2008 MLB Awards: AL Rookie of the Year

Originally Published: November 10, 2008
ESPN.com

Past five AL winners

2008 Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay
2007 Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston
2006 Justin Verlander, RHP, Detroit
2005 Huston Street, RHP, Oakland
2004 Bobby Crosby, SS, Oakland
It's unanimous: Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was voted the American League Rookie of the Year, receiving all 28 first-place votes.

Below, check out the top candidates by clicking on either "Previous candidate" or "Next candidate." Then see the choices of ESPN baseball analysts and contributors, both individually and collectively. Who was your choice?

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THE TOP CANDIDATES

ESPN'S AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR PICKS
Jorge Arangure Jr.
ESPN The Magazine

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Jim Caple
ESPN.com/Page 2

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Jerry Crasnick
ESPN.com

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Peter Gammons
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Pedro Gomez
ESPN

Alexei Ramirez
2B, White Sox
Orel Hershiser
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Eric Karabell
ESPN.com Fantasy

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Jonah Keri
ESPN.com/Page 2

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Bob Klapisch
ESPN.com contributor

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
John Kruk
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Tim Kurkjian
ESPN The Magazine

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Keith Law
ESPN.com/Scouts Inc.

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Sean McAdam
ESPN.com contributor

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Amy Nelson
ESPN.com

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Rob Neyer
ESPN.com

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Buster Olney
ESPN The Magazine

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Peter Pascarelli
ESPN

Alexei Ramirez
2B, White Sox
Steve Phillips
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Karl Ravech
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Phil Rogers
ESPN.com contributor

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Enrique Rojas
ESPNdeportes.com

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
John Shea
ESPN.com contributor

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Chris Singleton
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Larry Stone
ESPN.com contributor

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Jayson Stark
ESPN.com

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
Gene Wojciechowski
ESPN

Evan Longoria
3B, Rays
   

ESPN's choice: Evan Longoria (24)

Honorable Mention: Alexei Ramirez (2)