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Adrian Beltre  1998 - 20183B
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  • Adrian Beltre Was Everyone's Favorite Player
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 11/20/2018 -  31
    Adrian Beltre has been many things to fans over the course of his amazing, 21 year career. Dodgers fans old enough to run for Congress got to see Beltre young and full of promise, including a 2004

  • Adrian Beltre Is Now MLB's International Hit King
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 6/14/2018 -  26
    one more slice of history. With two hits on Tuesday night and then three more on Wednesday, Adrian Beltre tied and then surpassed the recently retired (?) Ichiro Suzuki for the most hits by a player

  • Adrian Beltre Becomes the Latin American Hit King
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 4/5/2018 -  24
    With over 3,000 hits and his status as one of the greatest defensive third basemen in history, Adrian Beltre is already a lock for Cooperstown. On Thursday, he claimed a particularly cool slice

  • Adrian Beltre Is Never Getting Older
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/31/2017 -  24
    Earlier this season, there was a disagreement between Adrian Beltre and myself about how long I was permitted to remain in the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field. I was there waiting on one

  • Adrian Beltre Joins the 3,000-Hit Club
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 7/31/2017 -  19
    Take a knee for a minute to appreciate just how great Adrian Beltre is. (Photo: Keith Allison) When you think of Adrian Beltre, the first thought that comes to mind might just be his defense

  • Adrian Beltre: Steady as a Rock
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 9/14/2016 -  5
    Adrian Beltre. One of the league's longest tenured veterans, despite not being among the game's oldest when the season began, I've come admire Beltre above many others over the past few seasons

  • Adrian Beltre Ignores Age, Free Agency
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 4/19/2016 -  24
    Time catches up to us all, but Adrian Beltre seems to have secured a fairly sizable lead, leaving time a little further behind than for most 37-year-olds. Beltre debuted with the Los Angeles Dodgers

  • The Latest Chapter In Adrian Beltre's Incredible Book
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/9/2016 -  20
    watched Adrian Beltre remain in an extra-inning game and eventually score the winning run, even though he'd suffered a damaged testicle that he later estimated became the size of a grapefruit

  • Extending Older Free-Agents-to-Be Like Adrian Beltre
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 2/22/2016 -  5
    There are rumors that Adrian Beltre, a potential free agent next winter, might sign a contract extension with the Rangers this spring, potentially taking him to the end of his career. Jose Bautista

  • Beltran, Beltre and the Greatest Active Players Without a Ring
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 10/7/2015 -  30
    , along with Adrian Beltre, are reminders that no matter how great a player is on the field, even in an age of great parity and multiple playoff berths, a World Series championship is far from certainty

  • Adrian Beltre on Hitting
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/28/2015 -  17
    Joey Votto how he does it. And this week? Let's ask Adrian Beltre. "I'm probably the opposite," Beltre laughed when he heard Votto's name. "I'm thinking swing first and take second. I don't have

  • Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre Remain Conspicuously Delightful
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/26/2015 -  9
    Besides the fact that they're natives of Latin America and play baseball and haven't died ever, Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are basically carbon copies of mid-century comedy duo Burns

  • Batted-Ball Velocity, Adrian Beltre, and Xander Bogaerts
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/28/2015 -  52
    there might be, and I think the stories of Xander Bogaerts and Adrian Beltre might help us find this patch. There's some evidence that velocity stabilizes quickly in-season at least. Jeff Zimmerman

  • Maikel Franco Emulating Adrian Beltre
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 6/23/2015 -  16
    , we see veterans like Adam Jones and young players like Nolan Arenado and Kolten Wong succeeding in the same way. Adrian Beltre has made a career out of hitting like Franco did in the minors. While

  • How Adrian Beltre Has Defied Father Time
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 2/24/2015 -  35
    This is it. This is the year Adrian Beltre finally declines. Yep, you heard it here first, folks. Adrian Beltre is donezo. I mean, come on -- dude's about to be 36 years old. He's logged 10,001

  • Adrian Beltre Refuses to Age
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/30/2014 -  8
    Another year older and another year in which Adrian Beltre has simply refused to age. Hitters in their mid-30s aren't supposed to perform so consistently well. They are supposed to decline

  • Beltre, V-Mart, and "Batting Your Age"
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/26/2014 -  8
    if you're interested. Here are the players who accomplished this since 2009. Name Age wRC+ Season Victor Martinez 36 153.697 2014 Adrian Beltre 35 139.895 2014 David Ortiz

  • Minimalist Short Fiction Starring Adrian Beltre
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 5/3/2014 -  9
    Adrian Beltre crested the hill in front of Rucker. He scanned the tree-line for the white throat of the buck. That, or the eyes, was what you usually saw first. Nothing moved except the leaves

