Major League Baseball’s Top Rookies of 2013 (Batting)

Yasiel Puig, Evan Gattis, J.B. Shuck and Wil Myers Are the Top Hitting Rookies of 2013

Yasiel Puig, Evan Gattis, J.B. Shuck and Wil Myers Are the Top Hitting Rookies of 2013

“As we enter the home stretch of the 2013 MLB season, both the NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards are still far from decided. That’s a far cry from last season, when Mike Trout essentially had the AL honor locked up by midseason, and Bryce Harper was the safe bet to win the NL award.”

So says Bleacher Report‘s Joel Reuter – and he’s right.

There are a handful of rookies to choose from in both leagues, and from both the batting and pitching pools.

Today, take a look at the batting leaders first from the National and then from the American League.

The Los Angeles DodgersYasiel Puig has been talked about all year, is the favorite still and he’s got the goods to back it up (I mean, look at the averages). But there are others to choose from. How about the Atlanta BravesEvan Gattis? He leads all major league rookies in home runs and RBI.

As for the American League, two batters stand out amongst the rest: Los Angeles Angels‘ left fielder J.B. Shuck and Tampa Bay Rays‘ right fielder Wil Myers.

And we haven’t even gotten to the pitchers yet. That’s tomorrow.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

GAMES 139 Adeiny Hechavarria SS Miami Marlins
  135 Pete Kozma SS St. Louis Cardinals
  129 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
         
AB 512 Adeiny Hechavarria SS Miami Marlins
  459 Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies
  447 Jedd Gyorko 2B San Diego Padres
         
RUNS 62 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  60 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
  57 Jedd Gyorko 2B San Diego Padres
         
HITS 123 Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies
  118 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  116 Adeiny Hechavarria SS Miami Marlins
  112 Jedd Gyorko 2B San Diego Padres
  109 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
         
DOUBLES 26 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
  26 Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies
  25 Jedd Gyorko 2B San Diego Padres
  22 Anthony Rendon 2B Washington Nationals
  21 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  20 Juan Lagares CF New York Mets
         
TRIPLES 7 Adeiny Hechavarria SS Miami Marlins
  4 Marcell Ozuna RF, CF Miami Marlins
  4 Juan Lagares CF New York Mets
  4 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
  4 Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies
         
HOME RUNS 20 Evan Gattis C, LF Atlanta Braves
  19 Jedd Gyorko 2B San Diego Padres
  17 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
         
RBI 59 Evan Gattis C, LF Atlanta Braves
  51 Jedd Gyorko 2B San Diego Padres
  50 Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies
  45 Matt Adams 1B St. Louis Cardinals
         
BB 33 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  32 Pete Kozma SS St. Louis Cardinals
  31 Didi Gregorius SS Arizona Diamondbacks
  30 Anthony Rendon 2B Washington Nationals
  30 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
         
SB 12 A.J. Pollock CF Arizona Diamondbacks
  11 Adeiny Hechavarria SS Miami Marlins
  11 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
         
AVG* .332 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  .316 Scooter Gennett 2B Milwaukee Brewers
  .285 Josh Satin 1B, 3B New York Mets
         
OBP* .401 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  .383 Josh Satin 1B, 3B New York Mets
  .360 Christian Yelich LF Miami Marlins
         
SLG* .546 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  .492 Scooter Gennett 2B Milwaukee Brewers
  .484 Darin Ruf 1B, RF, LF Philadelphia Phillies
         
OPS* .948 Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
  .846 Scooter Gennett 2B Milwaukee Brewers
  .842 Darin Ruf 1B, RF, LF Philadelphia Phillies

AMERICAN LEAGUE

GAMES 129 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  126 Conor Gillaspie 3B Chicago White Sox
  120 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
         
AB 409 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
  388 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  379 Conor Gillaspie 3B Chicago White Sox
         
RUNS 56 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
  46 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  41 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
         
HITS 121 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
  106 Jose Iglesias SS, 3B Boston Red Sox / Detroit Tigers
  96 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  96 Conor Gillaspie 3B Chicago White Sox
         
DOUBLES 20 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
  18 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  18 Nick Franklin 2B Seattle Mariners
  17 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  17 David Lough RF Kansas City Royals
         
TRIPLES 6 Brad Miller SS Seattle Mariners
  4 David Lough RF Kansas City Royals
  3 Aaron Hicks CF Minnesota Twins
         
HOME RUNS 13 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  13 Oswaldo Arcia LF, RF Minnesota Twins
  12 Nick Franklin 2B Seattle Mariners
  12 Conor Gillaspie 3B Chicago White Sox
         
RBI 49 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  44 Nick Franklin 2B Seattle Mariners
  41 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  39 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
  37 Oswaldo Arcia LF, RF Minnesota Twins
  35 Conor Gillaspie 3B Chicago White Sox
         
BB 37 Nick Franklin 2B Seattle Mariners
  33 Conor Gillaspie 3B Chicago White Sox
  30 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
         
SB 17 Jonathan Villar SS Houston Astros
  11 Brandon Barnes CF Houston Astros
  9 Aaron Hicks CF Minnesota Twins
         
AVG* .310 Jose Iglesias SS, 3B Boston Red Sox / Detroit Tigers
  .300 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  .296 J.B. Shuck LF Los Angeles Angels
         
OBP* .363 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  .357 Jose Iglesias SS, 3B Boston Red Sox / Detroit Tigers
  .354 Jonathan Villar SS Houston Astros
         
SLG* .497 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  .428 Oswaldo Arcia LF, RF Minnesota Twins
  .405 David Lough RF Kansas City Royals
  .402 Brad Miller SS Seattle Mariners
         
OPS* .860 Wil Myers RF Tampa Bay Rays
  .751 Jose Iglesias SS, 3B Boston Red Sox / Detroit Tigers
  .734 Oswaldo Arcia LF, RF Minnesota Twins

Statistics sourced from mlb.com as of the date of this post (about a week to go for the season). I’ll update the final numbers at the end of the season.

* For the averaged statistics, I used the minimum 130 at bats required to be eligible for Rookie of the Year.

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Posted on September 20, 2013, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How is Scooter Gennett of Milwaukee not up for an award. This young man is the next Dustin Pedroia. Love this kid!!!! All guts and plays at 110% all the time

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