Sunday, October 16, 2016

TGP Awards: Yankees Rookie of the Year for 2016

Ladies and gentleman we are back with the TGP Awards and I’m your host, Daniel Burch. We have a great show lined up for you today and have already given out a big award in the MVP Award. Yeah that might be a little bit backwards to give out a big award first but we like to grab your attention early and often, sue me. We continue this award show with the TGP Award for the Yankees Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. You know the nominees, now onto the winner.

Was it ever any question? Gary Sanchez! El Gary Sanchez. The Kraken. Gary Sanchez!

Gary Sanchez was the Yankees second most valuable position player in 2016 according to Baseball Reference and their WAR stat despite only playing in a third of the team’s games. Sanchez, at 23-years old mind you, finished the season with a .299/.376/.657 triple slash with 20 home runs and 42 RBI in just 229 plate appearances. Sanchez could win the MLB Rookie of the Year Award as well, that’s how good he was for the Yankees in a short spurt this season.

The Yankees went 31-25 with Sanchez in the lineup which roughly breaks out to a 91 win season if they kept up that pace all season long instead of the 84 wins the team was able to muster with and without him this season. I gave him considerable consideration for that reason alone for the team’s MVP Award but I couldn’t give it to him after just 56 games. I feel perfectly comfortable giving him the Rookie of the Year Award though and I did just that.

Congratulations to Gary on the award. We’ll be right back. 

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