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    NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Could it be a Red? You'd have to think, at this moment...the guys with the best shot of winning the NL ROY would be:

    Joey Votto
    Jay Bruce
    Geovany Soto
    Kosuke Fukodome
    Blake DeWitt
    Jair Jurrjens
    Hiroki Kuroda
    John Lannan
    Justin Upton (could be a factor, but hasn't played well as of late)

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Sorry, But Soto HAS to be at the top of the list right now, not Votto. Bruce would be 4th at this point, at best.
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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Bruce's stats are piling quick, he's almost got a third, and in some cases half, the stats that Soto and DeWitt have, in his only two weeks of games.

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Sorry, But Soto HAS to be at the top of the list right now, not Votto. Bruce would be 4th at this point, at best.
    I wasn't listing them in order, just the overall candidates.

    And I think Soto IS at the top of the list right now. But his overall stats are actually pretty comparable to Votto's.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 06-08-2008 at 08:56 PM.

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    I predict both Bruce and Votto will have better numbers than Soto at the end of the season but Soto will win the award because of the position and the team he plays on.
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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Long way to go. Soto struggling some of late and he takes off ever 4th or 5th game so less stats. I would think at year end bot Votto and Bruce would have a good shot. I'd put Soto there now, but dont' think it's going to hold where I do think Votto will continue and Bruce will be great!
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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    At the end of the year, I think it will be down to Soto or Bruce. May not be fair, but voters will choose Bruce over Votto from the Reds, meaning Votto will recieve a ton of 3rd/4th place votes.

    If I had to guess, I'd say Bruce. He's the most talented rookie, IMO.
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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Um, Edinson Volquez anyone?
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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Um, Edinson Volquez anyone?
    Is he eligible?

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    One of the announcers a night or two ago said no.

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Um, Edinson Volquez anyone?
    He doesn't qualify. He pitched for Texas in 2005, 2006, and 2007, accumulating enough innings that he isn't a rookie anymore.

    Edit: I believe you have to start the season with <50IP for it to be considered your rookie season, and Volquez started with something like 80 or so.
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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Is he eligible?
    No he isn't. 50 innings in the majors and you are no longer eligible.

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    How long are the Reds "in control" of Volquez?

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    How long are the Reds "in control" of Volquez?
    I think through 2012, provided arbitration goes ok? If my math is correct, he's first arbitration-eligible in 2010.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: NL Rookie of the Year 2008

    I guess you could consider Cueto a dark horse at 5-5 now and he's really on a roll. He'd have to kick it in, but when is the last time we had this many great youngsters.
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