AL ROY Mistake
Jeremy Hellickson won the Jackie Robinson AL Rookie of the year, yesterday. He got 17 out of 28 first place votes. Mark Trumbo came in second with 5 first place votes. Eric Hosmer came in third with 4 first place votes,and last but not least Ivan Nova came in fourth with 1 first place vote.
To my understanding, I believe that it was a terrible choice to pick Hellickson. Here would be my order:Mark Trumbo,Ivan Nova, then Jeremy Hellickson, and last Eric Hosmer.
Let’s see who was the better pitcher: Hellickson ERA 2.95 W-L 13-10 Strikeouts 117.
Ivan Nova: ERA 3.70 W-L 16-4 Strikeouts 98.
But now remember, who had 14 straight regular season wins? Ivan Nova would have probably had at least 20 wins if he didn’t get sent down.
So I think Nova is better.