American League Rookie of the Year rankings

Yordan Alvarez has been on fire since being called up to the big leagues. [Image Source: Flickr | Jayne]
Yordan Alvarez has been on fire since being called up to the big leagues. [Image Source: Flickr | Jayne]

Yordan Alvarez leads the way despite only being in the big leagues for two months.

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What a day it was for Yordan Alvarez (and the Astros as a whole) in their 23-2 shellacking of the Orioles on Saturday.

Alvarez clobbered another three home runs to continue what has been an awe-inspiring two months at the major league level. According to CBS Sports, he became the first Houston player since Carlos Lee in 2007 to hit three homers in a regular season game.

Here are the current AL Rookie Year of the rankings through games played on August 10. Remember this is not a prediction of where I believe they will finish the season in voting, but rather how I would place them if voting were to take place today.

1

Yordan Alvarez, DH/LF - Astros

It has been a magical two-month run for Alvarez since making his MLB debut on June 9. His numbers for that brief a time are staggering: .353 average, 1.175 OPS, 17 homers, 51 RBIs. His numbers are so incredible that he’s the favorite despite just 192 plate appearances so far.

2

Brandon Lowe, 2B - Rays

MLB.com reported that Lowe has been making strides in his recovery and will hopefully take part in rehab games soon as a bruised right shin has shelved him since July 3. It unfortunately forced him to miss the All-Star Game. He has hit 16 home runs, 17 doubles, and posted an .862 OPS all while making just three errors at second base.

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