- 11/12/2012, 08:31PM ET
Marlins Fan said 11/12, 08:31 PM
Bryce Harper shouldn't have won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award.
Harper had a nice rookie season. He hit .270 and got on base at a .340 clip. He also finished the season with 22 homers and 59 runs batted in.
Not spectacular numbers by any stretch, but nice enough. Nice, but not good enough to win the RoY, in my opinion.
Because Wade Miley should've won the award.
Miley went 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA for a Diamondbacks team that finished 81-81 and had a run scored/allowed differential of +46. Miley finished 5 games over .500 personally on an extremely mediocre team which wound up trading off some nice talent mid-season.
More Miley stats:
.255 BA allowed
Point being, Miley was a more critical piece of his team than was Harper.
Let's be honest: Harper won the award because everyone knows who he is. People recognize his eye black and his mohawk. We remember the SI cover stories from when Harper was just a 16 year old HS student.
We aren't as familiar with Miley.
But Miley's accomplishments were more impressive and meant more to his teams' chances at success.
Harper didn't deserve RoY.
Dyhard said 11/13, 01:23 AM
I disagree with you and say that Bryce Harper should have won the Rookie of the Year Award.
I think what hurt, and definitely should, Wade Miley, was that he pitched last season for eight games, seven starts and 40 innings. He posted a 4-2 record with a 4.50 ERA and an 89 ERA+. His WHIP was listed as 1.65. Not hardly anything that's impressive outside of an Arizona team that went 94-68 finishing first in the NL West.
This season, he was 16-11, 3.33 ERA and an ERA+ of 125 including that WHIP you mentioned.
On the other hand, you have Bryce Harper who didn't make an MLB appearance last season and had a rather impressive season. Plus, I think another additional advantage that can be tabbed on Harper's resume is that he only had about a year-and-a-half play before leaping all the way up to the show. Wade Miley made it up here with college play AND three years of playing in the minors.
Bryce Harper is the youngest player in the majors and was drafted right out of high school. Not only did he have a great season for a rookie, he barely had any time in the minors, no college baseball experience and did rather well in the majors. He deserves it.
Marlins Fan said 11/13, 11:47 PM
This topic blows and I don't have an argument for it at all.
Sorry, Dyhard. Hate to give up on you but I'm so pissed at Jeff Loria right now I can't even think straight.
I'm just gonna forfeit this stinkeroo and DC you for that other topic.
Sorry bro, you did good with your argument and you deserved better.
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