This is a way-to-early look at the Rookie Watch in 2021. The betting books have released odds for rookie players and their chances to win. We will look at them and match their early performance to their odds.
AL Rookie Watch
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Randy Arozarena (Tampa Bay) 5G/20AB/2R/6H/1DBL/0TRPL/0HR 1BB/ 7K/.300ave/ .364OBP/ .350SLG .714OPS
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 7G 28AB 3R 5H 1DBL/ 0REPL 1HR/5RBI/2BB/11K/.179ave/.233OBP/.321SLG/.555OPS
Jarred Kelenic (Seattle) odds 13/2 – assigned to AAA
Wander Franco (Tampa Bay) odds 10/1- sent to alternate site
Adley Rutschman (Baltimore) odds 12/1 sent to minors
Andrew Vaughn (Chicago) odds 25/2 5G/13AB/2R/2H/1DBL/0TRPL/0HR/1RBI/3BB/6K/.154AVE
Bobby Dalbec (Boston) odds 15/1 5G/18AB/0R/2H/0DBL/0TRP/0HR/0RBI/7K/.111ave/.158OBP/ .111SLG/ .269OPS
Casey Mize (Detroit) odds 15/1 1W/1L/4IP/5H/1R/1ER/0HR/2BB/4K/2.25 ERA
Nate Pearson (Toronto) odds 18/1 no record- just came off MLB DL
Garrett Crochet (Chicago) odds 18/1 2W/0L/5G/3.1IP/1R/0ER/1BB/5K/0.00ERA
Brendan McKay (Tampa Bay) odds 18/1 sent to minors for shoulder rehab
Luis Patino (Tampa Bay) odds 18/1 sent to alternate site
ROOKIE WATCH Thoughts
As we can see several top prospects have been sent to the minor leagues for more seasoning or they are in th alternate camp waiting for their call to the major leagues. These numbers will change considerably the next time we look at them in the middle of net month. Check out the National League Rookie Report.
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