2010 AL Rookie Of The Year Predictions

Not many people predicted A's reliever Andrew Bailey to win the 2009 AL ROY award.  Instead, the preseason favorites were Matt Wieters and David Price.  I'll take Brian Matusz this year, but here's a list of candidates to consider:

Brian Matusz, Neftali Feliz, Wade Davis, Jeremy Hellickson, Austin Jackson, Desmond Jennings, Carlos Santana, Justin Smoak, Brett Wallace, Michael Saunders, Aaron Crow, Reid Brignac, Tyler Flowers, Dan Hudson, Jake Arrieta, Jesus Montero, Michael Taylor, Lonnie Chisenhall, Chris Carter, Kyle Drabek, Zach Stewart, Josh Bell, Michael Brantley, Scott Sizemore, Alex Avila, Hector Rondon, Fernando Perez, Danny Valencia, Carlos Carrasco, Lou Marson

Who are we missing?  And what's your prediction for AL ROY?  We'll do the NL tomorrow.


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bannister19
5 years 5 months ago

I know you’re trying to be fair here, but it’s all Aaron Crow’s :)

Anyways, Kila Ka’aihue is a possibility.

melonis_rex
5 years 5 months ago

Kila should be in MLB Opening Day. He’s definitely a candidate as long as he survives Moore’s dumbness.

bannister19
5 years 5 months ago

Not sure that has much to do with Dayton. There just isn’t much room for Kila. Rosters are due on Sunday and I’m hoping he makes it too.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

I was hoping Chris Carter was going to get the At-Bats but it looks like he’s not. I think he is the next Ryan Howard from the right side. Simple as that.

So I’m going to have to say Brian Matusz for the AL.

But if Wade Davis wasn’t in the Rays rotation Jeremy Hellickson would have a legitmate shot because he has the control of Greg Maddux and the stuff of Zack Greinke. He is going to be an ace one day and if he wasn’t on the Rays he would be in the Opening Day rotation.

Tim I can think of some that aren’t there but it’s questionable. Edgar Osuna, Kanekoa Texeira, and Benjamin Snyder. And you might want to consider Martin Perez because he is “advanced” and could get some time this season. Also two more, Trevor Reckling and Tyson Ross. Adam Moore and Mike Carp for the Mariners as well.

There are so many exciting rookies!

5 years 5 months ago

jason heyward, fernando martinez, jason castro, ike davis, chris tillman, jenrry mejia

Piccamo
5 years 5 months ago

Tillman is starting the year in AAA and no longer qualifies for rookie status.

Jason_F
5 years 5 months ago

Other than Tillman, I’m sure all of the guys you mentioned will be in tomorrow’s feature that highlights the NL rookies.

diehardmets
5 years 5 months ago

I’m hoping that Davis and Mejia aren’t vying for rookie of the year til next year. And where will F-Mart play? In a couple of years I’d love to see him in CF and then maybe he’ll win, but right now he’s still young and could use some more seasoning.

5 years 5 months ago

Jason Heyward is in the NL!!!!

Like the list, especially with all of the Indians on it.

Problem with most of the guys for the Tribe is that they will start in the Minors (except Marson)

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

The problem with most rookies is tht they will start in the minors.

5 years 5 months ago

sorry forgot it was an al list but still Chris Tillman on the orioles should be on the list

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Chris Tillman isn’t a rookie.

5 years 5 months ago

It looks like he is not a rookie…

empathizerightonyourbehind
5 years 5 months ago

Sal Fasano.

theroundsquare
5 years 5 months ago

Sal is getting the lifetime achievement award for his ‘stache.

5 years 5 months ago

Wade Davis will win.

RedSoxFreak85
5 years 5 months ago

Looks like some people don’t know that Heyward plays in the NL.

Matusz probably has the best shot, but I’m pulling for a few other guys:

Hellickson (if he can work his way into the rotation somewhat quickly) or perhaps Desmond Jennings (if you go by strict talent)… but Jennings has to find a way onto the big league club which means he’s waiting on poor performances from some of the big league players (I think his best shot is the Joyce/Kapler platoon), or an injury to someone. Maybe a Carl Crawford trade could do it too. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Rays try and get something for Crawford before he just walks out at the end of the year.

