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1987 National League Rookie of the Year Award

by Votes
 
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Benito Santiago
SDN
C
22.3
120
3.4
14.6
1.2
2 Mike Dunne
PIT
SP
24.7
66
2.4
13.7
9.0
3 Joe Magrane
SLN
SP
23.0
10
2.9
10.9
6.0
4 Casey Candaele
MON
2B
26.5
9
1.0
11.9
1.7
5 Gerald Young
HOU
CF
22.7
7
1.2
9.7
3.7
6 Chris James
PHI
LF
24.7
1
2.8
13.5
6.2
7 Les Lancaster
CHN
SP
25.2
1
1.1
6.4
2.3
8 Greg Mathews
SLN
SP
25.1
1
3.5
12.1
6.4
9 Randy Myers
NYN
RP
24.8
1
0.3
5.2
1.2
by Wins Above Replacement
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Benito Santiago
SDN
C
22.3
120
3.4
14.6
1.2
2 Joe Magrane
SLN
SP
23.0
10
2.9
10.9
6.0
3 Chris James
PHI
LF
24.7
1
2.8
13.5
6.2
4 Mike Dunne
PIT
SP
24.7
66
2.4
13.7
9.0
5 Jose Lind
PIT
2B
23.2
2.1
4.9
1.5
6 Dave Martinez
CHN
CF
22.8
2.1
14.1
3.5
7 Dave Magadan
NYN
3B
24.8
1.5
7.6
3.5
8 Tracy Jones
CIN
LF
26.3
1.4
9.8
2.5
9 Al Pedrique
MULT
SS
26.9
1.4
6.1
-0.4
10 Gerald Young
HOU
CF
22.7
7
1.2
9.7
3.7
11 Tim Belcher
LAN
SP
25.7
1.2
3.7
2.6
12 Les Lancaster
CHN
SP
25.2
1
1.1
6.4
2.3
13 Tim Crews
LAN
RP
26.2
1.1
3.3
1.8
14 Keith Miller
NYN
2B
24.1
1.1
2.6
1.4
15 Casey Candaele
MON
2B
26.5
9
1.0
11.9
1.7
16 Brian Holton
LAN
RP
27.6
0.9
4.7
0.5
17 Rocky Childress
HOU
RP
25.4
0.9
3.5
0.9
18 Eric Nolte
SDN
SP
23.2
0.8
4.1
2.1
19 David Cone
NYN
SP
24.5
0.8
5.4
2.2
20 Wally Ritchie
PHI
RP
22.0
0.8
4.7
1.4
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

1987 American League Rookie of the Year Award

by Votes
 
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mark McGwire
OAK
1B
23.8
140
5.1
29.8
19.0
2 Kevin Seitzer
KCA
3B
25.3
64
5.5
23.4
10.0
3 Matt Nokes
DET
C
23.7
32
3.4
19.7
9.1
4 Mike Greenwell
BOS
LF
24.0
9
3.5
16.7
9.0
5 Devon White
CAL
RF
24.5
5
5.6
17.2
4.6
6 Mike Henneman
DET
RP
25.6
1
2.3
12.1
7.0
7 Nelson Liriano
TOR
2B
23.1
1
0.5
3.7
0.1
by Wins Above Replacement
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Devon White
CAL
RF
24.5
5
5.6
17.2
4.6
2 Kevin Seitzer
KCA
3B
25.3
64
5.5
23.4
10.0
3 Mark McGwire
OAK
1B
23.8
140
5.1
29.8
19.0
4 Terry Steinbach
OAK
C
25.3
3.6
15.3
5.7
5 Mike Greenwell
BOS
LF
24.0
9
3.5
16.7
9.0
6 Matt Nokes
DET
C
23.7
32
3.4
19.7
9.1
7 Ellis Burks
BOS
CF
22.8
2.8
15.0
3.6
8 Chuck Crim
ML4
RP
25.9
2.7
12.1
6.1
9 B.J. Surhoff
ML4
C
22.9
2.5
13.9
4.3
10 Jerry Browne
TEX
2B
21.4
2.3
12.4
1.4
11 Mike Henneman
DET
RP
25.6
1
2.3
12.1
7.0
12 Les Straker
MIN
SP
27.7
2.2
9.1
4.1
13 Bobby Thigpen
CHA
RP
24.0
2.2
12.5
7.8
14 John Farrell
CLE
SP
24.9
2.2
5.9
3.7
15 De Wayne Buice
CAL
RP
29.9
2.1
12.8
6.8
16 Willie Fraser
CAL
SP
23.1
2.1
10.6
4.6
17 Kenny Williams
CHA
CF
23.2
2.0
11.3
3.0
18 Luis Polonia
OAK
CF
23.7
2.0
12.7
4.2
19 Bill Wilkinson
SEA
RP
22.9
1.9
9.7
5.6
20 John Davis
KCA
RP
24.5
1.8
6.4
4.1
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James