Last year's rookies final results and one last poll question

The +1 and +2 voting system worked well, and so I am going to trot it out one more time for a very different kind of poll/thought experiment (see below).

Our final results are as follows:

1. Mike Trout Outfielder Los Angeles Angels (83%)

2. Bryce Harper Outfielder Washington Nationals (100%)

3. Manny Machado Infielder Baltimore Orioles (47%)

4. Matt Moore, Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays (45%)

5. Yu Darvish, Pitcher Texas Rangers (48%)

6. Yoenis Cespedes, Outfielder Oakland A's (50%)

7. Andrelton Simmons, shortstop, Atlanta Braves (27%)

8. Matt Harvey, Pitcher New York Mets

9. Jarrod Parker, Pitcher Oakland A's (50%)

10. Jesus Montero, Catcher/dh Seattle Mariners (40%)

11, Yasmani Grandal, catcher, San Diego Padres (44%)

12. Yonder Alonso, First Base, San Diego Padres (32%)

13. Anthony Rizzo, First Base, Chicago Cubs (24%)

14, Devin Mesoraco, Catcher Cincinnati Reds (28%)

15a Will Middlebrooks, Third Base Boston Red Sox (22%) (53% runoff)

15(b) Todd Frazer, 3b/1b/of Cincinnati Reds (22%) (47% runoff)

17. Starling Marte, Outfield, Pittsburgh Pirates (31%)

18. Lance Lynn, Pitcher, St Louis Cardianls (27%) (58% runoff)

19. Anthony Gose, Outfielder, Toronto Blue Jays (38%)

20. Willin Rosario, Catcher, Colorado Rockies (32%)

hm Tom Milone, Pitcher, Oakland A's

hm Wade Miley, Pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks

hm Jean Segura, Shortstop, Milwaukee Brewers

Also getting some support were Erasmo Ramirez, Wei, Yin Chen, Zack Cozart, Addison Reed and Ryan Cook

Getting no support in their final time on the ballot were:


Dropped: players (but eligible for write in votes) Kelvin Hererra 0% (round 18), Mike Fiers 0% (round 19), Drew Smyly 0% (round 19), Michael Gonzalez 0% (round 19), Robbie Ross 0% (round 19), A.I Griffin 0% (round 20), Lucas Harrell 0% (round 20), David Cooper 0% (round 20), Norichika Aoki 0% (round 20), Randall Delgado 0% (honorable mention round)), Chris Carter 0% (honorable mention round), Jacob Turner 0% (honorable mention round)

Among players who were at least honorable mentions the A's were the only team with three players, the Padres and Reds each had two.

Now the final poll question. This is the fifth year we have been doing this poll. In that time we have seen some rookies who appeared to have long and productive careers in their future and put them at the top of our polls.

But, what if we truly had a rookie class for the ages with all ten players who have gotten ranked number one or nuber two in one of these polls over the past five years in the same stacked rookie class, Who would reign supreme?

What I am asking you to do is rate the following 10 players imagining that each of them had just completed their rookie year and that anything that happened to them subsequent to that isn't available to you (obviously that isn't an issue for Trout or Harper who in point of fact have not had anything happen after their rookie season).

You can use the same +1 and +2 system to rate your favorite and second favorite player of the group. In fact, if you want to go crazy feel free to use a +3 for your number 3 favorite of the group. But, again, consider only what they were coming out of their rookie year, not what happened to them subsequent to that.

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