AL Rookie of the Year Award: Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox

This is a tough one to judge as there are so few players to choose from.

If I had to bet that there’s one award that I’m either off on or will absolutely change by the end of the season, it will be this one. There are other players on the radar to watch, like Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Sanchez and Devon Travis, these two are contributing and either could win the award at the end of the year.

Houston Astros top prospect, Carlos Correa, cannot be denied his star potential either.  Other rookie pitchers in the league like Carlos Rodon of the White Sox, Nate Karns of the Rays, and Chi Chi Gonzalez of the Rangers, any of them could go on a run and take it.  But Eduardo Rodriguez is 4-2 in 7 starts with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP while averaging 7.8 K/9 innings.

Second half players to watch: All mentioned above.


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