Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez is Baseball America’s 2022 Main League Rookie of the 12 months, turning into the primary Mariner to ever win the award.
Rodriguez has hit .280/.342/.502 with 27 dwelling runs and 25 stolen bases for Seattle this yr. The 21-year-old’s energy and hitting capability has lengthy been hinted at by his glorious manufacturing throughout his minor league profession, however notably, he’s additionally gotten sooner and sooner. A median runner when he signed, Rodriguez adjusted to middle discipline late in his minor league profession. This yr, he turned the Mariners’ on a regular basis middle fielder whereas exhibiting plus-plus pace.
Rodriguez is the duvet topic of the subsequent challenge of Baseball America, which is able to embody tales on our Main League Participant of the 12 months, Minor League Participant of the 12 months, Minor League Pitcher of the 12 months and MLB Rookie of the 12 months, in addition to items on different gamers who got here near successful these awards.
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Baseball America picks one Rookie of the 12 months for all of Main League Baseball annually. Our Rookie of the 12 months is weighted closely towards manufacturing in a participant’s rookie season, however we additionally do try and barely weigh future potential as a part of the award as nicely.
Earlier winners embody Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter, Justin Verlander, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna.
A whole listing of Baseball America’s Rookie of the 12 months winners is included beneath.
|1989||Gregg Olson, RHP, Orioles|
|1990||Sandy Alomar Jr., C, Indians|
|1991||Jeff Bagwell, 1B, Astros|
|1992||Pat Listach, SS, Brewers|
|1993||Mike Piazza, C, Dodgers|
|1994||Raul Mondesi, OF, Dodgers|
|1995||Hideo Nomo, RHP, Dodgers|
|1996||Derek Jeter, SS, Yankees|
|1997||Nomar Garciaparra, SS, Pink Sox|
|1998||Kerry Wooden, RHP, Cubs|
|1999||Carlos Beltran, OF, Royals|
|2000||Rafael Furcal, SS/2B, Braves|
|2001||Albert Pujols, OF/3B/1B, Cardinals|
|2002||Eric Hinske, 3B, Blue Jays|
|2003||Brandon Webb, RHP, Diamondbacks|
|2004||Khalil Greene, SS, Padres|
|2005||Huston Road, RHP, Athletics|
|2006||Justin Verlander, RHP, Tigers|
|2007||Ryan Braun, 3B, Brewers|
|2008||Geovany Soto, C, Cubs|
|2009||Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates|
|2010||Jason Heyward, OF, Braves|
|2011||Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Rays|
|2012||Mike Trout, OF, Angels|
|2013||Jose Fernandez, RHP, Marlins|
|2014||Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox|
|2015||Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs|
|2016||Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers|
|2017||Aaron Decide, OF, Yankees|
|2018||Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH, Angels|
|2019||Pete Alonso, 1B, Mets|
|2020||Tony Gonsolin, RHP, Dodgers|
|2021||Jonathan India, 2B, Reds|
|2022||Julio Rodriguez, OF, Mariners|
With Historic Extension, Julio Rodriguez Cements His Place As Face Of The Mariners Franchise
For the Mariners, the choice to increase Rodriguez was apparent. Regardless of how difficult the deal turned, it was clear retaining him in Seattle for so long as doable was within the franchise’s greatest curiosity.