Last year, Julio Rodriguez and Michael Harris II showed great performances and became the rookie of the year in each district in the 2022 season. And ‘MLB.com’ mentioned a new Rookie of the Year candidate as the new year dawned.
On the 9th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), ‘MLB Pipeline’, a site related to major league prospects, said, “We made a lot of predictions. And for accurate information, I asked a lot of questions to a number of front officials, including the team’s general manager, farm director, scouting director, and analysis specialist. And it brought about that result.”
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Corbin Carroll was picked as a strong candidate for National League Rookie of the Year. Carroll, from the first round in 2019, was ranked No. 1 in Arizona’s prospect list last year and No. 3 overall in the major leagues. He first stepped on the big league stage on August 30 last year.
Carroll raised expectations for this season with a batting average of 0.260, 4 homers, 14 RBIs and an OPS of 0.830. He posted a batting average of 0.287 with 7 homers and an OPS of 0.943 at Triple-A.
The ‘MLB Pipeline’ said, “Carol has all the offense, defense, and state, 안전놀이터 and has all the tools. When Dalton Barshaw is traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, he will be given ample opportunity as a starting outfielder.”
In addition, Francisco Alvarez (New York Mets), Eli De La Cruz (Cincinnati Reds), and Sal Frerick (Milwaukee Brewers) followed.
In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson was named. Henderson is the second-best prospect in the major leagues and the first-best prospect in Baltimore.
Henderson was also called up in August of last year and made his first appearance in the major leagues. He had a batting average of 0.259, 4 homers, 18 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.788. He also showed versatility by playing the second and third base and shortstop positions.
‘MLB Pipeline’ said, “Like Carroll, Henderson is also clear to play in the opening game. He has quick feet and power, so he can challenge 20-20.”
In addition to Henderson, Hunter Brown (Houston Astros), Triston Casas (Boston Red Sox), Anthony Wolf (New York Yankees), and Josh Young (Texas Rangers) are expected to compete.