FUTURE ELIGIBLES

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.

Dates for future Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies include:

2024: Sunday, July 21

2025: Sunday, July 27

2026: Sunday, July 26

Players who are eligible have played 10 seasons of Major League Baseball and have been retired for five full seasons. For example, those players eligible for consideration in 2024 will have played their final game in 2018. Those players eligible for consideration in 2025 will have last played in 2019, etc.

2025 ELIGIBLES

Played 15 seasons for Yankees, Braves, Royals, Giants, Blue Jays, White Sox, Indians and Pirates, earning All-Star Game MVP honors in 2012...Topped the .300 mark in batting average in three seasons, finishing career with .285 mark to go with 1,962 hits...Led AL left fielders in assists in 2006 and 2016 and AL center fielders in assists in 2007...Member of Yankees 2009 World Championship team and hit .391 with four RBI in that year's ALCS.

Melky Cabrera, Giants jersey
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Most Valuable Player of the 2011 NLCS and World Series with Cardinals whose dramatic two-run, two-out triple in the bottom of the ninth of Game 6 of the Fall Classic pushed the game to extra innings, where he then won the game in the 12th inning with a walk-off home run...Played 11 seasons with Cardinals, Angels, Pirates and Dodgers, earning a 2012 All-Star Game berth...Primarily a third baseman, Freese hit .299 in 14 Postseason series over six seasons with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 69 games.

David Freese
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Two-time All-Star outfielder played 13 seasons for Mets, Twins, Brewers, Astros, Rangers and Rays...Topped 30-steal mark in four seasons, finishing with 268 stolen bases...Reached 20-home run mark in 2013 and 2014 with Brewers, becoming 30th player in history to post a 20-homer/40-steal season...Won Gold Glove Award for play in center field in 2013.

Carlos Gómez
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Three-time All-Star outfielder and three-time Gold Glove Award winner played 12 seasons for Athletics, Rockies, Indians and Cubs...Led NL in batting average (.336), hits (197) and total bases (351) in 2010 when he finished third in NL MVP voting...Reached the 20-homer mark in six seasons, including hitting a career-best 40 in 2015...Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

CARLOS GONZÁLEZ
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Three-time All-Star outfielder played 16 seasons with the Tigers, Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Brewers and Marlins...Reached the 20-home run mark in 10 seasons, including two campaigns with 40-plus homers...Led AL in runs scored and RBI in 2011 with Yankees, finishing fourth in league Most Valuable Player voting and winning a Silver Slugger Award...Totaled 1,800 hits, 344 home runs and 1,217 runs scored...Named winner of 2015 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award.

Curtis Granderson, Yankees jersey
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Six-time All-Star and 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner pitched 15 seasons, all for Mariners...Led AL in victories in 2009 with 19, the first of two seasons – along with 2014 – where he finished second in AL Cy Young Award voting...Led AL in ERA twice (2010, 2014) and shutouts twice (2012, 2015)...Reached 200-strikeout mark in six straight seasons (2009-14)...Started 2014 All-Star Game...Finished career with 169-136 record, 3.42 ERA and 2,524 strikeouts.

FÉLIX HERNÁNDEZ
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Pitched 17 seasons for Dodgers, Rays, Tigers, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals, Cubs, Braves, Marlins, Padres, Orioles, Athletics and Blue Jays, setting a record by playing for 14 different franchises...2009 American League All-Star posted double-digit win totals five times en route to career record of 107-133...Member of Cardinals 2011 World Series championship team.

Edwin Jackson
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Five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner played 14 seasons for Mariners, Orioles and Diamondbacks...Hit 20-or-more home runs in seven seasons to finish with 282 career homers...Scored 100-or-more runs in two seasons and topped the 80-RBI mark six times...Led American League center fielders in putouts three times, assists three times and double plays twice...Won 2013 AL Silver Slugger Award.

Adam Jones
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Four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner played 14 seasons for Rangers, Tigers, Angels, Red Sox and Padres...Topped 20-homer mark in five seasons and scored 100-or-more runs six times...Stole 20-or-more bases in five seasons...Totaled eight seasons with at least 70 RBI, second most years of any second baseman with at least one Gold Glove Award...Finished career with 416 doubles, 257 home runs and 243 stolen bases...Member of Red Sox 2018 World Series championship team.

