Ravens Watch

How Will Trey Mancini Fare in the Rookie of the Year Voting?

And other top news from Baltimore sports this week.

By Max Weiss | October 06, 2017, 11:38 am

-Baltimore Orioles
Ravens Watch

How Will Trey Mancini Fare in the Rookie of the Year Voting?

And other top news from Baltimore sports this week.

By Max Weiss | October 06, 2017, 11:38 am

-Baltimore Orioles

Get Baltimore Daily.

Sign up today and you'll get our latest stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

⇓ Article continues below ⇓

Trey Mancini Can’t Get No Respect
The Rookie of the Year award won’t be announced until after the post-season, but we’re already getting a little preemptively defensive. Look, we accept the fact that the enormous tree trunk in pinstripes named Aaron Judge is going to win Rookie of the Year and, in fact, we’re okay with that. The guy is a freak of nature. But Trey better come in second, or at worst, third—or heads are going to roll. And we have reason to be concerned. A few weeks ago mlb.com came out with a list of the top rookies, based on long term prospects. The story listed the Top 15 and then had 15 honorable mentions. We scanned the top 15, annoyed that Mancini’s name didn’t appear on the list. Honorable mention was a slap in the face to our boy. Except here’s the thing….HE WASN’T EVEN AMONG THE HONORABLE MENTIONS! And before you ask, yes, the list was written this September. Based on a snub like that, we naturally have our hackles up about the RoTY vote. Take a look at these stats: Mancini has the most hits of any AL rookie—yes, including Judge—and the second highest batting average. He also has more home runs than Houston’s Yuli Gurriel, arguably his toughest competition for second place. Another note: Both Gurriel and Judge played for winning teams. Trey? Not so much. It’s much harder to sustain his level of excellence on...let’s charitably call it a mediocre team. Bottom line: When it comes to Trey’s incredibly rookie year, we will accept second or third place and nothing less. Got that, voters?

John Harbaugh Pays Tribute to Tom Petty.
The coach, a huge fan of the rock star who died on Monday, said that the Ravens official song for this week’s game against the Raiders will be “Won’t Back Down.” After two shaky games in a row, sounds like it should be the season's theme song. 


Time To Start Tweeting Nice Things About The Ravens
Check this out. Some Ravens superfan named Ben Jett tweeted the following about his favorite player, Eric Weddles:

The Ravens wrote back and told Ben to "check his DMs." (DMs = Direct Messages for those who are Twitter impaired.) Squee! Fast forward a few days later and the kid received a signed football and a letter from the Ravens. (BRB, running off to tweet about how much I love Justin Tucker)

Ravens Bitmojis Are Here!
Knock yourselves out.

An earlier version of this story contained an outdated reference to a Brooks Robinson auction. Baltimore regrets the error.




Meet The Author
Max Weiss is the managing editor of Baltimore and a film and pop culture critic.

You May Also Like

The Chatter

Baltimore Blast Moves to Towson

And other top news from Baltimore sports this week.

The Chatter

Under Armour Shirt Credited With Saving Las Vegas Shooting Victim

And other top news from Baltimore sports this week.

The Birds Nest

Boog’s BBQ: 25 Years and Still Cookin’

The beloved first baseman’s BBQ stand has been a hit since the first Opening Day at Camden Yards in 1992.


Sports

You Are Here: Home Game

Scenes from the Gaelic Assocation's camogie game, Born in Baltimore film festival, and Gamescape.

Ravens Watch

Hooray! Joe Flacco Returns for Ravens Opener

And other top news from Baltimore sports this week.

Ravens Watch

Jacoby Jones Retires a Raven...Not a Steeler

And other top news from Baltimore sports this week.

Connect With Us

Most Read


A Gallery of Inspiration
In her rowhome and studio, artist Espi Frazier surrounds herself with objects that stir her.

Black Magic
Activated charcoal is the latest trend in beauty products.

Photographer Steve Parke Talks About Chronicling Prince
The Baltimore artist captures The Purple One in new book.

Home Cooking
Mera Kitchen Collective gives immigrants and refugees platform to cook.

Our Picks for the Best Fall Arts Events
The fall creative calendar is bursting with concerts, exhibits, and theatrical happenings.