The Hall of Fame voting results were revealed late on Tuesday.
However, only Rolen was elected to the Hall of Fame.
But that doesn’t mean that other players aren’t trending in the right direction.
In fact, Beltran stood out among first-timers on the ballot.
The 20-year MLB veteran was the only first-timer on the ballot to receive at least 15 percent of the vote.
In total, Beltran received 46.5 percent of the vote, which sets up well for him for the next nine years of eligibility on the ballot.
Former #STLCards slugger Carlos Beltrán was the only 1st-timer on the @baseballhall ballot to receive at least 15% of the vote. He finished at 46.5%, which bodes well for his future since he can remain on the ballot for 9 more years. Beltran was an All-Star in 2013 & '14 with STL
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) January 25, 2023
Beltran spent time with the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.
He earned American League Rookie of the Year honors in 1999, won three Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, and earned nine All-Star nods.
He also was a part of the Astros World Series championship team in 2017.
In addition to that, he hit for a career .279 average, hit 435 home runs, amassed a total of 2,725 hits, and posted a WAR of 70.1.
But he received a good amount of the vote this year, his first year of eligibility.
Given his career stats and accomplishments, things are looking up for him down the road, and he should take a few steps forward in the coming year.
Rolen may have been the only inductee on the ballot this year, but Beltran certainly has a strong case.