Two Baby Bombers Have Chance To Win Rookie Of The Year
The Major League Baseball Regular season awards finalists have been named and when it comes to American League Rookie of the Year the New York Yankees have two of the three finalist for the best new comer award. Both Second Baseman Gleyber Torres and Third Baseman Miguel Andujar are on the final ballot along with Angels' phenom Shohei Ohtani.
The case for Ohtani is pretty clear, he hits for power and he pitches at a high level. Basically the guy is a throwback to when Babe Ruth would strike you out and then hit a homerun off your best pitcher. However he did suffer an injury that cut his rookie campaign short. Ohtani Finished the season with a 4 - 2 record, 3.31 ERA and hit .285 with 22 HR's and 62 RBI's.
Gleyber Torres came out of the gate this year looking like every bit the player we were told he could be when the Yankees traded the Cubs for him. Miguel Andujar was in the conversation of "best pure hitter" on the Yankees. The 23 year old Andujar has 47 doubles, 27 HR's and 92 RBI's while hitting just under .300 and Torres at 21 years old had 24 HR's, 77 RBI's and was a better all around fielder.
For my money Miguel Andujar did the best the longest and deserves to be Rookie of the Year but there is always a fear when two players are on the same team they will split the votes and the other guy in this case a very worthy Shohei Otani could win.