By: Ted Rivera
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My pick and many other people's pick for American League Rookie of the year is Miguel Andújar. One thing about Miguel Is that the man can hit , and hit consistently at the major league level. He leads American League Rookies with 21 HRs , 72 RBI and a .303 batting. He also is posting a .333 OBP(On Base Percentage) and a .529 Slugging Percentage.
Andujar is only 23 so this seems like a very promising situation along with his rookie teammate Gleyber Torres. Andujar brings a lot of power with serious bat control to the plate and clearly he can produce on the offensive side. Andujar also carries 37 Doubles this year which is 4th in the American League. He was June AL rookie of the month in which he played 25 games With .264 Average, .302 On Base %, and .560 Slugging %. When playing Third Base on the field Miguel has a Fielding percentage of 94% and is accountable for 13 errors on the year , which isn't too bad although I'm sure he would like to see improvement on that in the future.
Andujar seems like the real deal and the future for the Yankees at Third Base. The Yankee seem like they have their eyes set on the Division still and once Judge comes back that will be the boost they need. Let see if Miguel Andujar can help the Yankees grasp a playoff berth , and show more evidence why He's the American League rookie of the year. As well as possibly showing us in the future what he can do to help win a Championship.