  • Minimalist Short Fiction Starring Adrian Beltre
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 4/6/2014 -  10
    Adrian Beltre jammed the gear stick into park and sat in his truck until the song finished. Once it was over he sat another moment. The street lights weren't yet flickering on, but they would

  • Adrian Beltre's "Fluke" 2004 Happens Again
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/13/2013 -  114
    When Adrian Beltre put up one of the best seasons in the history of baseball in 2004, it was labeled many things: an historic fluke, evidence of steroid usage, and/or the greatest example in history

  • Adrian Beltre, the Everything-Hitter
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/26/2013 -  50
    matter. Adrian Beltre leads off against Felix Hernandez, and on the third pitch, Beltre blasts an automatic double to right-center field, Dustin Ackley watching as the ball bounces over the fence

  • Adrian Beltre on the Hall of Fame Path
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 2/1/2013 -  82
    After a third consecutive All-Star season, Adrian Beltre's Hall of Fame path is becoming clear. Over those three All-Star campaigns, Beltre has added 96 home runs, 309 RBI and 1,820 plate appearances

  • Adrian Beltre: Where's the Decline?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/29/2012 -  3
    Adrian Beltre turned 33 before this season. No matter if you look at his plate discipline or power components, the aging curves say that he's post-peak and we should see some decline. Not every

  • Adrian Beltre Is Being Invaded
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 9/25/2012 -  4
    From Rotoworld: Adrian Beltre (illness) has returned to the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday. Beltre missed Friday's contest after undergoing "invasive" GI tests earlier in the day

  • Request-a-GIF: Adrian Beltre Mostly Sliding, Kinda
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/25/2012 -  4
    a man whose middle name appears literally to be Funk, for a GIF of Adrian Beltre mostly sliding, kinda, into second base on a double during the fourth inning of the Rangers' 2-1 loss to Boston

  • Adrian Beltre and Left Handed Blues
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/15/2012 -  1
    umpire, and he frequently drops to one knee when crushing a pitch. For these and for many other reasons, Adrian Beltre is just a lot of fun to root for. On top of it all, he's been a terrific third

  • GIF: King Felix and Beltre Sign (Love) Language
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/22/2012 -  5
    Felix Hernandez: Why didn't you call me? I called you. I called you like eight times. Why didn't you call me? Adrian Beltre: I called you. Oh come on. I called you. Check your messages. I

  • GIF: Adrian Beltre Would Like Some Space
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/19/2012 -  13
    will defer to the shortstop on such a batted ball, it's also fair to say that deference is not a quality with which Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is particularly familiar. *** To wit

  • Adrian Beltre Would Like a Moment
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/19/2011 -  11
    There is a sense of inevitability about a baseball card that features a player attempting to call a timeout at the plate. The inevitability is that this player can be no one other than Adrian Beltre

  • Adrian Beltre Is Partying Like It's 2004
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/5/2011 -  62
    After hitting 44 home runs in 2002 and 2003 combined, Adrian Beltre launched 48 home runs in 2004, putting together one of the great seasons any third baseman has ever had. Because his monster

  • Beltre Not Close to Returning, No Problem for Rangers
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/24/2011 -  16
    Lee, and then signing Adrian Beltre to a five-year, $80 million contract. Yet it's one lesser move, and a non-move, that have really spurred the Rangers lately. After the Rangers signed Beltre

  • Beltre's Head Will Not Enjoy Texas
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/18/2011 -  2
    Remember the taut .gif tale of Adrian Beltre's visceral hatred of having his head rubbed? If Beltre thought that getting the hell out of Boston would spare his dome from such vicious assaults

  • Old Faces in New Places: Beltre and Reynolds
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 2/22/2011 -  7
    Over the past six or so seasons few players have been as misunderstood as Adrian Beltre. The big contract he earned after the 2004 season in which he hit 48 home runs has clouded people’s opinion

  • FanGraphs Audio: Beltre Sitch, A's Weird Signings, etc.
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/18/2011 -  8
    Episode Fifty-Eight In which the guests have some ideas of their own. Headlines A Brief Sketch of Adrian Beltre Oakland's Weird Relief Signings Oakland's Fantasy-Auction Strategy

  • Crowdsourcing Results: Beltre and Figgins
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/14/2011 -  3
    In this week’s edition of Crowdsourcing Results, we learn that you really don’t care about Chone Figgins. Adrian Beltre (Average Owner, You) My Vote: 48, 65 Average: 51.35, 60.86 Median: 50, 58

