MLB Awards: 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Ballot

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Cody Bellinger /
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There were quite a few excellent performances amongst MLB rookies this season. Which of those rookies will take home the National League Rookie of the Year award this season?

The two Rookie of the Year awards are, in all likelihood, the easiest MLB awards to predict. Aaron Judge is the prohibitive favorite to take home the hardware in the American League. Meanwhile, his counterpart in the National League, Cody Bellinger, put together a season that was almost as impressive.

However, Bellinger faced solid competition, moreso than Judge. Rookies became a key part of several playoff teams, helping to lead those franchises to the postseason. On other, rebuilding franchises, rookies took over key positions, and appeared ready to take over for the next decade.

This season, several National League players appeared to be on the cusp of stardom. A case could be made for at least five or six players to be in the running for the award, even if Bellinger is the likely winner. The freshman talent this season was quite impressive all the way around.

Which of these players finished in the top three of my National League Rookie of the Year ballot? Let’s take a look around the league.