Danny Espinosa Is Making A Strong Push For The NL Rookie Of The Year

The Washington Nationals may have gotten snubbed in the MLB All-Star voting, but I can't see that happening when it's time to vote for the NL Rookie Of The Year.

Rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa is the clear cut leader in my opinion and threatening to runaway with the award. When you see his body of work compared to the other rookies he stands out and the numbers back me up as well.

The only thing that was really hurting him at all was his batting average, but it's been climbing in the past few weeks. His range at second base is almost limitless and his glove is second to none.

Here is a look at where he stands compared to the other rookies and I'm going to include AL players as well.

  • #1 Home Runs 16
  • #1 RBI's 52
  • #3 Hits 79
  • #9 Batting Average .249
  • #1 Stolen Bases 11
  • #2 Tied Doubles 15
  • #1 Triples 4
  • #1 Slugging % .473
  • #2 OPS .826

His fielding percentage is .986 which is #3 among all NL players and #7 in all of MLB. Click the play button below to hear more thoughts on why Danny Espinosa will win the NL Rookie Of The Year Award!

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