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Rookie of the Year in NL- Way-Too-Early Look

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At the start of the 2021 season the odds came out from the sportsbooks as to who would win the Rookie of the Year in the National League. Lets take a way-too-early look at how these players are doing after about 7-8 games. We didn’t use all of them but just the top team or so in each league.




Ke’Bryan Hayes (Pittsburgh)   odds 7/2 –  plays third base for the Pirates and is 5’10” 205 lbs. and 24 yrs of age


Sixto Sanchez (Miami) odds  5/1  sent to Pensacola AA

Dylan Carlson (St. Louis) odds 7/1- Carlson is an outfielder for the Cardinals  (right and center) Dylan is 6’2″ and 205 lbs and 22 years of age. 22AB/3R/ 4H/ 1 2B/ 0 3B/ 3HR/ 9RBI/ 2BB/8K  .182AVE/ .269OBP/ .636SLG/ .906OPS

Ian Anderson (Atlanta) odds  15/2 – RHP for Braves 6’3″ 170 lbs. and 22 years old

0W/0L/1.80 ERA/1G/1GS/5IP/4H/1R/1ER/1HR/2BB/7K

Nick Lodolo (Cincinnati) odds 12/1
– LHP assigned to A ball Daytona

Cristian Pache (Atlanta) +1200 12/1 CF for the Braves is 6’2″ 216 lbs. and 22 yrs old.

6G/16AB/ 1R/2H /1 Dbl/ 0TRPL/ 0HR/ 0RBI/ 1BB/ 8K/.125Ave/.176OBP/.188SLG/.364OPS

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Joey Bart (San Francisco) odds  15/1  sent to alternate site
Oneil Cruz (Pittsburgh) odds 15/1 sent to alternate site
Spencer Howard (Philadelphia) odds 18/1 sent to minors

Tyler Stephenson (Cincinnati) odds  18/1 catcher for the Reds and is 6’4″ 250 lbs and 24 years old

3G/ 11AB/ 4R 5H/ 0DBL/ 0TRPL 1HR 2RBI 0BB 1K/ .455ave. .455obp/ .727slg 1.182 OPS

Ha-Seong Kim (San Diego) odds 18/1 played in one game with Tatis on the DL

Miguel Amaya (Chicago) odds 22/1 sent to alternate site
Seth Beer (Arizona) +2200 22/1 sent to minors

Mackenzie Gore (San Diego) odds 22/1 – LHP  for the Padres at 6’2″ and 297 lbs. and 22 years of age.

no stats yet in 2021.

Rookie of the Year stats are minimal as the season just began about a week ago. Many on this list are not on the major league roster, yet. Keep coming back as we will update this at the middle of each month until the completion of the season.

NEXT: is the American League look at the Rookie of the Year.


About the author– Tom Knuppel has been writing about baseball and sports for a few decades. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan he began with the blog CardinalsGM. Tom is a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers and the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. He also maintains the History of Cardinals website. More recently he has been busy at KnupSolutions and the primary writer of many sports at KnupSports and adds content at Sports 2.0. Tom is a retired High School English and Speech teacher and has completed over one hundred sportsbook reviews. He also can be followed on Twitter at tknup. Feel free to contact Tom at or on Facebook.

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