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When the National League Rookie of the Year award is announced tonight, there is probably going to be a decent bit of outrage surrounding it. One player from each division is represented, and the three players that are finalists couldn't be more dissimilar. Let's examine them, shall we?
Representing the NL East is teenage phenom Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals. The former top overall pick in the draft didn't turn 20 until October, spending the entire regular season as a 19-year old, making his stats even more impressive. Harper has been highly touted since he was in high school, gaining attention at every stop over his career and impressing more and more people every step of the way. Harper's rookie season was multi-faceted, as he hit for power, showed speed on the basepaths, played excellent defense in center field, and had excellent plate discipline. Like hiim or not, you have to admit that this was one of the best years ever for a teenager.
BEST OF MAXIM
Bryce Harper walked away with National League Rookie of the Year honors last night, and it was much deserved. He had arguably the best rookie season by a teenager in the history of baseball, and the company of Mel Ott, Tony Conigliaro, and Ken Griffey, Jr. when comparing Harper to other teenagers only helps solidify that point. So, why was the difference between Harper and runner...
Bryce Harper is National League Rookie of the Year.
Youngest position player to win NL ROY, first National...congrats, kid.
Seems like only yesterday Harper was making his Major League debut in LA and getting mooned by Dodgers fans in the process...
(Headline swiped from @BallWonk. Screencap of Bryce Harper via MLB Network)
Here's the official release from the Nationals...
The National League Rookie of the Year Award was won by Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Harper, 19, burst onto the scene for a Nationals team that surprisingly won the National League East.
Harper did his share of hitting for the Nationals as he finished the season with a .270 batting average to go along with 22 home runs and 59 RBI. Harper was called up to the majors...
Giancarlo Stanton isn’t hiding his displeasure with the Marlins’ recent moves.
After the team reportedly traded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buerhle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to the Blue Jays, the Marlins outfielder divulged his frustration on Twitter.
Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple
— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins outfielderAlright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals pitcher@giancarlo818 you can always come play for the Nats! We will take you anytime! Get some red, white, and blue in your life! Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) November 14, 2012Justin Ruggiano, Miami Marlins...
PHOENIX Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Wade Miley finished second to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the 2012 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year voting, announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Mileys second-place finish was the best by a D-backs rookie in team history.
Miley, who turns 26 Tuesday, went 16-11 with...
Tonight, Mike Trout is going to be named the American League Rookie of the Year, and it’s almost certainly going to be unanimous unless one voter is just completely out of his mind. Bryce Harper is also likely to take home a rookie of the year trophy tonight, though his win isn’t as certain, nor will his margin of victory be as large. You can actually make a pretty good case...
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.
Trout, who turned 21 on Aug. 7, received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America's AL panel. The center fielder was the eighth unanimous AL pick and the...
The NL Rookie of the Year vote was cast, and to the surprise of few, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper took home the award. It was certainly more contested than the AL vote, which easily went to Los Angeles OF Mike Trout. While the AL vote was down to Trout, Yonesis Cespedes and Yu Darvish, the NL vote should have been down to more than just Harper, Arizona LHP Wade Miley and...
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named the American League Rookie of the Year for the 2012 season. It was unanimous and Trout received all 28 first place votes. The 20 year old had a season for the ages. Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish were the other two finalists.
In the National League, the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper...