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na_na_na_na
05-02-2005, 05:40 PM
I've been thinking about how great the Guch has been since the start of the season and wondering how other rookies compared. I found this helpful list of rookies and there performance at espn.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/newcomers?year=2005&month=4).

My Top 5:

1)Tadahito Iguchi, CWS Tokyo, Japan 2B 30 .333, 9 RBI, 10 R, 3 SB 81AB
2)Cory Sullivan, Col Tulsa, OK CF 25 RBI, run .367, 2 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB 30AB
3)Huston Street, Oak Austin, TX RP 21 1-1, 2.84, 12.2 IP, 16 K
4)Pete Orr, Atl Richmond Hill, ON 2B 25 .289, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 9 R, 0SB 45AB
5)Jason Repko, LAD East Chicago, IN LF 24 .229, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB 48AB

Is it ever to early to start up the rookie of the year thread?

Rocklive99
05-02-2005, 05:45 PM
I'm disappointed that he hasn't been mentioned by some of the "experts" (why am I still listening to them?), and I hope MLB does not listen to them for help on deciding this (do the reporters vote on this one too?). If you're going to give the award to Ichiro, then you can't hold former Japanese play against Iguchi. It's similar to the HBP situation, if you're gonna call Crede back, you should do it to other calls like that

na_na_na_na
05-02-2005, 05:48 PM
Just found a guy i missed and deservers some mention

6) Andy Sisco, KC Steamboat Springs, CO RP 22 0-0, 1.00, 18.0 IP, 20 K

soxfan123
05-02-2005, 07:17 PM
What about clint barmes on colorado? He is doing amazingly, and he is on my fantasy team. I thought he was a rookie, but i could be wrong.

balke
05-02-2005, 07:43 PM
Sisco looks amazing out there. Barmes is a rookie I believe, and would be at the top of the list probably. There are probably some others that are technically rookies, like does this count as a rookie year for Blanton?

EDIT: I love Iguchi too though. I think he'll outlast Barmes, but that's up to the how Barmes plays. Iguchi is everywhere the ball is hit, and is really clutch. I love his play.

MUsoxfan
05-02-2005, 07:46 PM
I have a hard time accepting Iguchi as a rookie just as I had a hard time accepting Ichiro as a rookie or Shingo as a rookie. There should be some separate category for import players with tons of professional experience. With that being said, if Iguchi had a couple HR's you'd hear alot about him as a ROY candidate.

na_na_na_na
05-02-2005, 07:59 PM
The guys on the list are only the ones who made there debut in April. Late call ups from last year would be eligable for ROY status to.

buehrle4cy05
05-02-2005, 08:39 PM
I hate to agree with the MLB guys right now, but Gustavo Chacin was DOMINATING in April...and he's got a funky windup and glasses:tongue:

elrod
05-02-2005, 08:55 PM
Gustavo Chacin has got to be a contender. With the exception of one bad outing against the Yankees he's dominated. He's shutting down the Orioles as we speak.

kevingrt
05-02-2005, 08:58 PM
Gustavo Chacin has got to be a contender. With the exception of one bad outing against the Yankees he's dominated. He's shutting down the Orioles as we speak.

I gotta agree with you 100%. Chacin has been an absolute stud on paper and on television. I'd even put him ahead of Iguchi. But then could soon change. Rookies, especially pitchers, never seem to be able to put a whole season together. I have faith Tadahito will though!