Looking at a handful of stories today, it occurred to me that no one really has any idea who will win the American League Rookie of the Year award. I thought that Pineda was the somewhat obvious choice, but that isn't the case. There's a ton of people out there that think Trumbo should win and Hellickson -- who wasn't really on my radar -- might even be the favorite. The ESPN experts picks are instructive to get a sense of where the electorate might be. When the SB Nation bloggers voted, we ended up going Pineda-Hosmer-Hellickson.
And then there's Hos, who probably doesn't have enough support to win. However, if the vote gets really fractured, then maybe we see a weird result. We'll find out in a few hours.
- On Hosmer, the Rookie of the Year and why age matters | The Star's Blog on the Royals and Baseball
- ESPN's experts pick Jeremy Hellickson to win AL Rookie of Year - ESPN
- 2011 SB Nation Rookie of the Year Award Winners - Royals Review