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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
SweetSpot predictions: AL rookie of year

By David Schoenfield

Matt Moore
Matt Moore's dominant playoff performance last fall has set up high expectations for 2012.
I polled the SweetSpot blog network writers for all of their preseason award predictions. We'll start today with the AL rookie of the year voting results. Our cast of bloggers sees Tampa Bay's Matt Moore the favorite in a three-way race with Rangers' right-hander Yu Darvish and Mariners designated hitter Jesus Montero. Throw in Angels outfielder Mike Trout and a slew other rookies who may start the season in the majors or appear later in the year -- Yoenis Cespedes, Addison Reed, Danny Hultzen, Jarrod Parker, Jacob Turner among others -- and this has the potential to be one of the best rookie crops in years.

(Five points for first-place vote, three for second, one for third.)