Will Jacoby Ellsbury Be Rookie Of the Year?

Taylor HatchCorrespondent IJune 2, 2008

Can Jacoby Ellsbury be this year's MLB Rookie of the Year?

Although it is still early in the baseball season, there is one question on the mind of all Boston Red Sox fans across the nation and that is whether or not Jacoby Ellsbury will receive the prestigious award of Rookie of the Year. 

At this point in time, Jacoby is batting .290 with five doubles, three triples, four homers, 38 RBI, and 27 stolen bases in 30 opportunities. 

Will this be enough for the young talented outfielder to get it? 

Going back to last year, we look at Dustin Pedroia, who started 2007 with a rough start.  By this time last year, however, Dustin began playing much better baseball. By the end of the year, he had a World Series ring and a ROY award.

So can it happen to Jacoby? Can it happen to the Boston Red Sox two years in a row?  From the position as a loyal Red Sox fan of course it can! 

Standing back and looking at it from someone who enjoys the MLB, I have to say that it is too early to tell and there is too much baseball to play before a clear and concise decision can be made. 

It does seem, however, that Jacoby is off to a fine start and, if he can continue, he will capture the award.