Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Caribbean Baseball Players

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July 12, 2011


10. Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico)

Back in the ’50s and ’60s, Puerto Ricans, led by the great Roberto Clemente, were the first international group to break into Major League Baseball in significant numbers. Today, there are more than 30 players from Puerto Rico in the majors but, with Ivรกn Rodrรญguez and Jorge Posada nearing the end of the line and Carlos Delgado already retired, few big-name stars remain. The most recognizable Boricua baseballer currently is veteran Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran. Considered a disappointment since his arrival in New York, the oft-injured Beltran is having a stellar 2011 after missing large chunks of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.