Ian Kinsler
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2006 American League All-Star pitched 14 seasons for Twins, White Sox, Pirates, Blue Jays, Astros and Tigers...Finished third in 2006 AL Rookie of the Year voting...Posted two seasons with at least 200 strikeouts and earned Cy Young Award votes in two seasons (2010-11th; 2013-9th)...Named 2010 AL Comeback Player of the Year and 2013 NL Comeback Player of the Year...Member of 2017 World Champion Astros.

Francisco Liriano
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Four-time All-Star played 14 seasons for Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates and Blue Jays...Won Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award as catcher in 2009...Garnered league MVP votes in each year from 2013-15, leading his team to the postseason in each year...Led his league in caught stealings six times, assists as a catcher four times, caught stealing percentage once and fielding percentage once...Finished career with 191 home runs, 101 stolen bases and a .349 on-base percentage.

Russell Martin
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Seven-time All-Star and six-time Silver Slugger Award winner played 15 seasons for Braves, Yankees and Astros…Reached the 20-home run mark in 10 seasons and finished with 282 homers, eighth-best all-time among players whose primary position was catcher…His 10 seasons with 20-or-more homers are tied with Yogi Berra for the second-most of any catcher, behind Johnny Bench and Mike Piazza with 11 apiece...Retired as one of only 12 catchers in history with at least 1,000 RBI…Appeared in 11 Postseason series in eight seasons, helping Astros win 2017 World Series title…Led league among catchers in putouts twice and fielding percentage twice.

Brian McCann
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Topped 20-home run mark seven times in 13-season career with Angels, Mariners, Twins, Royals, Blue Jays, Athletics and Yankees...Won Silver Slugger Award as Royals' designated hitter in 2015, helping Kansas City win that year's World Series...Named 2015 Edgar Martinez Award winner as American League's top DH...Finished career with 213 home runs and 740 RBI.

Kendrys Morales
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Four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion who played 14 seasons, all with the Red Sox...2007 American League Rookie of the Year and 2008 AL Most Valuable Player...Won four Gold Glove Awards and 2008 AL Silver Slugger Award at second base...Led AL in runs scored in 2008 and 2009...Finished career with .299 batting average, .365 on-base percentage and 1,805 hits.

Dustin Pedroia
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Topped the .300 mark in batting average in four full seasons during 14-year career with Braves, Diamondbacks, Yankees and Marlins...2010 All-Star at second base who reached 30-double mark in five seasons, including two campaigns with 40-plus doubles...Led all NL third basemen in fielding percentage in 2015.

MARTÍN PRADO
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Three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner played 15 seasons for Red Sox, Marlins, Dodgers and Indians...Won 2006 National League Rookie of the Year Award...Scored 100-or-more runs three times and posted two 100-RBI seasons...Totaled seven seasons with 20-or-more stolen bases, including two campaigns with at least 50 steals...Won 2009 NL batting title with .342 average...Hit .380 with 14 RBI during 20 games over five different postseason series...Totaled 271 career home runs and 281 stolen bases.

HANLEY RAMÍREZ
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Hit 20-or-more home runs in eight of his 13 big league seasons with the Diamondbacks, Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Brewers, Cardinals, Rockies and Nationals...Hit 30-or-more home runs in four seasons, totaling 298 homers for his career...Totaled 85-or-more RBI in five seasons.

Mark Reynolds
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Three-time All-Star played 17 seasons for Tigers, Angels, Rays, Mariners, Cubs, Padres, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Twins, Athletics and Nationals...Posted seven seasons with 20-or-more saves, including an MLB-best 48 in 2014...Finished fifth in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2012 after saving 48 games with 0.60 ERA for Rays, the lowest ERA in any season by a pitcher with at least 70 appearances...Saved 327 games in his career, posting 48-71 record with 3.80 ERA...Member of Nationals 2019 World Series championship team.

Fernando Rodney
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Six-time All-Star and 2007 American League Cy Young Award winner pitched 19 seasons for Indians, Brewers and Yankees…Led AL in victories twice and strikeout-to-walk ratio twice…Became 17th member of 3,000 strikeout club and finished career with 3,093 Ks…In addition to ’09 Cy Young Award, finished in Top 5 of AL Cy Young balloting four times…Game 1 starter in all three playoff rounds for Yankees in 2009 to help New York win World Series title…Named 2009 ALCS Most Valuable Player…Won 251 games and posted .609 career winning percentage, becoming just one of five pitchers with at least 250 wins, a .600 winning percentage and 3,000 strikeouts.