Airp0w
5 years 5 months ago

Is Travis Snider no longer eligible? Also if Brett Wallace ends up getting called up he could have a shot at it. I don’t think it’s likely but it’s worth mentioning.

dwwhite190
5 years 5 months ago

Snider is no longer a rookie. He used up his eligibility last year

Airp0w
5 years 4 months ago

What do you have to do to use up eligibility? Some of these guys played last year too.

kluber
5 years 5 months ago

Chris tillman isn’t a rookie, He is over the minimum innings to be considered a rookie

TVReviewsion
5 years 5 months ago

I know it’s extremely unlikely, but still, Adam Moore (catcher, Mariners).

I_Like_Baseball
5 years 5 months ago

Austin Jackson

barroomhero
5 years 5 months ago

Agreed. I think he will get the playing time and that , more than anything, will get him the numbers. Pitching is so hard to determine for a ROY. So much more can go wrong with pitchers.

5 years 5 months ago

Wade Davis or Brian Matusz

AL East is going to be even tougher in a few years if there’s no realignment…

dwwhite190
5 years 5 months ago

Don’t sleep on Michael Taylor. He’s major league ready and just waiting for a call up and when he does I see him getting some real solid numbers.

eeeooo
5 years 5 months ago

I disagree. I’m high on Taylor and even more on Chris Carter, but I don’t think they’ll get enough AB’s to qualify this year.

$1529282
5 years 5 months ago

Josh Bell. After a hot start at AAA, the Orioles can always move Tejada back to SS and move Izturis to a utility role to make room at 3B for Bell.

There’s a lot of good pitchers, but with Matusz and Davis being in the AL East, it’ll be harder for them to rack up impressive numbers.

Or maybe I’m crazy.

crunchy1
5 years 5 months ago

Matusz seems like the most likely but I’m going to go with Wade Davis or Jeremy Hellickson, whomever ends the year in the rotation. I like Hellickson if he gets the chance. Matusz may be the better pitcher, but because they are on a much better team, Davis/Hellickson will likely to do better than Matusz in at least one category the voters will be looking at…wins.

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Yea, not sure why Rodriguez is not there and Brignac is. Rodriguez is the one starting.

papisox
5 years 5 months ago

Not sure if they qualify, but Travis Snider and Sean Rodriguez would be my two picks. have you seen Rodriguez’s spring numbers? Ridiculous. Could be an offensive second baseman in the Dan Uggla mold this year, maybe the Jeff Kent mold as time goes on.

TahoePadreFan
5 years 5 months ago

I like Scott Sizemore for the Tigers. Good solid numbers in the minors, with good plate discipline. Plus the tigers will start him from opening day which might help the overall end of season numbers that everyone looks at

FullerTron
5 years 4 months ago

I like him from a fills the need role, but his numbers wont be the eye poppers needed to win this year.

billniye
5 years 5 months ago

Josh Reddick?

Yankees10
5 years 5 months ago

Hes not even going to start.

philpbarnes
5 years 5 months ago

Well neither is Jesus Montero.. but hes still getting mentioned.

Reddick is a decent outside bet. Drew is fragile, Ellsbury is one dive away from a wrist injury and Cameron is not-so-young-anymore. Reddick would be the first in reserve should any of them get injured (an arguement could be made for Hermida I suppose).

Yankees10
5 years 5 months ago

If Montero does get called up this year he would start right away most likely. Reddick needs an injury to happen still. But hey anything is possible.

BoSoxSam
5 years 5 months ago

Well, I think it’s also because Montero is much better than Reddick. Also, Reddick is not going to get the at-bats, plain and simple…I think Hermida would be the one to take the bulk of the at-bats if any major injuries occur. I do think Reddick will get a late-season callup, but not enough to get ROY consideration. I think the Red Sox will have some strong candidates 2011 and beyond, but not this year; not enough slots available. :) I’m hoping Kelly makes the rotation next year, that would be exciting. 😀

No1HaloFan
5 years 5 months ago

I think Brandon Wood might have a shot if he can find his groove.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Not a rookie.