2010 AL Rookie of the Year
The 2010 Major league Baseball is here and one of the more exciting things to watch is the young players that are coming up through systems. At the end of the year a rookie of the year will be crowned and scouting the players now will get a sports bettor value when betting on the wager and deciding who will get the award. This article will cover some of the top players that may win the award.
Brian Matusz (Baltimore Orioles)
This kid is a solid starting pitcher and the Orioles have already tabbed him as a starter. He is the favorite to win the award because unlike other rookies he will start the year off in the major leagues and he will be able to put up numbers towards the award right away. He already leads the Orioles in wins with two and his on his way to a stellar campaign.
Neftali Feliz (Rangers)
Don’t look now but the Rangers have some pitching. The Rangers usually a team with no pitching has one of the best young hurlers in the game. In 31 relief innings late last season, Feliz burned 39 hitters with his 98-100 mph fastball and allowed just 13 hits. They started him off in the bullpen and he has responded well. He already has one win and two saves on the short season and will get a few votes when all is said and done.
Austin Jackson (Detroit)
This youngster has speed and a great offensive skill set. The Tigers were looking for a perfect leadoff candidate and they got him in Jackson. He is already making plenty of contact and getting on base which will only increase the run production. He is hitting 307 and has 3 swipes on the year so far with 12 runs scored. If Detroit does well he will get some votes too.
There are plenty of other names out there for this award and that is the problem when it comes to betting on the rookie of the year. Unless someone comes out and absolutely blows away the field it turns into a toss up. There are a slew of players up for the award and plenty of others that may compete if they get the call to the show. Betting on a player to win the American league rookie of the year may be fun, but not always profitable. I would stick with the favorites for this wager.