July 28, 2021

Rookie of the Year: Nominations open (AZ Snakepit)

Posting this earlier, since I think this afternoon/evening will likely be dominated by whatever non-tender decisions the Diamondbacks make later in the day. At least with this category, we have some fairly standard qualifications to help us narrow down the field a bit. We use the same limitations on rookie as the BBWAA does in their voting. In order to be a rookie, a player must have:

  • Fewer than 130 at bats or.
  • Fewer than 50 innings pitched.
  • Fewer than 45 days on the active roster, excluding time on the disabled list, in military service, or time when the rosters are expanded (currently after September 1.

However, we still have some work to do. Because Baseball-Reference.com tells us that there were sixteen different rookies used by the D-backs this year.

  • Taylor Clarke
  • Stefan Crichton
  • Kevin Cron
  • Jon Duplantier
  • Zac Gallen
  • Kevin Ginkel
  • Merrill Kelly
  • Domingo Leyba
  • Tim Locastro
  • Yoan Lopez
  • Joel Payamps
  • Josh Rojas
  • Jimmie Sherfy
  • Ildemaro Vargas
  • Christian Walker
  • Alex Young

That’s slightly more than the median (13.5), though is a sharp uptick on what it has been. During the three years under Mike Hazen, the number of rookies per season increased from seven in 2017, to nine last…

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