MLB 2010 Rookies of the Year

Let there be no doubt about it.  The AL and NL Rookies of the Year are easy picks this year!  These players aren’t so much hype, just steady, top notch results.

AL Rookie of the Year: Neftali Feliz.  The numbers might speak for themselves, but this kid did it for the AL West Pennant winning Texas Rangers!  He was BIG in BIG games all year long!  40 Saves in 43 Save Opportunities, Opponent’s Batting Average just 0.178, and a WHIP of 0.88.
NL Rookie of the Year: Buster Posey.  Like Feliz, the numbers really speak for themselves, and yet there is so much more to this guy than numbers.  Posey anchored the NL West Pennant winning San Fransisco Giants lineup, hitting clean-up, and he managed an electric starting pitching staff and bullpen without a hitch, a real testament to his maturity and baseball smarts.  Those who think Jason Heyward should win this award need only to compare the players without bias.  In 34 fewer games, Posey hit the same amount of Home Runs (18), just 5 fewer Rbis (67 to 72), hit for Average 28 points higher (0.305 to 0.277), and struck out around half as much as Heyward (every 7.38 ABs to every 4.08 ABs).  
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One comment

  1. raysrenegade

    Saw Neftali Feliz today pitch the bottom of the ninth for the Texas Rangers. Love his sharp fastball and his confidence. That being said, as a pitcher, is the cream of the AL crop of rookies.
    But I still think it is Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jasckson’s award to lose. But that could come to reality as the pollsters might be trying to pick between Jackson and his fellow Tiger Brian Boesch. Tha could do make people pick between the two and void both of them from consideration for the Rookie of the Year trophy.
    No matter what is finally decided, the AL had a few great pitching and hitting Rookie who will provide some fruitful future Fantasy value

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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