Senga Kodai (New York Mets) has been a top-notch pitcher in his first season in the majors, but there’s a reason why the title of National League Rookie of the Year belongs to Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks). Carroll, who has already earned the title of Rookie of the Year, now has the distinction of being the first.
Carroll started in right field and batted leadoff for the Diamondbacks against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 21 and went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs, three runs scored, and two stolen bases.
Carroll is a former “top prospect” who was selected by Arizona with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Carroll got his first big league call-up at the end of last season and proved he could make it in the big leagues, hitting .260 with four home runs, 14 RBIs, 13 runs scored and a .830 OPS in 32 games. And his potential is exploding this year.
Through 147 games, Carroll is batting .286 with 25 doubles, 73 home runs, 109 RBI, 50 runs scored, and a .874 OPS through 21 games. After missing out on Rookie of the Year honors last year, Carroll has a very real chance to win the National League Rookie of the Year award this year. In fact, it’s safe to say that it’s a title he’ll only win once.
Carroll currently ranks second in the National League in stolen bases (50) behind Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 67), 10th in batting average (.363), 10th in on-base percentage (.518), 9th in OPS (.874), and 17th in hits (152), putting up numbers that rival the best in the game. That’s a lot for a player in his second year in the majors. 메이저사이트
Senga, who signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets prior to this season, earned his 12th win with a quality start (six innings or less) against the Miami Marlins on April 21, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts in six innings.
While Senga has been tremendous in his 28 appearances, going 12-7 with 194 strikeouts in 161⅓ innings pitched, tied for seventh in wins (12), second in ERA (2.96) and tied for seventh in strikeouts (194), there is a very good chance that Carroll will be named Rookie of the Year.