Joey Votto has won the National League’s Rookie of the Month award for September. Now attention turns to the Rookie of the Year award. I’m not so sure why everyone assumes that Chicago catcher Geovany Soto should win:
Votto and the Cubs’ Soto are considered the two main contenders in Rookie of the Year voting, which has already been completed. Overall, Votto led all NL rookies with a .297 average and 24 home runs, and his 84 RBIs were second to Soto’s 86. Soto was second to Votto with a .285 average and 23 homers.