405) and RBI (147) in 2000…One of only seven players in history with at least two seasons (2000-01) with 400-or-more total bases…Scored 100-or-more runs in six seasons (1999-2004), drove in at least 100 runs in five seasons (1999-2003) and drew 100-or-more walks five times (2000, 2003-05, 2007)…Led NL in on-base percentage twice (2000, 2005)…Ranks 23rd all-time in OPS (.953), 20th all-time in doubles (592) and 29th all-time in on-base percentage (.414)…Led NL in fielding percentage among first basemen six times (2001, 2004, 2006-07, 2011, 2013), double plays six times (1998-2000, 2002-03, 2006) and assists four times (1998, 2000, 2003-04)…Appeared in four Postseason series over two seasons, batting .211 with 11 runs scored and four RBI in 15 games…Member of Rockies 2007 National League Championship team.
MATT HOLLIDAY: 1st year on the ballot…Played 15 seasons for Rockies, Athletics, Cardinals and Yankees…Finished fifth in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2004 after hitting .290 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 121 games…Seven-time All-Star (2006-08, 2010-12, 2015) who finished second in the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting in 2007, the same year he led the league in hits (216), doubles (50), RBI (137), total bases (386) and batting average (.340)…Four-time Silver Slugger Award winner as left fielder…Reached the .300 batting mark in seven seasons (2005-10, 2013), hit 20-or-more home runs 10 times (2006-14, 2016), topped 100 RBI five times (2006-07, 2009-10, 2012) and totaled 100-or-more runs scored four times (2006-08, 2013)…Led NL in putouts for left fielders twice (2007, 2013), fielding percentage once (2013) and assists once (2010)…Career OPS of .889 ranks 82ndall-time and his .510 slugging percentage ranks 91st…Appeared in 19 postseason series over nine seasons, batting .245 with 13 homers, 37 RBI and 42 runs scored over 77 games…Won 2007 NLCS MVP Award after hitting .333 with two homers and four RBI in Rockies’ sweep of Arizona…Member of Cardinals 2011 World Series-winning team.
TORII HUNTER: 4th year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons with the Twins, Angels and Tigers…Nine-time Gold Glove Award winner in outfield (2001-09), third-best total of any center fielder in history…Named to five All-Star Games (2002, 2007, 2009-10, 2013) and earned two Silver Slugger Awards (2009, 2013)…Finished in Top 10 of American League MVP voting in 2002 (6th)…Topped .300 mark in batting twice (2012-13)…Recorded 100-or-more RBI in two seasons (2003, 2007) and reached the 90-RBI mark six other times (2001-02, 2006, 2009-10, 2012)…Totaled 20-or-more home runs in 11 seasons (2001-04, 2006-11, 2015)…Led his league in center fielder assists three times (2000-01, 2006), double plays twice (2005-06) and putouts once (2001)…Totaled 5,263 career put outs in the outfield, 14th all-time…Reached 20-stolen base mark in three seasons (2002, 2004-05)…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over eight seasons, hitting .274 with four homers and 20 RBI in 48 games.
ANDRUW JONES: 7th year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons with the Braves, Dodgers, Rangers, White Sox and Yankees… Finished fifth in 1997 National League Rookie of the Year voting, but debuted in the big leagues in 1996 and helped the Braves advance to the World Series, where he batted .400 with two home runs in the Fall Classic…Five-time All-Star (2000, 2002-03, 2005-06) who twice finished in the Top 10 of the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting: 2000 (8th) and 2005 (2nd)…10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field (1998-2007), one of only six outfielders in history to earn at least 10 Gold Glove Awards…Reached the 20-home run plateau 10 times (1998-2007), leading NL in home runs in 2005 with 51…Drove in 100-or-more runs five times (2000-01, 2003, 2005-06), leading NL in 2005 (128)…Scored 100-or-more runs four times (2000-01, 2003, 2006) and reached .300 batting mark once (2000)…Stole 20-or-more bases in four seasons (1997-2000)…Led all NL center fielders in putouts six times (1998-2002, 2007) and assists three times (1998-99, 2005)…Ranks 48th all-time with 434 home runs…Among players with 10-or-more Gold Glove Awards, only Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Schmidt have more home runs…Appeared in 18 Postseason series over 11 seasons with Braves and Yankees, hitting .273 with 43 runs scored, 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 76 games…Member of Braves’ 1996 and 1999 National League Championship teams.
