MLB Rookie of the Year Watch: The Final Stretch

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The Rookie of the Year race is barely locked in. The top rookies in baseball have a few weeks left to finish the season on a solid note.  They’ve battled all season long as they make their final case to contend for the outstanding award. In the meantime, it will be the last time we […] READ MORE


MLB Rookies Tighten Up Rookie of the Year Race

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MLB rookies are entering the dog days of the season. With the trade deadline come, the Rookie of the Year race continues to build up steam. Some of the award races looked like they had true front runners a month ago. But, a lot has changed since the All-Star break, as this particular award race […] READ MORE


American League Awards Check-In

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With nearly a third of the season complete, it is time to look at some of the major award races in the American League. Ranging from Most Valuable Player to Manager of the Year, each award race will be covered. There have been some surprises in the AL this season that could impact some of […] READ MORE


MLB Rookies Contending for Rookie of the Year

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MLB rookies this year are unique. The 2021 class features two surprising but older rookies who are both 28-years old. A few top outfield prospects from Randy Arozarena and Dylan Carlson continue to their mark in their respective leagues too. Expect this list to change throughout the season as Ke’Bryan Kayes returns from the IL […] READ MORE


Ichiro’s Rookie Season Was Like None Other In Baseball

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Ichiro’s rookie season was one of the best in MLB history. Before anyone witnessed his spectacular season, we have to go back to the mid-nineties. Ichiro, a 22-year old at the time, went on his first trip to the United States in 1995. He wasn’t even playing in the majors as he was playing for […] READ MORE


American League Rookie of the Year Dark Horses

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With only a few games remaining in this current MLB season, awards talk will ramp up. One of the hottest races will be the AL Rookie of the Year. Several names have remained constant throughout the year. However, a few players are making a case as serious Rookie of the Year contenders. Here, we’ll take […] READ MORE


LWOB 2020 MLB Awards Predictions

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The 2020 MLB season is officially underway as the New York Yankees took down the Washington Nationals 4-1 in a rain-shortened affair, and the Mookie Betts led Los Angeles Dodgers ran away from the San Francisco Giants 8-1. It will be interesting to see the Dodgers and Nationals throughout the season, as they both received […] READ MORE



MLB Midseason Awards: Writers’ Picks

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The 2017 baseball season has reached the half way point and discussion on who will walk away with individual hardware has already begun. Thirteen of the baseball minds here at Last Word on Baseball came together and voted for the players we feel deserve MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and Manager of the […] READ MORE


The Case for Gary Sanchez to Win AL Rookie of the Year

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Back in late July, the New York Yankees traded a bunch of veteran players and began calling up a number of their top prospects. One of these prized prospects was catcher Gary Sanchez. Since becoming an everyday player, Sanchez has posted a ridiculous .327/.399/.710 slash line as the Yankees made a late push towards a […] READ MORE