I see I have to elaborate.
Beltre and Ichiro were a couple of the top players at their position during their careers. Perhaps top players in their era. All-stars. Very good. However, that doesn't make them Hall of Famers. Except, in Ichiro's case, he was a historically significant player. First Asian position player to be a difference maker. An iconic player. Thus making him HOF material. Beltre is just another very good Dominican player.
Can't believe ANYONE thought I was speaking of their specific skill sets.