Diamondbacks’ Carroll named NL’s high rookie — here is why the vote was unanimous

For the primary time since 2017, the Nationwide League‘s Rookie of the Yr was a unanimous choice.

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll acquired each first-place vote on the way in which to profitable the award on Monday evening, turning into the primary Diamondbacks participant to be named high rookie. It is solely the fifth time in MLB historical past that the Rookie of the Yr award in each leagues was determined unanimously — earlier Monday, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Gunnar Henderson gained the AL‘s model of the award.

“This was a bunch effort”

Carroll discovered he gained the award on an MLB Community broadcast, surrounded by his family and friends. It has been a whirlwind 2023 for the 23-year-old Seattle native, whose first full season within the huge leagues resulted in Sport 5 of the World Sequence.

Carroll helped the Diamondbacks attain the postseason for the primary time since 2017 after he hit .285 with 25 residence runs and 54 stolen bases — turning into the primary rookie in baseball historical past to achieve 20 homers and 50 steals in the identical season. He hit .273 within the postseason, the place Arizona shocked the baseball world by profitable its first NL pennant since 2001 earlier than in the end dropping the World Sequence to the Texas Rangers.

Signed for the lengthy haul

Earlier than the 2023 season even started, the Diamondbacks inked Carroll to an eight-year, $111 million contract extension. That deal now seems to be under market worth after the rookie marketing campaign that Carroll put collectively.

Arizona has its new franchise pillar signed by the rest of the 2020s, and the staff is hoping to proceed contending following its beautiful run to the Fall Basic this yr. Assuming Carroll stays wholesome within the years to come back, the Diamondbacks might have an annual MVP-caliber participant patrolling their outfield and hitting atop their batting order.

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