Before the 1996 season, I predicted that Derek Jeter and Todd Hollandsworth would win the Rookie of the Year awards. I believe that was the last time I made an accurate preseason award prediction. However, requests for award picks were common in yesterday’s chat. I didn’t post any because I wanted some time to mull it over. I’ll post more predictions over the next few days.
Here are my 2008 Rookie of the Year predictions; I’m interested to see yours in the comments. Tough call in the NL, lot of good choices.
AL: Clay Buchholz. Runners up: Evan Longoria, Jacoby Ellsbury, Joba Chamberlain.
NL: Kosuke Fukudome. Runners up: Johnny Cueto, Geovany Soto, Clayton Kershaw.