Rookie of the Year:
NL: Trevor Story, SS, Colorado Rockies
This one probably won’t garner much debate because Story was absolutely on fire this week at the plate. Chase Field isn’t necessarily the easiest place to hit home runs, but Story made it look easy all series long.
Story became the first player since 1900 to open his career with a home run in each of his first three games, according to Elias. He even got off to a hot start on Opening Day as he clocked two home runs.
“It’s just kind of surreal right now,” he said via ESPN. “It’s hard to explain. I can’t really put words to it.”
Now heading back home to Coors Field, the ultimate hitter’s paradise, Story will look to continue his hot streak.
Honorable Mentions: Corey Seager
AL: Tyler White, 1B, Houston Astros
White, 25, is off to a solid start at the plate as he is 3-for-5 with a double (through Wednesday) in his first series as a major leaguer. On Thursday in New York, he also collected his first MLB home run.
He was able to get into the starting lineup on Wednesday and went 2-for-4 in his first start along with collecting his first hit in a pinch hit opportunity on Tuesday, which was Opening Day for the Astros.
White was the first Astros player to record his first major-league hit on opening day since James Mouton in 1994. It is obviously very early, but right off the bat, White was one to catch the eye with his performance at Yankee Stadium.
Honorable Mentions: Joey Rickard