Sophomore Of The Year Awards

Every year, baseball honors some player (often undeserving) in each league for being the best rookie (ROY) and best pitcher (Cy Young) and player (MVP).

Alas, what of those players who show remarkable improvement during their second year in the league? Or those who break out in year two, rather than year one? These unheralded heroes go unheralded.

Alas, no more! This gallimaufry cannot stand!

Starting with the end of the 2010 baseball season, the Game of Inches blog (henceforth "GOI") will issue an annual and coveted "Sophomore of the Year" (SOY) award to the best player in his second major league season.

Sound off your early season favorites in the comments. Winners to be announced after the conclusion of the 2010 World Series!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Car-Go, Rasmus, and McCutchen are the obvious choices.

How about worst sophomores the year like Reimold, Blanks,and Fowler? All drafted by me in the same league unfortunately :(

Sexy Rexy said...

I vote for Gordan Beckham and Nolan Reimold in the AL and JA Happ and Randy Wells in the NL

The 'Bright' One said...

I agree we need a sophomore slump award. Although those players inevitably get recognized as come back player the very next year(see carlos beltran 2000 Soto 2009...)

Sexy Rexy said...

I was kidding TBO; instead of a rookie of the year award- an award given to the best rookie, DME wants to do a sophomore of the year award- an award given to the best sophomores. Not the best sophomore slumps.

The 'Bright' One said...

sorry for having a opinion of my own

Sexy Rexy said...

It's OK, I forgive you

Cubsfan4evr said...

Why don't we do both? I think SOY would be more intresting to see who we come up with, but both could be fun.