Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rookie of the Year Award

National League Rookie of the Year

Sal Moore proved that he was ready for the majors this season as he had one of the finest rookie campaigns in the National League. Moore got 11 out of the 32 votes this season. Moore led the National League in runs with 140, was tied for the league lead in doubles with 49 and lead the league in triples with 14. His 69 stolen bases was good for second best in the National League. The 24 year old rookie only has great thing ahead for him as he looks like one of the best players for the future of the league as he has a rare combation of power and speed that any team would love to have. Moore was a big reason for helping the Bucks enjoy there first playoff run this season.

American League Rookie of the Year

Ralph Middlebrook made a hugh jump from Double-A to the majors this season and pitched extreme well for the Highlanders this season. Middlebrook got 13 out of the 32 votes this season. Middlebrook won 17 games in his rookie campaign and ended the year going 6-0, with a 4.13, with only 20 walks against 40 strikeouts in his last 12 games during the season. Middlebrooke really looks like he might become a great pitcher in the future as this guy just doesn't know how to lose as he only lost 13 games during his three year stint in the minor leagues and now with only 3 losses during his rookie season as he may not always be a dominant every game but he will keep you team in every game.