The rookie crop in the American League Central Division is a little weak in rookies right now. The strongest prospects in the division are Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Lonnie Chisenhall, but they are still maturing in the minors.
Of the rookies that have been playing in the majors, most are struggling. None of the current players have made much of an impact on the Rookie of the Year race.
Here are the last four Rookie of the Year winners out of the AL Central:
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers - 2006
Angel Berroa, Kansas City Royals—2003
Carlos Beltran, Kansas City Royals—1999
Marty Cordova, Minnesota Twins—1995
Here are the ranks for the current players vying for the award.