Drunken Rhino wrote:No love for Garrett Atkins?
.285 avg, 13 HR and 81 RBI is pretty good from a Rookie. Who cares that he couldn't hit away from home? Still pretty good if you ask me.
All that said, I'd still go w/ Tavares who had to replace Beltran from the BEGINNING of the year and will play on the NL WC winner and he had a major part in the Astros winning said WC.
I don't think GA2 qualifies, like you said he can't hit away from home so he really didn't do much better than the worst rookies who played significant time.
If Howard keeps it up all year yes he deserves it, but at this point you have to go with longevity and Taveras. It is rookie of the year, not end of the year.
On ESPNs player rater Howard ranks at -1.87 (below average) and Taveras has a positive value of 0.26. The fantasy NL ROY would have to be Taveras as well.