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Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson and D-backs’ Corbin Carroll
Named 2023 Baseball Digest / eBay AL and NL Rookies of the Year  


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 – Third baseman Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks have been unanimously selected as the 2023 Baseball Digest /eBay American and National League Rookies of the Year. Baseball Digest has awarded AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards since 1972.

The selections were made by the independently submitted votes of an 11-member panel of baseball writers and broadcasters, including those Baseball Digest contributors who provided the 2023 division previews. Henderson and Carroll received all 11 first-place votes in the AL and NL respectively. Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee received five second-place votes in the AL while Boston’s Triston Casas and Texas’ Josh Jung each received three. In the NL, New York’s Kodai Senga got nine second-place votes while Los Angeles’ James Outman and Colorado’s Nolan Jones each got one.

Gunnar Henderson batted .255 (143-for-560) with 29 doubles, nine triples, 28 home runs, 100 runs, 82 RBI, 56 walks and 10 stolen bases in 150 games. He set an Orioles rookie record with 66 extra-base hits, 100 runs, 6.3 bWAR and a .489 slugging percentage. Henderson, who turned 22 on June 29, became just the fourth AL rookie since 2002 to score 100 runs, joining Aaron Judge (128, 2017), Mike Trout (129, 2012) and Austin Jackson (103, 2010). He became the first rookie in team history and 20th in MLB history with 20-plus doubles, five-plus triples, 20-plus homers and 10-plus steals in a season. Henderson was named AL Rookie of the Month for June after batting .320 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 20 games. He is the second Oriole to be named AL Rookie of the Year by Baseball Digest, joining Al Bumbry (1973).

Corbin Carroll batted .285 (161-for-565) with 30 doubles, 10 triples, 25 home runs, 76 RBI, 57 walks and 54 stolen bases in 155 games. He became the first player in MLB history with 25 homers, 25 doubles, 10 triples and 50 stolen bases in a season and is the first rookie ever to join the 25-homer and 50-stolen-base club. Carroll, who turned 23 on August 21, became just the ninth player in MLB history to accomplish the latter (13 times overall) and the second youngest only to Houston’s Cesar Cedeño. He became just the fourth rookie in MLB history to reach the 20-homer and 40-stolen-base club and first since Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels in 2012 (also Tommie Agee, Chicago White Sox, 1966; and Mitchell Page, Oakland Athletics, 1977). Carroll is the first D-backs player to be named NL Rookie of the Year by Baseball Digest.

2023 AL Rookie of the Year, Vote Totals 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles 11 (33) 0 (0) 0 (0) 33
Tanner Bibee, Cleveland Guardians 0 (0) 5 (10) 1 (1) 11
Triston Casas, Boston Red Sox 0 (0) 3 (6) 5 (5) 11
Josh Jung, Texas Rangers 0 (0) 3 (6) 1 (1)   7
Edouard Julien, Minnesota Twins 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (3)   3
Zack Gelof, Oakland Athletics 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)   1


2023 NL Rookie of the Year, Vote Totals 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks 11 (33) 0 (0) 0 (0) 33
Kodai Senga, New York Mets 0 (0) 9 (18) 2 (2) 20
James Outman, Los Angeles Dodgers 0 (0) 1 (2) 4 (4)   6
Nolan Jones, Colorado Rockies 0 (0) 1 (2) 3 (3)   5
Spencer Steer, Cincinnati Reds 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (2)   2

Votes were tabulated on a three-points-for-first-place, two-points-for-second-place and one-point-for-third-place basis.

Baseball Digest’s 2023 Rookie of the Year Voting Panel
Mike Berardino, Baseball Digest, BBWAA
Jim Callis,, BBWAA
Keith Costas, MLB Network
Mark Gonzales, Baseball Digest, BBWAA
Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, BBWAA
John Labombarda, Elias Sports Bureau, BBWAA
Jim Lachimia, Associate Editor, Baseball Digest, BBWAA
Jonathan Mayo,, BBWAA
Sean McAdam, Boston Sports Journal, BBWAA
John Perrotto,, BBWAA
Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register, BBWAA

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