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Adrian Beltre
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/10/2011 -  4
    ), but also where you would take him. Please note that we are still using pick number today instead of round due to the expected results. Adrian Beltre, who had a lot of hype surrounding him last

  • Check Your Head, Not Adrian Beltre's
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/6/2011 -  10
    It's been a good week for Adrian Beltre, what with the reigning AL champs sending all that guaranteed cheddar his way. There's also a lot to like about Beltre. He's an acrobat at the hot

  • Adrian Beltre Is Not Movitated by Contract Years
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/4/2011 -  95
    It has long been assumed that Adrian Beltre was going to cash in on his big year in Boston and head back to the AL West, though most speculation had him landing in Anaheim. The guesses proved

  • More Suitors for Adrian Beltre
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 12/30/2010 -  37
    Adrian Beltre might very well be the best remaining free agent, but at this point he doesn't have many clear suitors. Last week, after we heard light rumors that the Angels were taking a step back

  • Adrian Beltre's Possible Suitors
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/22/2010 -  63
    Tidbits started floating around yesterday that to some extent the Angels were out of the running for Adrian Beltre. Those rumors coalesced as the day wore on and the story appears to be that Boras

  • Gonzalez vs Beltre
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/4/2010 -  115
    are getting three of the Red Sox better prospects, but no players off their major league roster. Was this a better use of resources compared to re-signing Adrian Beltre? Until we know what kind

  • Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Adrian Beltre
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/28/2010 -  17
    Going into this one, I thought Beltre would be something of a polarizing player, but it turns out that a vast majority of the crowd agrees on what kind of deal Beltre will land this winter

  • Contract Crowdsourcing: Adrian Beltre
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/28/2010 -  21
    Adrian Beltre took a one year deal with the Red Sox in order to reestablish his value and hit the market with better numbers than he posted last year. Mission accomplished, and then some. Beltre's

  • Adrian Beltre’s Fly Balls
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 9/23/2010 -  26
    Yesterday, Jack posted about Adrian Beltre's amazing year. I must admit that I was not aware just how amazing he has been, as Betlre's wOBA of 0.396 puts him in the top ten in all of MLB. I wanted

  • Beltre’s Fantastic Season
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/22/2010 -  61
    As Dave, Joe, and I discussed on the most recent edition of FanGraphs Audio, Josh Hamilton is probably the MVP of the American League, but the lack of attention paid to Adrian Beltre's season has

  • Beltre's Market Value
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/3/2010 -  105
    club, while Jayson Werth and Adam Dunn will get paid for their power. But, to me, the most interesting free agent of all is Adrian Beltre. He's going to be a fascinating case. He's essentially

  • Adrian Beltre's Contract Revisited
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/20/2010 -  17
    Many pundits (myself included) applauded Boston’s contract with Adrian Beltre this past off-season. The one-year deal (with a player option) teetered on the balance of risk minimization and upside

  • Appreciating Adrian Beltre
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/30/2010 -  43
    Looking to re-establish his value following an injury-marred 2009 season, Adrian Beltre signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Boston Red Sox over the winter. By virtue of fantastic third

  • Beltre to Boston
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/5/2010 -  175
    wasn't kidding around, as yesterday, Boston signed Adrian Beltre to take over at third base, adding another premium defender to the earlier acquisition of Mike Cameron. Beltre isn't just a good

  • In a Big Way: Beltre to Boston
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Budreika - 1/5/2010 -  37
    Adrian Beltre is Boston bound after reaching an agreement on a one-year deal for $9 million with a 2011 player option for $5 million. Beltre fits Boston's plan and comes at a bargain price. The Scott

  • Does Beltre Make Sense to Boston at $10M?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/31/2009 -  72
    Adrian Beltre is still a free agent and Scott Boras is still his agent. Matt Holliday is still a bigger name and will still receive a bigger contract, but discounting the assumed stare-down between

  • Adrian Beltre's Bat Away From Safeco
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 10/22/2009 -  50
    Adrian Beltre's contract was often lumped in with other poor free agent signings because his offensive numbers in his four years with Seattle never came close to his 2004 career year with the Dodgers

  • Can We Please Stop Undervaluing Adrian Beltre?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/11/2009 -  18
    Dreifort, and Chan Ho Park pop up, but in this Page 2 column, names like Alex Rodriguez and Adrian Beltre are listed, although not ranked amongst the “10 worst”. Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing

  • Unlucky Beltre
    in RotoGraphs by Ryan Glass - 1/14/2009 -  13
    Continuing our series on how luck effected a player’s season, today I will look at Adrian Beltre. I will once again refer you to Chris Dutton and Peter Bendix’s great work on xBABIP which I will make