CC Sabathia
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Ten-time All-Star and 2001 American League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, played 19 seasons with Mariners, Yankees and Marlins…Tied MLB record with 200-plus hits in 10 seasons from 2001-10, setting single-season record with 262 hits in 2004…Led AL in hits seven times, batting average twice and stolen bases once…Ten-time Gold Glove Award winner in right field…Amassed 3,089 big league hits, along with another 1,278 hits in nine seasons playing for Orix in the Japanese Pacific League…Scored 1,420 runs in MLB and added 509 stolen bases to go with .311 career batting average.

Ichiro Suzuki
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Five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop played 13 seasons for Rockies, Blue Jays and Yankees…Led MLB shortstops in home runs in four seasons and RBI in three seasons…Finished career as one of five shortstops with seven-or-more 20-home run seasons…Helped Rockies reach the franchise’s first World Series appearance in 2007.

Troy Tulowitzki
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Three time All-Star and 2016 World Series MVP played 14 seasons for Rays, Athletics, Royals and Cubs...Reached 20-home run mark in three seasons...Drew 90-plus walks in four seasons and finished career with .357 on-base percentage...Member of Royals World Championship team in 2015 and Cubs World Championship team in 2016, when he hit .357 in Fall Classic and drove in go-ahead run with a double in the 10th inning of Game 7.

Ben Zobrist
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2026 ELIGIBLES

Six-time All-Star, 2007 National League Rookie of the Year and 2011 NL MVP played 14 seasons, all with Brewers...Five-time Silver Slugger Award winner totaled 352 home runs 1,154 RBI, 216 stolen bases and .296 career batting average...Led NL in slugging twice (2007, 2011), hits once (2009), runs once (2012), total bases once (2012) and homers once (2012).

Ryan Braun
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2018 American League All-Star played 16 seasons for Mariners, Indians, Reds and Rangers...Reached 20-homer mark in seven seasons, 20-steal mark four times and 80-RBI mark three times...Compiled .377 career on-base percentage, 218 homers, 339 doubles and 157 stolen bases.

Shin-Soo Choo
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Three-time All-Star played 16 seasons for Reds, Blue Jays, Indians, Mariners, Yankees and White Sox...Topped 20-home run mark in 10 seasons, including at least 32 in each season from 2012-19...Reached 100-RBI mark in six seasons, including American League-best 127 in 2016...Totaled 424 home runs, 1,261 RBI and 1,099 runs scored.

EDWIN ENCARNACIÓN
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Two-time All-Star won 131 games over 13-year career with Athletics, Nationals, Brewers and White Sox...Led all big league pitchers with 21 victories in 2012 en route to third-place finish in the National League Cy Young Award voting...Finished sixth in 2017 NL Cy Young voting after going 15-9...Reached 10-win mark in nine seasons...Led NL in strikeouts-per-nine-innings with mark of 9.346 in 2012.

GIO GONZÁLEZ
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Three-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove Award winner played 14 seasons, all for Royals...Scored 90-or-more runs three times and topped the 30-double mark six times, including an MLB-best 51 in 2012...Led AL left fielders in putouts five times and assists three times...Named 2014 Hutch Award winner...Member of Royals 2015 World Championship team.

Alex Gordon
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Four-time All-Star pitched 15 seasons for Phillies, Rangers and Cubs...Finished in Top 10 of his leagues Cy Young Award voting four times (2007, 2011-12, 2014)...Named Most Valuable Player of 2008 NLCS and World Series while helping Phillies win Fall Classic title...Finished with record of 163-122 with 3.43 ERA...His 2,560 career strikeouts ranked 33rd all-time at the time of his retirement.

Cole Hamels
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Three-time All-Star played 15 seasons for Dodgers, Padres, Braves, Reds and Rockies...Finished second in 2011 National League MVP voting after leading league in home runs (39), RBI (126), runs scored (115) and total bases (353), also earning NL Hank Aaron Award that season...Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner topped 20-home run mark eight times and 100-RBI mark four times...Stole 30-or-more bases three times...Two-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field...Finished career with 287 home runs, 1,031 RBI and 184 steals.

