Friday, October 9, 2015

E-Rod Makes Baseball America's 2015 All-Rookie Team

(USAToday Sports)
Boston's rookie left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez was the only Carmine Hoser to make Baseball America's 2015 All-Rookie Team. Oddly, Mookie Betts (the FenwayNation Rookie Of The Year) was not mentioned among outfield candidates. The only other Red Sox rookie who was even referenced (although not picked for the team) was catcher Blake Swihart. Rodriguez finished his rookie campaign with a 10-6 record and a 3.85 ERA. The southpaw started 21 games for Boston after being called up from AAA Pawtucket in late May. He posted 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and a WHIP of 1.29. He will likely be a  mainstay in the 2016 Red Sox rotation. Congratulations, Eduardo!