Award Non-rookie 4th Place in Rookie of the Year Voting
|Geovany Soto, Chicago Cubs||31||1||158|
|Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds||1||21||8||76|
|Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta Braves||6||16||34|
|Edinson Volquez*, Cincinnati Reds||3||9|
|Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds||7||7|
|Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago Cubs||1||1||4|
See that little table just above here? That’s the results of the 2008 Rookie of the Year voting, as performed by the Baseball Writers of America. The writers did manage to get the top two correct, as there was no doubt the Cubs Geovany Soto was the best rookie, with the Reds Joey Votto a close second. Congratulations to both of those players who had breakout years in the bigs.
However, see that little asterisk next to the name of Edinson Volquez in fourth? That’s there because he wasn’t even a rookie! It’s really nice to see the writers doing their best to ensure that criticism of their intelligence and voting ability has no basis in baseball blogs. Maybe they can follow this up by voting for Babe Ruth for Cy Young.