VICTOR MARTINEZ: 1st year on the ballot…Played 16 seasons for Indians, Red Sox and Tigers…Five-time All-Star (2004, 2007, 2009-10, 2014) and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2004, 2014)…Led AL with .409 on-base percentage, .974 OPS and 28 intentional walks in 2014 when he finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player Award voting…Also cracked Top 10 of AL MVP voting in 2007 when he finished seventh…Began career as catcher and led AL backstops in assists in 2004 before transitioning to designated hitter…Topped .300 batting average mark in eight seasons (2005-07, 2009-11, 2013-14), reached 20-homer plateau seven times (2004-05, 2007, 2009-10, 2014, 2016) and totaled 100-or-more RBI five times (2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014)…One of only four catchers in history (minimum 800 games caught) with at least 2,000 hits, 400 doubles and 200 home runs, along with Carlton Fisk, Iván Rodríguez and Ted Simmons…Appeared in eight Postseason series over five seasons, batting .315 with six homers, 22 RBI and 22 runs scored over 39 games.
JOE MAUER: 1st year on the ballot…Played 15 seasons, all for Twins…Only catcher in history with three batting titles, leading the AL in hitting in 2006, 2008 and 2009…Named 2009 AL Most Valuable Player after hitting .365 with league-leading 1.031 OPS, becoming the only catcher in a single season (at least 100 games played as a catcher) to lead the AL or NL in OPS…Finished in Top 10 of AL MVP voting in three other seasons: 2006 (6th), 2008 (4th) and 2010 (8th)…Six-time All-Star (2006, 2008-10, 2012-13), five-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2006, 2008-10, 2013) and three-time Gold Glove Award winner (2008-10)…Led AL in on-base percentage twice (2009, 2012), slugging percentage once (2009) and fielding percentage at catcher three times (2007-08, 2010)…Topped the .400 mark in on-base percentage in six of his seasons as a catcher, a total exceeded by only six other catchers…First overall pick in 2001 MLB Draft from Cretin High School in St. Paul, Minn., where he became the first player to be named USA Today’s High School Player of the Year in two spots (football in 2000, baseball in 2001)…Batted .300-or-better in seven full seasons (2006, 2008-10, 2012-13, 2017)…Only catcher in history with at least 2,000 hits, a .300 batting average and a .380 on-base percentage…Spent his final five seasons primarily at first base…Appeared in four Postseason series over four seasons, batting .275 with .341 on-base percentage.
ANDY PETTITTE: 6th year on the ballot…Pitched 18 seasons for Yankees and Astros…Reached 20-win mark twice (1996, 2003)…Eight seasons with 15-or-more wins (1996-98, 2000-01, 2003, 2005, 2007)…Finished third in 1995 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Received Cy Young Award votes in five seasons: 1996 (2nd), 1997 (5th), 2000 (4th), 2003 (6th) and 2005 (5th)…Named to three All-Star Games (1996, 2001, 2010)…Led his league in games started three times (1997, 2006-07) and wins once (1996)…Topped 200-innings pitched mark in 10 seasons (1996-98, 2000-01, 2003, 2005-08)…Appeared in 32 Postseason series over 14 seasons (14 LDS, 10 LCS and eight World Series), posting 19-11 record with 3.81 ERA in 44 starts…Holds all-time Postseason records for wins (19), innings pitched (276.2) and games started (44)…Named 2001 ALCS Most Valuable Player…Member of five Yankees World Series Championship teams (1996, 1998-2000, 2009).
BRANDON PHILLIPS: 1st year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons for Indians, Reds, Braves, Angels and Red Sox…Three-time All-Star (2010-11, 2013) and four-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base (2008, 2010-11, 2013)…Reached the 20-home run mark in three seasons (2007-09), the 20-stolen base mark five times (2006-09, 2015), the 100-runs scored plateau twice (2007, 2010), the 100-RBI mark once (2013) and the .300 batting average mark once (2011)… Led NL in fielding percentage three times (2007-08, 2014), assists three times (2007, 2010, 2013) and putouts twice (2007, 2013)…Career fielding percentage (.9875) ranks 23rd all-time among second basemen…One of only six second basemen in history with at least 200 home runs and 200 stolen bases…Appeared in three Postseason series over three years, batting .325 with four doubles and eight RBI in nine games.
