July 25, 2021

1990 AL Rookies Of The Year: How Many Hall Of Famers? (MLB Trade Rumors)


After reviewing the careers of 1990s National League Rookies of the Year, let’s move over to the AL…

1990 – Sandy Alomar Jr., C, Indians:

  • Kevin Appier, John Olerud and Robin Ventura were among the rookies Alomar beat out for the award that year. While those players had better careers than Alomar, he did turn in a few solid seasons, including in 1990. He was a .290/.326/.418 hitter with 2.4 fWAR then. He wound up playing through 2007 and totaling 13.2 fWAR in almost 5,000 plate appearances.

1991 – Chuck Knoblauch, 2B, Twins:

  • The rookie version of Knoblauch was a capable contributor on a Twins team that won the World Series in 1991, when he batted .281/.351/.350 with 2.2 fWAR and 25 steals during the regular season and put up even better offensive numbers in the playoffs. Knoblauch made his first of four All-Star trips the next season, but he really came into his own from 1995-97. During that three-year span, Knoblauch trailed only Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza in…



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