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2016 MLB Offensive Leaders: Top Rookies

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The story in the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year race was non-other than Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies, but after being sidelined by an injury on July 30th, the  favorite has become Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the prestigious award.

In the American League Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers and Tyler Naquin of the Cleveland Indians seem to be neck-neck in a battle for the award.

See below how each rookie matches up and decide for yourself, who you feel should be the unanimous Rookie of the Year for both leagues.

But wait we still have the pitchers, check back tomorrow as we list their stats and see if maybe a pitcher will steal the award.

GAMES
Corey Seager (LAD) – 120
Nomar Mazara (TEX) – 112
Ramon Flores (MIL) – 104
Brandon Drury (ARI) – 101
Travis Jankowski (SD) – 99

RUNS
Corey Seager (LAD) – 83
Trevor Story (COL) – 67
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – 64
Nomar Mazara (TEX) – 45
Travis Jankowski (SD) – 44

HITS
Corey Seager (LAD) – 155
Nomar Mazara (TEX) – 113
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – 110
Cheslor Cuthbert (KC) – 103
Trevor Story (COL) – 101

DOUBLES
Corey Seager (LAD) – 34
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – 25
Trevor Story (COL) – 21
Cheslor Cuthbert (KC) – 21
Brandon Drury (ARI) – 20

TRIPLES
Trea Turner (WSH) – 6
Tyler Naquin (CLE) – 5
Three tied with 4

HOME RUNS
Trevor Story (COL) – 27
Corey Seager (LAD) – 22
Tommy Joseph (PHI) – 16
Max Kepler (MIN) – 15
Four tied with 14

RBIS
Trevor Story (COL) – 72
Corey Seager (LAD) – 61
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – 57
Max Kepler (MIN) – 53
Nomar Mazara (TEX) – 46

WALKS
Corey Seager (LAD) – 41
Travis Jankowski (SD) – 36
Trevor Story (COL) – 35
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – 34
Max Kepler (MIN) – 33

STOLEN BASES
Travis Jankowski (SD) – 27
Trea Turner (WSH) – 14
Mallex Smith (ATL) – 14
Jose Peraza (CIN) – 10
Byron Buxton (MIN) – 9

BATTING AVERAGE (min 67 at bats)
Corey Seager (LAD) – .321
Hyun Soo Kim (BAL) – .317
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – .312
Tyler Naquin (CLE) – .310
Cheslor Cuthbert (KC) – .293

OBP (min 67 at bats)
Hyun Soo Kim (BAL) – .397
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – .376
Corey Seager (LAD) – .375
Tyler Naquin (CLE) – .369
Travis Jankowski (SD) – .363

SLUG (min 67 at bats)
Tyler Naquin (CLE) – .584
Trevor Story (COL) – .567
Corey Seager (LAD) – .540
Aledmys Diaz (STL) – .518
Tommy Joseph (PHI) – .504

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