National League Rookie Of the Year Race. Can Ike Davis Win?
The National League is stacked with rookies this year. There are a lot of candidates that can win this award. The remaining 60 games will determine this.
15. Jon Jay
Jon Jay is batting .378 with 3 homeruns and 13 rbi. I have him so low because he doesn't have nearly as many plate apperances as other rookies. Also, he wasn't that high of a prospect for the Cardinals. This could just be a nice hot streak he is having.
14. Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson has been great so far. He has 4 homeruns with 21 rbi while batting .341. Again, I have him low because other rookies have 300 plate apperances and he only has 132.
13. Ian Desmond
Desmond is batting .257 but does have 7 homeruns and 45 rbi. If he keeps it up, he's on pace for 70 rbi.
12. Madison Bumgarner
Bumgarner only has 7 starts. That's why he is 12th. He is doing great though. He is 4-3 with a 2.70 era while destroying lefties with a .159 BAA.
11. Jon Niese
Niese has been nice. Coming into the season he was the number 5 starter for the mets. He's had 19 starts with a 7-5 record. His era is 3.78 even though he got rocked yesterday by Arizona.
10. Starlin Castro
Starlin Castro doesn't have power, but he does hit for average. This rookie is batting .303 with 3 homeruns and 31 rbi.
9. Neil Walker
Neil Walker has been great for a bad Pirates team. He doesn't hit for that much power either but he is hitting .301 with 5 homeruns and 26 rbis.
8. Dave Freese
Freese has been on the DL, but before that he was great. He has 4 homeruns with 36 rbi and batting .296. He is expected to return mid August.
7. Gaby Sanchez
Sanchez is a player who can win this award. He is batting .288 with 12 homeruns and 49 rbis. The last 50 or so games will determine where is finishes in this race.
6. Ike Davis
As a die hard mets fan, I would love for Ike to win this award. He needs to raise his low average. He's batting .248 with 15 homeruns and 53 rbi. He's also a pretty good defensive first baseman.
5. Jason Heyward
Heyward could have possibly won this award if he wasn't hurt in early July. He's batting .270 with 11 homeruns and 50 rbi. He still has a shot if he stays hot.
4. Mike Leake
Leake has kind of fallen apart in June and July but he is 7-2 with a 3.57 era. He could have a shot if other rookie pitchers fall apart late in the season.
3. Buster Posey
Posey has been tearing the cover off the ball. He has 8 homeruns with 34 rbis. He is also batting .350. A huge favorite to win this award.
2. Stephen Strasburg
Strasburg has lived up to the hype. He is 5-2 in 9 starts with a 2.32 era. He has 75 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings. He keeps this up he is going to win some Cy Young awards in his career.
1. Jaime Garcia
Jaime Garcia has to be the favorite. He is 9-4 with a 2.33 era. He also has 20 starts this year, 11 more than Strasburgh. If Garcia keeps this up, he'll win the National League Rookie of the year and possibly 15 games.