MANNY RAMÍREZ: 8th year on the ballot…Played 19 seasons with Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers, White Sox and Rays…Twelve-time All-Star (1995, 1998-2008) and nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1995, 1999-2006) as outfielder…Finished second in 1994 American League Rookie of the Year voting…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s MVP voting nine times: 1998 (6th), 1999 (3rd), 2000 (6th), 2001 (9th), 2002 (9th), 2003 (6th), 2004 (3rd), 2005 (4th) and 2008 (4th)…Named American League Hank Aaron Award winner twice (1999, 2004)…Hit .300-or-better in 11 seasons (1995-97, 1999-2004, 2006, 2008), including American League-best .349 in 2002…Reached 100-RBI mark in 12 seasons (1995-96, 1998-2006, 2008), including AL-best 165 RBI in 1999…Scored 100-or-more runs six times (1998-99, 2003-05, 2008)…Topped 30-homer mark 12 times (1995-96, 1998-2006, 2008), including five seasons with 40-plus home runs and an American League-best 43 home runs in 2004…Led American League in on-base percentage three times (2002-03, 2006) and slugging percentage three times (1999-2000, 2004)…Totaled more than 300 bases in 10 seasons (1996-2001, 2003-05, 2008)…Ranks 12th all-time in slugging percentage (.585), 15th in home runs (555), 18th in extra base hits (1,122), 20th in RBI (1,831), 30th in total bases (4,826) and 34th in doubles (547)…Appeared in 23 Postseason series over 11 seasons, hitting .285 with 29 home runs and 78 RBI…His 29 Postseason home runs and 72 walks each rank first all-time and his 78 Postseason RBI rank second all-time…His 117 hits in the Postseason rank third all-time, his 67 runs scored rank fourth all-time and his 111 Postseason games rank fifth all-time…Won World Series MVP with Red Sox in 2004…Member of Red Sox’s 2004 and 2007 World Series Championship teams.
JOSÉ REYES: 1st year on the ballot…Played 16 seasons for Mets, Marlins, Blue Jays and Rockies…Finished eighth in 2003 National League Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .307 with 47 runs scored in 69 games…Four-time All-Star (2006-07, 2010-11) and 2006 NL Silver Slugger Award winner at shortstop, the same season he reached a personal-best with a seventh-place finish in the NL Most Valuable Player voting…Reached the .300 mark in batting in three seasons, including 2011 when he won the NL batting title with a .337 average…Led in the NL in plate appearances three times (2005, 2008, 2012), at-bats twice (2005, 2008), triples four times (2005-06, 2008, 2011), stolen bases three times (2005-07) and hits once (2008)…Scored 100-or-more runs four times (2006-08, 2011)…Ranks 33rd all-time with 517 stolen bases and 78th all-time with 131 triples…Appeared in three Postseason series over two seasons, hitting .229 with seven runs scored and three stolen bases in 11 games.
ÁLEX RODRÍGUEZ: 3rd year on the ballot…Played 22 seasons for Mariners, Rangers and Yankees…Three-time American League Most Valuable Player Award winner (2003, 2005, 2007) who finished in the Top 10 of AL MVP voting in seven other seasons: 1996 (2nd), 1998 (9th), 2000 (3rd), 2001 (6th), 2002 (2nd), 2008 (8th) and 2009 (10th)…14-time All-Star Game selection (1996-98, 2000-08, 2010-11) and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner at shortstop and third base (1996, 1998-2003, 2005, 2007-08)…Two-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (2002-03)…Reached the .300 mark in batting in nine seasons (1996-98, 2000-02, 2005, 2007-08), leading majors with .358 average in 1996…Scored 100-or-more runs in 13 seasons (1996-2008), leading AL five times (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)…Totaled at least 100 RBI in 14 seasons (1996, 1998-2010), leading AL twice (2002, 2007)…Topped 30 home run mark 15 times (1996, 1998-2010, 2015), leading AL five times (2001-03, 2005, 2007)…Led AL in total bases four times (1996, 2001-02, 2007), slugging percentage four times (2003, 2005, 2007-08), hits once (1998) and doubles once (1996)…Reached 200-hit mark in three seasons (1996, 1998, 2001)…Ranks fourth all-time in RBI (2,086), fifth in home runs (696), seventh in extra base hits (1,275), seventh in total bases (5,813), eighth in runs scored (2,021), 19th in at-bats (10,566), 23rd in hits (3,115), 28th in games played (2,784), 28th in slugging percentage (.550), 33rd in doubles (548) and 37th in walks (1,338)…Named Hank Aaron Award winner in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007…Played in 19 Postseason series over 12 seasons, hitting .259 with 13 homers, 43 runs scored and 41 RBI over 76 games…Member of Yankees 2009 World Championship team.
