Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year Award

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Pacific Coast League
Rookie of the Year Award
Awarded for Pacific Coast League's Regular Season Rookie of the Year
Country United States
First awarded 1998
Currently held by Alex Dickerson

The Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best rookie player in minor league baseball's Pacific Coast League. Managers from the 16 Pacific Coast League teams and media representatives in each city across the league vote for the winner of the award.[1] In 1998, Jeremy Giambi won the first ever Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year Award.

Second basemen, with 3 winners, have won the most among infielders, followed by first basemen and shortstops (2) and third basemen (1). One player who won the award was a pitcher. Nine outfielders have won the award, the most of any position. Four were center fielders, three were left fielders, and two were right fielders.

Four players from the Tucson Sidewinders/Reno Aces have been selected for the Rookie of the Year Award, more than any other teams in the league, followed by the Salt Lake Stingers/Bees (3); the Calgary Cannons/Albuquerque Isotopes (2); the Omaha Royals/Golden Spikes and Tacoma Rainiers (2); and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, El Paso Chihuahuas, New Orleans Zephyrs, Portland Beavers, and Sacramento River Cats (1).

Four players from the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball (MLB) organization have won the Rookie of the Year Award, more than any other, followed by the Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization (3); the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Mariners organizations (2); and the Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics organizations (1).

Key

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Denotes player who is still active
Position Indicates the player's primary position

Winners

Howie Kendrick, 2006 PCL Rookie of the Year
Year Winner Team Organization Position Ref
1998 Giambi, JeremyJeremy Giambi Omaha Royals Kansas City Royals Left fielder [2]
1999 Quinn, MarkMark Quinn Omaha Golden Spikes Kansas City Royals Right fielder [3]
2000 Rolison, NateNate Rolison Calgary Cannons Florida Marlins First baseman [4]
2001 Burroughs, SeanSean Burroughs Portland Beavers San Diego Padres Third baseman [5]
2002 Quinlan, RobbRobb Quinlan Salt Lake Stingers Anaheim Angels Left fielder [6]
2003 Crosby, BobbyBobby Crosby Sacramento River Cats Oakland Athletics Shortstop [7]
2004 Burke, ChrisChris Burke New Orleans Zephyrs Houston Astros Second baseman [8]
2005 Hernández, FélixFélix Hernández^ Tacoma Rainiers Seattle Mariners Pitcher [9]
2006 Kendrick, HowieHowie Kendrick^ Salt Lake Bees Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Second baseman [10]
2007 Balentien, WladimirWladimir Balentien^ Tacoma Rainiers Seattle Mariners Right fielder [11]
2008 Whitesell, JoshJosh Whitesell^ Tucson Sidewinders Arizona Diamondbacks First baseman [12]
2009 Young, Jr., EricEric Young, Jr.^ Colorado Springs Sky Sox Colorado Rockies Second baseman [13]
2010 Bourjos, PeterPeter Bourjos^ Salt Lake Bees Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Center fielder [14]
2011 Cowgill, CollinCollin Cowgill^ Reno Aces Arizona Diamondbacks Center fielder [15]
2012 Eaton, AdamAdam Eaton^ Reno Aces Arizona Diamondbacks Center fielder [16]
2013 Owings, ChrisChris Owings^ Reno Aces Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop [17]
2014 Pederson, JocJoc Pederson^ Albuquerque Isotopes Los Angeles Dodgers Center fielder [18]
2015 Dickerson, AlexAlex Dickerson^ El Paso Chihuahuas San Diego Padres Left fielder [19]

References

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Specific
  1. "Joc Pederson Tabbed PCL Rookie Of The Year". Pacific Coast League. Minor League Baseball. August 26, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  2. "Jeremy Giambi Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  3. "Mark Quinn Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  4. "Nate Rolison Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  5. "Sean Burroughs Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  6. "Robb Quinlan Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  7. "Bobby Crosby Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  8. "Chris Burke Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  9. "Félix Hernández Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  10. "Howie Kendrick Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  11. "Wladimir Balentien Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  12. "Josh Whitesell Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  13. "Eric Young Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  14. "Peter Bourjos Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  15. "Collin Cowgill Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  16. "Adam Eaton Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  17. "Chris Owings Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  18. "Joc Pederson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  19. "Alex Dickerson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015.