Matt Kemp
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2019 NLCS Most Valuable Player hit go-ahead home run in seventh inning of Game 7 of that year's World Series to power Nationals to title...Played 15 seasons for Angels, Dodgers, Phillies and Nationals, earning berth on 2011 AL All-Star Game roster...Totaled .294 career batting average, 1,747 hits, 354 doubles and 126 stolen bases.

Howie Kendrick
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Three-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2018 National League All-Star played 15 seasons with Orioles and Braves...Won 2018 NL Silver Slugger Award for outfielders...Topped 100-RBI mark twice (2007, 2009) and totaled at least 180 hits in seven seasons...Led his league in fielding percentage among right fielders seven times and is the all-time fielding percentage leader among right fielders with a mark of .9938...Totaled 2,388 hits and 514 doubles to go with a career batting average of .288.

Nick Markakis
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Three-time All-Star played 12 seasons with Mets, Nationals, Cubs and Rockies, winning 2015 National League Championship Series MVP for NL champion Mets...Won two Silver Slugger Awards at second base while hitting .296 for his career with 371 doubles and 138 home runs...Led NL in doubles in both 2016 and 2017, finishing second in 2016 NL Most Valuable Player voting...Hit four home runs in four games in 2015 NLCS after hitting three homers in that year's NLDS.

Daniel Murphy
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Four-time All-Star played 14 seasons for Astros, Phillies, Giants and Rangers...Hit 20-or-more home runs in seven seasons and topped the 90-RBI mark four times...Led all NL right fielders in assists five times and putouts two times...Member of Giants World Championship teams in 2012 and 2014, hitting .444 in the 2014 Fall Classic with seven runs scored and five RBI.

Hunter Pence
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2016 American League Cy Young Award winner pitched 12 seasons for Tigers, Red Sox and Mets...Led AL with 22 wins in 2016 and also topped all big leaguers with 5.91 strikeout-to-walk ratio that year...Finished third in 2009 AL Rookie of the Year voting after going 14-9 with 3.96 ERA...Finished with career record of 150-125 with 4.40 ERA and 1,561 strikeouts.

Rick Porcello
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Won 2014 National League Silver Slugger Award for second basemen during stretch where he helped the Pirates advance to the postseason in three consecutive seasons...Played 12 years with Pirates, Mets, Brewers, Yankees, Marlins and Phillies, totaling 1,224 hits and 149 home runs...Finished fifth in 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Award voting...Finished in Top 5 among NL second baseman in fielding percentage in five seasons and compiled career fielding percentage of .988 at second base.

Neil Walker
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2027 ELIGIBLES

2015 National League Cy Young Award winner pitched 12 seasons for Orioles, Cubs, Phillies and Padres...Led NL in wins (22), complete games (4), shutouts (3) and hits per nine innings pitched (5.9) in 2015 while finishing sixth in NL MVP voting...Finished ninth in NL Cy Young Award voting in both 2014 and 2016, leading the Cubs to World Series title in the latter year...2016 NL All-Star finished career with 115-93 record and 3.98 ERA.

Jake Arrieta
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Three-time All-Star outfielder and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner played 14 seasons for Reds, Mets, Phillies, Indians, Mariners and Yankees...Topped 20-homer mark nine times, including five seasons where he reached the 30-homer mark...Finished 10th in NL MVP voting in both 2012 and 2013 and topped 100-RBI mark twice...Totaled 319 home runs and 1,455 hits.

Jay Bruce
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Three-time All-Star pitched 13 seasons for Rays, Royals, Cubs and Rockies...After transitioning to bullpen in 2014, appeared in 140 games in 2014-15 for Royals, going 17-3 with 0.97 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 139.1 innings as Kansas City won the 2014 AL pennant and 2015 World Series...Finished eighth in AL Cy Young voting in 2014 and sixth in 2015...Led NL with 43 saves for Rockies in 2018...In 30 Postseason appearances, was 4-0 with 1.80 ERA.

Wade Davis
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Speedy center fielder played 14 seasons with Rockies, Astros, Cubs, Cardinals and Angels...2016 All-Star Game selection during the same season he helped the Cubs win the World Series title...His leadoff home run in Game 7 of the 2016 Fall Classic set the tone in a game Chicago won 8-7...Compiled .259 batting average, 253 doubles, 82 triples, 127 home runs and 149 stolen bases during career.

