Beltran is a six-time All-Star selection with three Gold Gloves under his belt.
He will bring with him numbers that currently lead the Giants in home runs, RBI, runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.*
Here are five bold predictions for Beltran and the Giants as we head into the remainder of the season.
*among hitters who qualify.
On-base percentage is one of the most important stats for a hitter.
Beltran is already 8th in the league in this category and his numbers should only continue to sky rocket.
He will most likely get walked more in San Francisco during the pennant race, but will reach base more than any other National Leaguer from his arrival to the end of the year.
The addition of Beltran will spark the Giants to open up a huge lead on the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing them to become the first team in baseball to clinch their division.
Beltran is already top 10 in the National League in RBI, walks, on-base percentage and on-base plus slugging and look for the rest of his stats to be on the rise as well.
By knocking another 10-12 home runs and driving in 40 runs for the Giants, Beltran will be in the discussion for NL MVP come season's end.
No player will be more valuable to his team than Beltran will be for the Giants.
Currently standing only five games back behind the Phillies for best overall record, Carlos Beltran will lead the Giants to gaudy numbers the rest of the way.
Look for the Giants to overtake the Phillies and finish the regular season with the best record in baseball.
The 2011 San Francisco Giants will become the first National League team since the Big Red Machine to win back-to-back World Series Championships.
Their standout pitching combined with the addition of Beltran will prove to be historic for the Giants.