The below chart shows all AL and NL Rookies who have at least 130 PA (which makes them eligable for the award). All data was found at baseball-reference.com here. The color intensity depicts the total WAR for each player. Red means negative WAR values, dark green means a WAR value of 4.
Lets narrow it down to the most deserving.
Duffy gets my vote at this stage in the season, but I can see Kris Bryant stealing votes because of his hype. Jung Ho Kang has been a real under-the-radar asset for the Pirates. In the NL, I think the order right now is:
1. Matt Duffy
2. Jung Ho Kang
3. Kris Bryant
In the AL, the award is pretty much Carlos Correa’s to lose, which is rather astonishing when you consider just how few games he’s played in. Devon Travis is making a case for himself too.
1. Carlos Correa
2. Devon Travis
3. Eddie Rosario
Who do you think will bring home the hardware this year?