Dexter Fowler
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Two-time All-Star and 2015 Home Run Derby winner played 11 seasons for Reds, White Sox, Yankees, Mets, Rangers and Pirates...Finished third in 2012 NL Rookie of the Year voting...Reached 20-homer mark in five seasons, including 40 in 2016...Posted 20 homer/20 steal season with Reds in 2014...Led NL in at-bats with 619 in 2015...Totaled 212 doubles and 218 home runs for career.

Todd Frazier
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Played his entire 14-year big league career with the Yankees, earning an All-Star Game selection in 2015, a Gold Glove Award for his play in the outfield in 2016 and a World Series ring in 2009...Led AL in stolen bases in 2011 with 49 en route to 274 steals for his career...Batted .256 while collecting 1,470 hits and compiling Wins Above Replacement mark of 44.3.

Brett Gardner
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Posted nine seasons with double-digit victories, including 20-win campaign in 2016 over 15 seasons with Phillies, Astros, Blue Jays, Mariners, Pirates, Yankees, Twins and Cardinals...Finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting with Phillies in 2009, tying for league lead in shutouts with two and helping Phillies win second straight NL pennant...Finished sixth in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2016 with Blue Jays after going 20-4...Recorded career record of 133-100 with 4.13 ERA...Member of Phillies' 2008 World Series-winning team.

J.A. Happ
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Five-time All-Star and three-time World Series winner pitched 16 seasons for Red Sox, Athletics, Cubs, Nationals and Cardinals...Finished in Top 5 of his league's Cy Young Award voting three times...Led NL in wins in 2018 and reached the 15-win mark in eight seasons...Posted career record of 200-117 with 3.66 ERA and 2,488 strikeouts...2016 NLCS MVP was 9-7 with 2.51 ERA over 26 postseason games, including 4-1 mark with 1.77 ERA in World Series victories with Red Sox (2007, 2013) and Cubs (2016).

Jon Lester
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Two-time All-Star and 2016 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player pitched 16 seasons for Tigers, Marlins, Red Sox, Orioles, Yankees, Indians and Cardinals...Named 2015 American League Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year after saving 36 games and striking out 100 batters in 61.2 innings...Struck out at least 100 batters in each season from 2014-16 over 198.1 relief innings, averaging 14.8 strikeouts per nine frames...Finished career with 55-55 record and 63 saves over 612 appearances...Member of Cleveland's 2016 American League pennant-winning team.

Andrew Miller
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Played 12 seasons with Rangers, Red Sox, Padres and Athletics, earning Gold Glove Award at first base in 2016 and All-Star Game selection in 2018...Topped 20-homer mark four times and led AL first basemen in fielding percentage (.998) and double plays (138) in 2016...Appeared in 15 postseason series over eight years, playing for Rangers AL pennant winners in 2010 and 2011 and Red Sox World Series champions in 2018.

Mitch Moreland
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Seven-time All-Star, 2010 National League Rookie of the Year and 2012 NL MVP played 12 seasons, all for the Giants...Won 2012 NL batting title with .336 average and finished career with .302 average and four Silver Slugger Awards...One of only four players in history to catch at least 1,000 games and finish with better than .300 batting average and .370 on-base percentage...Won Gold Glove Award in 2016...Starting catcher on three Giants World Series championship teams.

Buster Posey
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Played 11 seasons, all with Mariners, reaching 20-home run mark nine times...Named to 2014 American League All-Star Game roster and won Gold Glove Award at third base that season...Led AL third basemen in assists five times, double plays four times, putouts two times and fielding percentage once...Finished career with 309 doubles, 242 home runs and 807 RBI.

Kyle Seager
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Two-time All-Star pitched 14 seasons for Royals, Rangers, Tigers, Pirates, White Sox, Brewers, Athletics, Diamondbacks and Blue Jays...Posted 229 saves and 3.11 ERA in 773 games, all but one in relief...Finished 10th in 2010 AL Cy Young Award voting following a season where he saved 43 games in 66 appearances with a 1.78 ERA.

