2008 MLB Awards: NL Rookie of the Year

Originally Published: November 10, 2008
ESPN.com

Past five NL winners

2008 Geovany Soto, C, Chicago
2007 Ryan Braun, 3B, Milwaukee
2006 Hanley Ramirez, SS, Florida
2005 Ryan Howard, 1B, Philadelphia
2004 Jason Bay, OF, Pittsburgh
Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was a near-unanimous choice among voters as the National League Rookie of the Year. Soto received 31 of the 32 first-place votes, with one vote going to Cincinnati's Joey Votto.

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 pick?

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THE TOP CANDIDATES

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

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Jim Caple
ESPN.com/Page 2

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Jerry Crasnick
ESPN.com

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Peter Gammons
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Pedro Gomez
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Orel Hershiser
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Eric Karabell
ESPN.com Fantasy

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Jonah Keri
ESPN.com/Page 2

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Bob Klapisch
ESPN.com contributor

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
John Kruk
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Tim Kurkjian
ESPN The Magazine

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Keith Law
ESPN.com/Scouts Inc.

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Sean McAdam
ESPN.com contributor

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Amy Nelson
ESPN.com

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Rob Neyer
ESPN.com

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Buster Olney
ESPN The Magazine

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Peter Pascarelli
ESPN/Baseball Today

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Steve Phillips
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Karl Ravech
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Phil Rogers
ESPN.com contributor

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Enrique Rojas
ESPNdeportes.com

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
John Shea
ESPN.com contributor

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Chris Singleton
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Larry Stone
ESPN.com contributor

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Jayson Stark
ESPN.com

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
Gene Wojciechowski
ESPN

Geovany Soto
C, Cubs
   

ESPN's choice (unanimous): Geovany Soto (26)