SBO The All-Star break is upon us and The Stew is using the downtime on the MLB schedule to size up the current contenders for baseball’s year-end awards. We start with the candidates for AL and NL Rookie of the Year.
In 2013, the National League was stacked with viable Rookie of the Year candidates while the American League had pretty much one high-profile rookie who everybody knew was going to get the award. Jose Fernandez beat the pack in the NL and Wil Myers triumphed in the AL.
สโบเบ็ต In 2014, the two leagues have switched places. This year’s crop of AL rookies — featuring two international imports — is loaded with talent. And in the NL, one player may literally be running away with the award.
We’re here to examine four Rookie of the Year candidates in each league: the frontrunner, the guy also in the conversation, the player with a question mark over his head and the dark horse.