Joakim Soria
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Two-time All-Star and 2019 World Series winner played 16 seasons, all with Nationals...Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner won NL Gold Glove Award at third base in 2009...Reached 20-homer mark in seven seasons and topped 100-RBI mark three times...Led NL third baseman in putouts three times, assists twice and double plays twice...Totaled 284 home runs, 417 doubles and 1,061 RBI.

Ryan Zimmerman
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Two-time All-Star pitched for 13 seasons for Nationals, Tigers and Brewers...Led National League with 19 wins and two shutouts in 2013, finishing seventh in NL Cy Young Award voting...Finished fifth in 2014 NL Cy Young Award voting after posting 14 wins, a 2.66 ERA and two shutouts...Led NL with 1.307 walks-to-nine-innings-pitched ratio in 2014 and and 33 games started in 2015...Finished career with 95-91 record, 4.07 ERA and 1,271 strikeouts.

Jordan Zimmermann
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2028 ELIGIBLES

Pitched 12 seasons for Orioles and Yankees, totaling 154 saves in 442 appearances...Two-time All-Star (2015 and 2016) who led the AL in games finished twice (2015 and 2016) and saves once (47 in 2016)...Finished fourth in AL Cy Young voting and 11th in AL MVP voting in 2016.

Zack Britton
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Played 13 seasons for Brewers and Royals, earning All-Star Game berths in 2015 and 2015 and a Gold Glove Award for his work in center field in 2019...Finished in Top 10 of his league's Most Valuable Player voting twice (2015: 3rd; 2018: 7th)...Named 2014 ALCS MVP after hitting .533 with five runs scored in Royals' four-game sweep...Led Royals to American League pennants in 2014 and 2015 and the World Series title in the latter year...Batted .283 for career with 225 doubles and 190 stolen bases.

Lorenzo Cain
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Played 10 seasons for Pirates, Red Sox, Brewers, Nationals and Rangers, earning 2015 All-Star Game selection...Finished eighth in 2014 American League Rookie of the Year balloting...Became first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game when he went 4-for-6 with five RBI in Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS for Red Sox vs. Yankees...Member of 2018 Red Sox World Series championship team...Played every position except catcher during his career.

Brock Holt
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Ten-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove Award winner played 19 seasons, all for Cardinals...Played in 25 postseason series over 13 seasons, helping St. Louis win four National League pennants and two World Series titles...His 104 postseason games rank sixth all-time and second among catchers...Led NL in caught stealing percentage four times, fielding percentage four times and assists three times...Posted career batting average of .277 with 2,168 hits and 408 doubles, winning 2013 Silver Slugger Award.

Yadier Molina
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Pitched 15 seasons for Dodgers, Mets, Rangers, Orioles, Braves and Yankees...2015 All-Star appeared in 644 career games, going 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA...Struck out 637 batters over 609 innings pitched...Appeared in 30 Postseason games over 12 series.

Darren O'Day
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Three-time National League Most Valuable Player and 11-time All-Star played 22 seasons for Cardinals, Angels and Dodgers...Won 2001 NL Rookie of the Year Award and finished in Top 5 of NL MVP voting 10 times, including wins in 2005, 2008 and 2009...Six-time Silver Slugger Award winner and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at first base...Won 2004 NLCS MVP and led Cardinals to World Series titles in 2006 and 2011...Finished career with 3,384 hits (10th all-time), 1,914 runs (12th), 703 home runs (4th), 6,211 total bases (2nd), 686 doubles (5th) and 2,218 RBI (2nd).

Albert Pujols
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Four-time Gold Glove Award winner played 11 seasons for Braves, Angels, Twins and Cubs...Placed in Top 15 of his league's Most Valuable Player Award voting in three seasons thanks to his acrobatic play at shortstop...Led his league in Defensive Wins Above Replacement three times, including a mark of 5.1 in 2017, tied for second on the single-season list for any position and one of only three seasons in history where a player had at least a 5.0 dWAR...Batted .263 with 1,169 hits and 201 doubles.

Andrelton Simmons
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Caught 16 seasons for Athletics, Nationals, Twins, Braves and Angels...Reached double-digits in home runs six times and 60-RBI mark in four seasons...2014 American League All-Star and member of 2019 Nationals team that won the World Series...Led all AL catchers in games played in two seasons (2008-09) and NL catchers in fielding percentage once (2020)...Career total of 1,540 games as a catcher ranks 32nd all-time.

