Whit Merrifield has become a fan sensation with a blistering start to his Major League career, hitting .320/.336/.461 in his first 30 games. He is currently second among American League rookies in WAR, according to Baseball-Reference, behind only Detroit's Michael Fulmer.
If Whit Merrifield - or fellow rookies Cheslor Cuthbert or Brett Eibner - garners Rookie of the Year votes, they certainly won't be the first Royals rookies to get recognition for their first season. Can you name the 27 rookies recognized for their performance? The year they received votes is below, with where they finished in voting.