When I made my award picks at the 1/3 mark, I had Jason Heyward as the NL Rookie of the Year.
And when I my made 1/2 way mark picks just this week, I had Cardinals pitcher Jamie Garcia as the rookie of the year.
And if the season ended today, he should be...
But don't you get the feeling that Heyward and Garcia are going to be in third place at best when all is said and done?
I am guessing Stephen Strasburg and Buster Posey will be battling this one out.
Stephen Strasburg (whose presence in the All Star Game may have boosted its ratings above "Worst Ever" territory) just kept doing what he does best last night in Florida.
6 shut out innings and 7 strikeouts lowering his ERA to 2.03, giving him a 4.86 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.02. He's struckout 68 batters in 48 2/3 innings.
And his ERA+ is 203.
Now I confess, I have no clue what ERA+ means, but it sounds good.