Kurt Suzuki
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Two-time All-Star played 10 seasons for Rays, Athletics, Brewers, Giants, Diamondbacks and Braves...Reached double-digit homer totals in four seasons (2015-17, 2019) while earning All-Star Game selections in 2015 and 2016...Finished fifth among American League catchers with 45 assists in 2016.

Stephen Vogt
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2029 ELIGIBLES

Played 15 seasons for Indians and Astros, including three seasons with Houston where the team advanced to the World Series...Five-time All-Star who finished third in the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player voting while also earning a Silver Slugger Award that season for his play in the outfield...Topped the .300 mark in batting average in five full seasons...Totaled 125 stolen bases and was successful on 79.1 percent of his steal attempts...Member of 2022 Astros World Series championship team. 

Michael Brantley
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Played 21 seasons for Marlins and Tigers, winning four American League batting titles and back-to-back AL Most Valuable Player awards in 2012-13...Became first AL Triple Crown winner since 1967 in 2012...Twelve-time All-Star and seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner...Totaled 100-or-more RBI in 12 seasons, leading his league twice, and 30-plus home runs in 10 seasons, leading his league twice...Finished career with 511 home runs, 3,174 hits and 1,881 RBI...Member of 2003 Marlins World Series championship team. 

Miguel Cabrera
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Played 19 seasons for Brewers, Rangers, Orioles, Mariners, Twins, Rays, Nationals and Padres, reaching 40-home run mark four times, including leading the big leagues with 40 homers in 2014...Seven-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner as outfielder/DH...Finished in Top 10 of his league's MVP voting five times and was named MVP of the 2011 ALCS after hitting six homers, the most by any player in a single postseason series...Finished career with 464 home runs and .856 OPS.

Nelson Cruz
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Played 13 seasons for the Royals, Padres, Red Sox and Cubs, earning four Gold Glove Awards and a Silver Slugger Award at first base…Named to 2016 American League All-Star team…In 2015 helped lead the Royals to their second straight American League pennant and then drove in six runs in World Series victory against the Mets, keying a ninth-inning rally in the deciding Game 5 with an RBI double that cut Kansas City’s deficit to 2-1 and then scoring the tying run on a dash to home plate on a groundout…Kansas City would go on to win the game and the series in the 12th inning…Finished with career batting average of .276 with 322 doubles…Recorded 33 RBI in 37 career postseason games.

Eric Hosmer
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Pitched 13 seasons for Indians, Rangers, Yankees, Rays and Red Sox, earning American League Cy Young Awards with Cleveland in 2014 and 2017…Led AL in complete games three times, shutouts three times, victories twice and ERA once…Three-time All-Star who in addition to his Cy Young Award-winning seasons finished in Top 10 of AL Cy Young Award voting three other times, including twice in the Top 3…Completed career with 116-77 record, 3.44 ERA and 1,725 strikeouts.

Corey Kluber
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Pitched 18 seasons, all with Cardinals...Three-time All-Star was two-time 20-game winner and led National League in victories in two other seasons...Finished second in NL Cy Young Award voting in 2010 and 2013...As rookie, stepped into closer's role and helped Cardinals win 2006 World Series...Finished with 200 victories, a .610 winning percentage and 2,202 strikeouts.

Adam Wainwright
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BBWAA ELECTION RULES

Since 1936, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has held the exclusive voting privilege to consider recently retired players for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

ERA COMMITTEES ELECTION RULES

The Era Committee has been a part of the Hall of Fame voting process since the first class of electees in 1936, with the first Era Committee electees coming in 1937.

BBWAA ELECTION RULES HISTORY

In the 75-plus years of voting since, the process has evolved to reflect updated rules, most notably changes to the eligibility criteria and qualifications for earning election.

BBWAA ELECTION RULES

Since 1936, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has held the exclusive voting privilege to consider recently retired players for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

ERA COMMITTEES ELECTION RULES

The Era Committee has been a part of the Hall of Fame voting process since the first class of electees in 1936, with the first Era Committee electees coming in 1937.

BBWAA ELECTION RULES HISTORY

In the 75-plus years of voting since, the process has evolved to reflect updated rules, most notably changes to the eligibility criteria and qualifications for earning election.