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Kimbrel and Hellickson are ROYs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Trumbo was robbed.
  3. vicd

    vicd Active Member

    He would have won if it wasn't for the national media and their Rays bias.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Maybe if Trumbo reached base more often than Adam Dunn he'd have a case.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Beat me to it. Trumbo had a .291 OBP.

    He's the kind of guy who would have won in a landslide 20 years ago, but voters look beyond Triple Crown stats nowadays.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Fine, look beyond the Triple Crown stats to the fact the Angels were within 2.5 games on Sept. 7 solely due to Trumbo's offensive performance.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    If you're going to play that game, the Rays went 4-1 in Hellickson's September starts. They won the wild card by one game.
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    He wasn't even the best first baseman eligible.

    Trumbo -- 29 HR, 87 RBI, 65 R, 9 SB, .254/.291/.477/.768
    Hosmer -- 19 HR, 78 RBI, 66 R, 11 SB, .293/.334/.465/.799

    And keep in mind Hosmer played in 128 games compared to 149 for Trumbo. Hellickson's a good choice.
  9. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    My ballot...

    1. Hellickson
    2. Nova
    3. Hosmer
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Really? Trumbo was all the Angels had offensively?

    His OPS was three points ahead of both Torii Hunter and Peter Burjos, behind Howie Kendrick by about 40 points, and about 25 points ahead of Erick Aybar. So he was actually about the same as all the Angels' offensive leaders.
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    If Mark Trumbo wasn't a rookie fill-in, we'd be calling him a mediocre-at-best first baseman. Jeremy Hellickson was just a damned good pitcher.

    Trumbo's "rise" was surprising, but Hellickson's predicted excellence was greater.
  12. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Hellickson > Hosmer > Nova > Trumbo
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