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Hulet: National League Rookie of the Year

Recent National League Rookie of the Year winners include Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves, Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Hanley Ramirez of the Miami Marlins (now Dodgers). The NL rookie class was far and away superior to the AL in 2013 and you could legitimately give the award to six different players and feel darn good about it. In fact, this was one of the best rookie classes in recent memory. The Winner: Jose…

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Hulet: American League Rookie of the Year

During the past seven seasons the American League Rookie of the Year award has been won by the likes of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. The 2013 AL rookie class was not a strong one. The winner had few legitimate challengers, although he certainly deserves the distinction. The Winner: Wil Myers, OF — Rays The Good: Just 22, Myers hit for average and power and got on…

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Impact rookies in the postseason

An impressive group of MLB freshman are set to be introduced to national (nay, worldwide) audiences with the 2013 now underway. During the regular season, the rookie class of ’13 was much stronger in the senior league than the junior circuit and that’s set to be the case in the postseason, as well. Below, you’ll find this author’s best (educated?) guesses at the rookies in each league that are most likely to have the biggest impacts during the month of October. The 2012 rookie class had little impact on each…

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Inside the MLB rookie numbers

With less than a week left in the regular season (where did the year go?), we’ll soon be crowning Prospect Insider’s awards for the top rookies of the year. Before we do that, though, it’s time to have a look at the top freshman players in a number of select statistical categories. Rate stats have been used over counting stats for (hopefully) obvious reasons, including the varying levels of games that each rookie has played. The Hitters (Minimum 150 ABs) ¬†Batting Average 1. Yasiel Puig, OF — Los Angeles Dodgers:…

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