Monday, November 12, 2007
Pedroia/Braun Win ROY's
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun won the Rookie of the Year Awards for their respective leagues. After only batting .182 through April, the Red Sox believed that Pedroia still had major league skills. And they were right. Dustin finished the season batting .317, the highest average by a rookie 2B'man in history.
As for Braun, a May call-up didn't affect his swing at all, batting a monstrous .324 with 34 HR, 97 RBI, and 15 SB's. Quite amazing numbers when you take into consideration that he did this in only 451 at-bats, by far the least of any 30 HR hitters this year.
Congratulations to Dustin Pedroia and Ryan Braun.