rookies and cream wrote:Huge HR for Alexei. It will be interesting to see how the writers vote the top 3.
You have to be kidding me with the Taco Bellbury talk man. He's not even in the top 5 this season, and outside of playing in Boston wouldnt even get a mention. Hes got an OPS+ of 89, provides no power, and, well he had a ton of steals, also got caught 11 times.
Longoria's three home run game got the attention, but AR hit a slam the next day (and the one yesterday). Longoria will win, but the race is closer then the final numbers will so. If Ellsbury finishes in the top 4 it is only because of the preseason hype.
Hell, he hasnt even been the top rookie on his own team, Lowrie has actually put up pretty decent numbers in a lot fewer games (except the SBs, which are overrated) while playing three positions in the infield well.
My guess on the voting
4. Ellsbury (only on hype)
5. Span (hype and a full season)
Guys like Aviles will be overlooked because their numbers won't stack up to guys who played most of the season.