Beltran formally announced his retirement in a piece for The Players' Tribune on Monday. It's easy to forget now when he's 40 years old and a guy who should always be the DH when he plays, but he was once one of the best defensive center fielders in the game, and his efficiency on the basepaths was a highlight for years: He stole 312 bases in his career and was caught just 49 times, good for an 86 percent success rate. Increasingly, however, a consensus has built among the media and among more analytically-minded fans that Beltran is, in fact, worthy of induction, and I suspect he will have a plaque in Cooperstown eventually. After winning his first World Series with the Houston Astros, the 20-year major league veteran has decided to call it a career.
Enjoy retirement, Carlos. We can't wait to see what you'll do next. He also posted strong career postseason numbers, with a.307 batting average, 16 home runs and 42 RBIs.
The 2017 season had been a different one for Beltran, a nine-time All-Star who had been an everyday player for the bulk of his first 18 full seasons.
Carlos Beltran is going out on top, that's for sure.
"I have such a passion for baseball, but at some point, it's time".
Beltran retires with a lifetime.279/.350/.486 triple slash, which includes 2,725 hits, 565 doubles, and 435 home runs.
Beltran's name is frequently thrown around in Hall of Fame conversations, but he hasn't spent much time considering that possibility. To have been able to build a school in Puerto Rico and change the lives of so many kids. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.