Two clear front-runners for the National League Rookie of the Year award have emerged through the first quarter of the season, St. Louis’s Shelby Miller and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. Both started the season well. Ryu has had a couple rough outings and bounced back from them, and Miller has been dominant in every start except two where he failed to get out of the sixth inning both times but just allowed two and three runs, respectively.
A.J. Pollock, who’s leading the NL in doubles with 14. He’s hit four home runs and stolen five bases, too, but his 5:26 BB:K has kept his OBP below .300. I haven’t mentioned Pollock in the Rookie Report yet because I thought Eaton would be back a little sooner and his OBP had turned me off. But until Eaton comes back Pollock should probably be rostered in any five-outfielder league or any league with 14 or more teams.