Next up in the BBA Awards is the Willie Mays Award for the top rookie in each league.
We can nominate 5 players in each league and they will be thrown in with the rest of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance votes.
Russ: I think any name but Mike Trout would be an insult to the award. No other American Leaguer should be considered.
In the National League:
The pitcher for the Diamondbacks, Miley was 16-11 with a good 3.33 ERA.
Todd Frazier of the Reds batted. 274 with 19 HR and 67 rbi.
Bryce Harper, after blowing kisses last year he batted. 270 with 22 HR and 59 rbi.
Rosario, catcher for the Rockies batted .273 with 28 HR and 71 rbi.
Eugene: Agreed on Trout. He’s easily the winner in the AL. But we do need 2-5. Throwing some names out:
Yoenis Cespedes – .292/.356/.505, 23 HR, 82 RBI, 16 SB…Key to Oakland’s offense
Will Middlebrooks – .288/.325/.509, 15 HR, 54 RBI…one of the few bright spots for Boston
Wei-Chi Chen – 12-11, 4.02 ERA in 32 starts, 154 K…the Orioles most reliable starter