4 Reasons Hiroyuki Nakajima Will Win the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Award

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4 Reasons Hiroyuki Nakajima Will Win the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Award
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Will we see a similar fist pump of accomplishment?

Oakland A's shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is going to win the 2013 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award.

Say that again?

Sure.

Oakland A's shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is going to win the 2013 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award.

The 30-year-old Japanese-born infielder is not only new to the Athletics, he'll be taking his first stab at Major League Baseball as well. That qualifies him as—you guessed it—a rookie.

"Hero" stands a great chance at winning the award in 2013.

Now before you think I'm off my rocker, consider these reasons. If you're still not a believer, by all means, call me crazy. But when and if it does happen, you heard it here first, friends.

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