FRANCISCO RODRÍGUEZ: 2nd year on the ballot…Pitched 16 seasons for Angels, Mets, Brewers, Orioles and Tigers…Six-time All-Star (2004, 2007-09, 2014-15) and two-time winner of Rolaids Relief Award (2006, 2008)…Received American League Cy Young Award votes in three seasons: 2004 (4th), 2006 (4th) and 2008 (3rd)…Finished sixth in AL Most Valuable Player Award vote in 2008…Topped 30-save mark in eight seasons, including MLB record 62 in 2008…Finished in Top 5 in his league in saves seven times (2005-08, 2014-16)…Led league in saves three times (2005-06, 2008), games finished three times (2008-09, 2014) and games pitched once (2008)…Career total of 437 saves ranks fourth all-time and 948 games ranks 21st…One of only 11 pitchers in history with at least 300 saves and 1,100 strikeouts…Pitched in 10 Postseason series over six seasons, posting a 5-4 record with three saves and 2.95 ERA in 26 games…Won five games and struck out 28 batters over 18.2 innings in 2002 Postseason to help Angels win World Series title.
JIMMY ROLLINS: 3rd year on the ballot…Played 17 seasons for Phillies, Dodgers and White Sox…Finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2001 after hitting .274 with league-leading totals in triples (12) and stolen bases (46)…Three-time All-Star (2001-02, 2005) and four-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (2007-09, 2012)…Earned National League Most Valuable Player honors in 2007 after hitting .296 with NL-best 139 runs scored and 20 triples…Named 2007 NL Silver Slugger Award winner at shortstop…Reached the 100-runs scored mark in six seasons (2004-07, 2009, 2012), stolen 20-or-more bases in 13 seasons (2001-09, 2011-14) and hit 20-or-more home runs in four seasons (2006-07, 2009, 2012)…Led NL in triples four times (2001-02, 2004, 2007), at-bats four times (2001-02, 2007, 2009), runs once (2007) and stolen bases once (2001)…In 2007, became the third shortstop in history to record 30 home run/30 steal season…Ranks 46th all-time with 470 stolen bases…Ranks fourth all-time in career fielding percentage among shortstops (.983)…Among players who appeared in at least half their games at shortstop, the only player in history with at least 500 doubles, 200 home runs and 400 stolen bases…Won 2014 Roberto Clemente Award…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over six seasons, hitting .246 with 27 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 50 games…Member of Phillies 2008 World Championship team.
GARY SHEFFIELD: 10th-and-final year on the ballot…Played 22 seasons for Brewers, Padres, Marlins, Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, Tigers and Mets…Named to nine All-Star Games (1992-93, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003-05)…Won five Silver Slugger Awards: One as third baseman (1992) and four as outfielder (1996, 2003-05)…Finished in Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player voting six times: 1992 (3rd), 1996 (6th), 2000 (9th), 2003 (3rd), 2004 (2nd), 2005 (8th)…Hit 20-or-more home runs in 14 seasons, including eight with 30-or-more and two (1996, 2000) with at least 40 home runs…Recorded at least 100 RBI in eight seasons (1992, 1996, 1999-2001, 2003-05), and scored 100-or-more runs in seven seasons (1996, 1999-2000, 2003-05, 2007)…Led league in batting average once (1992), total bases once (1992) and on-base percentage once (1996)…Posted a .300-or-better batting average in eight full seasons (1992, 1996, 1998-2003)…Ranks 21st all-time in walks (1,475), 27th in home runs (509), 30th in RBI (1,676) and 35th in total bases (4,737)…Appeared in nine Postseason series over six seasons with Marlins, Braves and Yankees, hitting .248 with six home runs, 19 RBI and 27 runs scored in 44 games…Member of 1997 World Series Champion Marlins.
JAMES SHIELDS: 1st year on the ballot…Pitched 13 seasons for the Rays, Royals, Padres and White Sox…Named to 2011 American League All-Star team during a season where his 11 complete games led MLB, marking the most recent season a pitcher has recorded double-digit complete games and the only instance this century…Finished third in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2011, a season where he also led the AL with four shutouts, and 11th in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2013 when he led the league in innings pitched…Also led AL in shutouts in 2008 and was three-time league leader in games started (2013-15)…Recorded double-digit win totals in nine seasons (2007-15)…Topped 200-strikeout mark in three seasons (2011-12, 2015)…Appeared in nine Postseason series over four seasons, going 3-6 with 5.46 ERA in 11 starts…Member of Rays 2008 AL Championship team and Royals 2014 AL Championship team.
