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Comparing ROY Candidates


Now that we have a decent chunk of the season out of the way, I thought I'd take a moment to compare and contrast two potential candidates for Rookie of the Year.  I'm not going to tell you who they are at first, but I suspect you'll quickly figure it out...

Player

AB

AVG

Runs

HRs

RBIs

OBP

SLG

OPS

SO

BB

ROY#1

81

.272

13

7

23

0.388

0.580

0.968

26

14

ROY#2

81

.358

8

3

19

0.404

0.543

0.948

19

6

Who do you think these two mystery players are?  The first is Mr. Jason Heyward, tearing it up for the Atlanta Braves. The second is the Cardinals very own Mr. David Freese, doing his best Albert Pujols impersonation.  My question for all the VEB folks out there is which is more deserving of the ROY?  These numbers after 24 games are VERY comparable.  Heyward has been getting nearly all the love for the award from our national ESPN brothers.  But Freese appears to have moved into the conversation over the past week with his ridiculous numbers. 

Put aside your biases for a few moments, stop thinking about tasered Philly fans, and ask who wins.  Frankly, I'm torn.  The only possible tie-breaker I can think of is looking at their positions.  Freese is playing unarguably the harder position at 3B.  Does that give him the edge against the second coming of Willie Stargill?

What say you Redbird Nation?

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