Dodger rookies owning it

Much of the talk about the Dodger rookies will be about the back to back to back rookie walk-off home runs this weekend but the Dodger rookies have been banging all year.

Player         WAR/pos Year Age  PA 2B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Alex Verdugo       2.5 2019  23 250 17  7  32 18 26 .302 .352 .489  .841
Will Smith         0.5 2019  24  24  1  3   6  2  6 .318 .375 .773 1.148
Kyle Garlick       0.4 2019  27  24  2  2   4  2  9 .318 .375 .682 1.057
Matt Beaty         0.2 2019  26  71  4  2  13  2 11 .333 .352 .478  .830
Rocky Gale        -0.2 2019  31  15  0  0   0  0  7 .133 .133 .133  .267

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/24/2019.
I didn’t realize that Rocky Gale was still considered a rookie given that it seems he’s been around a long time. He’s not banging, but everyone else is.  Alex Verdugo is now firmly in the ROY race. Alonso has a full one point fWAR lead on him but he also did that with 70 more plate appearances, and one guy is a 1st baseman, the other is a centerfielder so that gap may continue to close as the season progresses if Verdugo can continue to hit at this level while playing a plus center field.

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