To celebrate the conclusion of another baseball season, we here at Indians Prospect Insider have decided to give out our picks for the major awards. In the coming days, IPI will be rolling out our picks for AL/NL MVP, AL/NL Cy Young Award, Most Valuable Indian, and Least Valuable Indian.
Previous awards: AL Rookie of the Year
IPI writers Charlie Adams, Jeff Ellis, Tony Lastoria, Sean Mahon, Adam McGavin, Stephanie Metzger, Steve Orbanek, Jim Pete, Andrew Zajac, and yours truly all voted on these awards. Not all of them supplied write-ups, but those who did are listed below.
When it comes to the NL Rookie of the Year award, one name jumps out: Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Plenty of this is due to the hype surrounding the 2010 first overall pick, but Harper did go out and play well in 2012. At an age where prospects are typically in A-ball, Harper played 139 games at the big league level, posting a .270/.340/.477 slash line, hitting 22 home runs, stealing 18 bases, and scoring 98 runs while knocking in 59. Harper also managed a 4.9 fWAR, the highest among NL rookies. Read More…
From Indians Prospect Insider, October 7, 2012