Why No Love For Colby Rasmus?

Posted: 17th November 2009 by Daniel Gettinger in MLB
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This Article Originally Appeared on Friar Forecast TheáRookie of the Year awards were announced yesterday. In the National League, Florida's Chris Coghlan won the award. He was followed by J.A. Happ, Tommy Hanson, and Andrew McCutchen. My personal picks, which I posted a few weeks ago, had McCutchen winning the award, with Hanson, and Colby Rasmus right behind him. á While much has already been written about the McCutchen-Coghlan debate, I was surprised to see that Rasmus, my third place pick, garnered such little support amongst actual voters. He received only one total point in the voting. I think the reason Rasmus was overlooked by the voters is that so much of his value comes from playing a premium position, playing good defense at that position, and running the bases well. á Ras ...

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