• Jose Abreu, Xander Bogaerts, Masahiro Tanaka & Yordano Ventura

    Posted by on April 28th, 2014 · Comments (8)

    Which one will be the A.L. Rookie of the Year this season?

    Comments on Jose Abreu, Xander Bogaerts, Masahiro Tanaka & Yordano Ventura

    1. hallofamer2000
      April 28th, 2014 | 3:27 pm

      Well Solarte is having a better season than Bogaerts so far…

    2. April 28th, 2014 | 3:33 pm

      hallofamer2000 wrote:

      Well Solarte is having a better season than Bogaerts so far…

      I knew one of you would bring up his name… :-0

    3. hallofamer2000
      April 28th, 2014 | 4:09 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      I fully admit that odds are that Bogaerts has more potential and is more likely to finish with better numbers, but as of now…

    4. MJ Recanati
      April 28th, 2014 | 4:18 pm

      Unless I’m mistaken, voters have tended to shun Japanese players on the basis that they played professionally before their MLB debuts. I think this became an unofficial “thing” in 2003 when Hideki got passed over.

    5. Mr. October
      April 28th, 2014 | 4:29 pm

      I think Granderson might have a better shot at the N.L. batting title than Solarte has at winning 2014 A.L. ROY honors, but you never know… And who would have guessed that the first New York Yankee player of The Cashman Autonomy Era to win an A.L. ROY award would have been older than 28 years of age?

    6. Evan3457
      April 28th, 2014 | 10:50 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      I think Granderson might have a better shot at the N.L. batting title than Solarte has at winning 2014 A.L. ROY honors, but you never know… And who would have guessed that the first New York Yankee player of The Cashman Autonomy Era to win an A.L. ROY award would have been older than 28 years of age?

      Tanaka is over 28? News to me. Also to him.

    7. baseballbob
      April 28th, 2014 | 10:52 pm

      Solarte’s also just 26. I’d love to see him win, but I think Abreu has the inside track with all the home runs.

    8. Mr. October
      April 29th, 2014 | 2:11 pm

      baseballbob wrote:

      Solarte’s also just 26. I’d love to see him win, but I think Abreu has the inside track with all the home runs.

      Baseball Almanac has Brian Cashman’s 26-year old ROY candidate’s age displayed incorrectly as 27, with his birthday in July… it also has Cashman’s $175 million ROY candidate’s age displayed as 26, although his 26th birthday is not until November. Baseball Reference does not have display numbers in this manner…

      And who could have predicted that the first New York Yankee player of The Cashman Autonomy Era to win an A.L. ROY award would have been older than 27 years of age, or would have earned a salary of more than $22 million?

      @ Evan3457:
      Please have your slow-track students double-check my math, again. Thank you…

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