Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi among AL Rookie of the Year finalists

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 09: Andrew Benintendi
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 09: Andrew Benintendi /
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BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 22: Trey Mancini (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 22: Trey Mancini (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) /

Trey Mancini

Trey Mancini had a remarkable season with the Baltimore Orioles.  He was one of the best hitters on his team this past season hitting .293/.338/.488.

Mancini homered 24 times this past season, which tied for second-most by an AL Rookie this season.

The Orioles haven’t had a rookie like Mancini for quite some time.  Mancini kind of came as a surprise to the team this season. Trey was drafted in the 8th-round in the 2014 MLB Draft and struggled that year in the minors.  So, it’s safe to say fans weren’t expecting much out of him.  Mancini wasn’t rated high on any prospects lists and there were many questions about him. Mancini proved any doubters wrong and became one of the Orioles’ best players this past season.

Out of all the finalists for the AL Rookie of the Year Award, Mancini was probably the most consistent through the season than anybody.  Mancini never really fell into a slump and stayed consistent through the season, unlike Benintendi and Judge.

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No matter where he places in the award, he should be happy with how he has done this season and fans should be excited about the future.