Rookie of the Year is always what baseball fans get excited about. It is a new player with plenty of potential for many more years. Let’s take a look at our Top Ten for 2022.
Rookie of the Year 1-5
- Bobby Witt, Jr. shortstop for Kansas City Royals. He has power, speed and positional value. At 6’1″ and 200 lbs. he is 21 years of age.Witt was the second overall pick in the 2019 draft. He was born in Coffeyville, Texas and is the son of former major leaguer Bobby Witt, Sr. In Spring training in 2022 he has five homers and 14 runs bated in with a .357 batting average.He is likely to be the best player on the roster this season.
- Julio Rodriguez is and outfielder for the Seattle Mariners. He is 21 years old and stand 6’3″ in height and weighs 280 lbs. The Mariners signed him out of the Dominican Republic.In the minor leagues, this rookie of the year candidate is a career .331 hitter. He is projected to hit over 30 homers if getting everyday playing time.
- Adley Rutschman is a 6’3″ 220 lbs. catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. He was the 1st pick in the 2019 draft. Coming in a complete package he can hit well and is a premium catcher. He has loads of potential. He may miss some early part of the season due to injury.
- Riley Greene plays outfield for the Detroit Tigers. The 21 year old was a first round pick in 2019. He is 6’3″and 200 lbs. He is capable of hitting .300 and producing 35-30 home runs in a season. Greene has good speed and capable of playing each outfield position.
- Shane Baz is a right-handed pitcher for the Rays.He got a late season promotion last year. He throw strikes and shows a high 90’s fastball. He mixes in his good slider. Baz will be top of the rotation type pitcher.
Rookie of The Year 6-10
6. Spencer Torkelson- 1B Tigers
7. Gabriel Moreno- catcher Blue Jays
8. Grayson Rodriguez- pitcher, Orioles
9. George Kirby- pitcher. Mariners
10. Marcelo Mayer- shortstop, Red Sox
Check out the Top Ten Prospects from each MLB team HERE.
NOTE: As you can see, the Top Ten are all from the American League.
Here is a shortlist of the top candidates for Rookie of the Year in the National League.
1, Oneill Cruz- shortstop, Pirates
2. CJ Abrams- shortstop, Padres
3. Keibert Ruiz- catcher. Nationals
4. Francisco Alvarez- catcher, Mets
5. Brennen Davis- outfield, Cubs
6. Zac Veen- outfield. Rockies
7. Michael Harris II- outfield, Braves
8.Marco Luciano- catcher. Giants
9. Corbin Carroll- outfield, DBacks
10. Jordan Lawlar- shortstop, DBacks
that is the Top Ten Rookie of the Year candidates from each league.
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