Why the ’12-win’ Phantom Fork is just a ‘candidate’…NL Rookie of the Year is Carroll? He even wrote the ML Rookie of the Year ‘first’.

Why the ’12-win’ Phantom Fork is just a ‘candidate’…NL Rookie of the Year is Carroll? He even wrote the ML Rookie of the Year ‘first’.

Senga Kodai (New York Mets) has been a top-notch pitcher in his first season in the majors, but there’s a reason why the title of National League Rookie of the Year belongs to Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks). Carroll, who has already earned the title of Rookie of the Year, now has the distinction of being the first.

Carroll started in right field and batted leadoff for the Diamondbacks against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 21 and went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs, three runs scored, and two stolen bases.

Carroll is a former “top prospect” who was selected by Arizona with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Carroll got his first big league call-up at the end of last season, and he proved that he can play at the major league level, hitting .260 with four home runs, 14 RBIs, 13 runs scored, and an .830 OPS in 32 games. And this year, his potential is exploding.

Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images Korea

Senga Kodai, New York Mets./Getty Images

Through 21 games, Carroll is hitting .286 with 25 home runs, 73 RBI, 109 runs scored, 50 doubles, and a .874 OPS in 147 games. After missing out on Rookie of the Year honors last year, Carroll has a very real chance to win the National League Rookie of the Year award this year. In fact, it’s safe to say that it’s a title he’ll only win once.

Carroll currently ranks second in the National League in stolen bases (50) behind Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 67), 10th in batting average (.363), 10th in on-base percentage (.518), 9th in OPS (.874), and 17th in hits (152), putting up numbers that rival the best in the game. That’s a lot for a player in his second year in the majors.

Senga Kodai, who signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets prior to this season, earned his 12th win with a quality start (six innings or less) 온라인바카라 against the Miami Marlins on April 21, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts in six innings.

While Senga has been tremendous in his 28 starts, going 12-7 with a 2.96 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 161 1/3 innings pitched, tied for seventh in wins (12), second in ERA (2.93) and tied for seventh in strikeouts (194), there is a very good chance that Carroll will be named Rookie of the Year.

Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks./Getty Images

Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks./Getty Images Korea

Carroll also had a major league “first” in game 21. Carroll led off the first inning with a single to center field off San Francisco starter Logan Webb, then stole second base when Ketel Marte struck out, picking up his 49th stolen base of the season and coming home on Christian Walker’s RBI single.

His presence exploded in his second at-bat. With the bases loaded in the third inning, Carroll singled off Webb, this time to left field. She stole second base again, took third on an error, and scored her second run of the day on a Tommy Pham grounder.

Carroll completed his 50th stolen base of the season in his second at-bat, and in his third at-bat, he lined a single to right field to give him a three-hit game, a first for him in his fourth at-bat of the seventh inning. With Arizona leading 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Carroll lined a low, body-diving slider from San Francisco reliever Ryan Walker.

Carroll’s pitch reached a whopping 103.2 mph (166.1 km/h) and traveled 403 feet (122.8 meters) before sailing over the right field fence for a solo home run. His 25th home run of the season. With this home run, Carroll achieved a major league “first. He hit 25 homers and 50 steals in his rookie season.

Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks./Getty Images Korea

Prior to Carroll, there were eight players who had 25-homer, 50-steal seasons: Rickey Henderson, Eric Davis, Joe Morgan, Cesar Cedeno (twice), Barry Bonds, Ryne Sandberg, Hanley Ramirez, and Ronald Acuna Jr. Carroll became the ninth player in major league history and the 13th rookie to do so.

Later in the day, Arizona defeated San Francisco 7-1 to extend its winning streak to five games and clinch the second wild-card spot in the National League. If Arizona makes the postseason this year, Carroll will have a big stake in it.

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