2009 All-Rookie Team

All-Rookie Team 2009
HITTERS
POS PLAYER TEAM AGE AB AVG OBP SLG 2B HR RBI SB RUNDOWN
C Matt Wieters Orioles 23 354 .288 .340 .412 15 9 43 0 Second-half improvement points to ’10 breakout
1B Garrett Jones Pirates 28 314 .293 .372 .567 21 21 44 10 Incredible value as minor league free agent sign
2B Casey McGehee Brewers 26 355 .301 .360 .499 20 16 66 0 Waiver wire pickup helped cover for infield losses
3B Gordon Beckham White Sox 23 378 .270 .347 .460 28 14 63 7 Hit for power, got on base while learning hot corner
SS Elvis Andrus Rangers 21 480 .267 .329 .373 17 6 40 33 Strong glovework shored up Rangers’ pitching staff
LF Chris Coghlan Marlins 24 504 .321 .390 .460 31 9 47 8 Top hitting rookie helped keep Marlins in the hunt
CF Andrew McCutchen Pirates 22 433 .286 .365 .471 26 12 54 22 New face of franchise seemed to improve daily
RF Dexter Fowler Rockies 23 433 .266 .363 .406 29 4 34 27 Led off, patrolled center field for wild-card Rockies
DH Nolan Reimold Orioles 25 358 .279 .365 .466 18 15 45 8 Slugging left fielder hit well from start to finish
PITCHERS
POS PLAYER TEAM AGE W L ERA IP SO BB SV RUNDOWN
RHP Tommy Hanson Braves 23 11 4 2.89 128 116 46 0 Lived up to potential, nearly pitched Braves to playoffs
LHP J.A. Happ Phillies 26 12 4 2.93 166 119 56 0 Seamless move to rotation pushed Phils to third East title
RHP Jeff Niemann Rays 26 13 6 3.94 181 125 59 0 Made 30 starts in AL East—2.93 ERA in 3 versus Yankees
RHP Rick Porcello Tigers 20 14 9 3.96 171 89 52 0 Rare effectiveness and efficiency for such a young hurler
RHP Andrew Bailey Athletics 25 6 3 1.84 83 91 24 26 Career took off after shift to bullpen; made all-star team

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