CHASE UTLEY: 1st year on the ballot…Played 16 seasons for Phillies and Dodgers…Six-time All-Star (2006-2010, 2014) and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner at second base (2006-09)…Finished in Top 10 of National League Most Valuable Player Award voting three times: 2006 (7th), 2007 (8th) and 2009 (8th)…Led NL in runs scored in 2006…Topped 100-runs scored mark four times (2006-09), 100-RBI mark four times (2005-08) and 20-homer plateau five times (2005-09)…Reached the .300 mark in batting average in two seasons (2006-07)…Led all MLB batters in times hit by pitch in three straight seasons (2007-09)…Led NL second basemen in putouts four times (2006, 2008-09, 2014) and assists twice (2008, 2014)…Appeared in 16 Postseason series, batting .224 with 41 runs scored, 10 home runs and 27 RBI in 68 games…Tied all-time record for home runs in one World Series with five in 2009 Fall Classic…His teams qualified for the Postseason in eight of his 16 big league seasons… Member of Phillies 2008 World Championship team.
OMAR VIZQUEL: 7th year on the ballot…Played 24 seasons with Mariners, Indians, Giants, Rangers, White Sox and Blue Jays…Three-time All-Star (1998-99, 2002)…11-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop (1993-2001, 2005-06), the second-most among all shortstops…In 2006 at 39 years old, became the oldest infielder to win a Gold Glove Award…Career leader in defensive games at shortstop with 2,709…Led his league in fielding percentage among shortstops six times (1992, 1998, 2000-01, 2005-06) and is the all-time leader in fielding percentage at the position with a mark of .9847…Shares record for fewest errors by a shortstop (three, tied with Cal Ripken Jr.) with at least 150 games played in one season…Reached the .300 batting mark in 1999 with career-best .333 average…Topped 100 runs scored mark twice (1999-2000) and stole 20-or-more bases in eight seasons (1995-2000, 2005-06)…Led his league in sacrifice hits four times (1997, 1999, 2004-05)…Led his league in double plays turned at shortstop once (1993) and putouts at shortstop once (1998)…Ranks first all-time in double plays turned at shortstop (1,734), first in career fielding percentage at shortstop (.985), third in career assists at shortstop (7,676) and 11th in career putouts at shortstop (4,102)…Ranks 13thall-time in games played (2,968), 17th in singles (2,264), 18th in at-bats (10,586), 44th in hits (2,877) and 72nd in stolen bases (404)…Appeared in 11 Postseason series over six seasons, batting .250 with 28 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in 57 games…Member of Indians’ 1995 and 1997 American League Championship teams…Won 1996 Hutch Award.
BILLY WAGNER: 9th year on the ballot…Pitched 16 seasons with Astros, Phillies, Mets, Red Sox and Braves…Finished Top 10 in NL Cy Young Award voting twice (1999-4th, 2006-6th)…Recorded 422 career saves, second-highest among left-handed relievers and sixth overall…Career walks-plus-hits-per-innings-pitched ratio (WHIP) of 0.998 is lowest among all retired relievers with at least 700 innings pitched…Career 2.31 ERA is lowest among retired left-handed pitchers with at least 500 innings pitched in live ball era…Seven-time All-Star (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007-08, 2010)…Won 1999 NL Rolaids Relief Award…Led NL in games finished twice (2003, 2005), and finished among league top five in saves four times (1999, 2003, 2006, 2010)…Set record (since surpassed) for highest single-season-strikeout-per-nine innings rate among relievers (14.95) in 1999…Recorded 12 seasons with 20-plus saves, nine seasons with 30-or-more and two with 40-or more (2003, 2006)…Finished no-hitter that included six Astros pitchers vs. Yankees on June 11, 2003… Appeared in eight Postseason series over seven seasons with Astros, Mets, Red Sox and Braves, posting 1-1 record with three saves and 10.03 ERA in 14 games.
DAVID WRIGHT: 1st year on the ballot…Played 14 seasons, all with Mets…Seven-time All-Star (2006-10, 2012-13), two-time Gold Glove Award winner (2007-08) and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2007-08) at third base…Finished in Top 10 of National League Most Valuable Player voting four times: 2006 (9th), 2007 (4th), 2008 (7th) and 2012 (6th)…Topped 20-homer mark six times (2005-08, 2010, 2012), 100-RBI mark five times (2005-08, 2010) and 100-run mark twice (2007-08)…Hit better than .300 in seven seasons (2005-09, 2012-13)…Led NL in sacrifice flys twice (2008, 2010)…Topped all NL third basemen in assists three times (2005, 2008, 2010) and putouts three times (2009-10, 2012)…One of only four third basemen in history (along with George Brett, Chipper Jones and Mike Schmidt) with at least 350 doubles, 200 homers and 150 stolen bases…Appeared in five Postseason series over two seasons, batting .198 with 13 RBI in 24 games…Member of Mets 2015 NL Championship team.