posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 05:25 PM
Originally posted by 29MV29
However, if a 28 year old rookie MLB player finally makes the pros and is making an impact on their team, by all means he should be included in the
I see what you are saying also, but in Matsui's case, in reality he isn't "finally making the pros", he is simply going from one pro league (Japan) to
a different professional league (MLB). Thats the point I am trying to make, Matsui is technically in his seventh pro season.
Originally posted by Benwhat other rookies are playing well enough to earn the Rookie of the year?
Its too early to say now, but there are quite a few of rookies starting and making an impact on teams that are seeing professional pitchers for the
first time (unlike pro Japanese players).
You have Mark Teixeira in Texas, Brandon Phillips in Cleveland, Marlon Byrd in Philly, Joe Thurston in LA to name a few plus a handful of pitchers.