A Sneaky Rookie of the Year Candidate

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Manager Scott Servais has penciled in a cast of characters at second base since taking over as the club's manager. Each player had different levels of success and, in some cases, failure. We've seen Robinson Cano, Dylan Moore, Sam Haggerty, Adam Frazier, Kolten Wong, and the list continues.

The 2023 season was supposed to include a dynamite platoon of the seasoned veteran (Wong) and the Swiss Army Knife, Moore. Well, Wong has struggled to say the least, and has not played since June 7th at San Diego. And rightfully so, as the offensive struggles (-0.9 WAR) are seeping into his performance in the field (-1.6 UZR). With Wong's ice-cold start and Moore on the shelf recovering from offseason core surgery, the team called up a 26-year-old rookie who might shimmy his way into the American League Rookie of the Year conversation.