PHOENIX – Can Corbin Carroll win the National League Rookie of the Year Award once and for all?
The D-Backs outfielder added more incredible numbers in his team’s 7-1 win over the Giants at Chase Field on Wednesday, stealing his 49th and 50th bases of the season and hitting his 25th home run of 2023.
In doing so, Carroll became the first rookie in Major League history to hit at least 25 home runs and 50 stolen bases. Additionally, he joined Dominican César Cedeño as the only players to reach these numbers at age 22 or younger.
Carroll entered Wednesday’s game with an fWAR of 5.3, which gives him the fourth-highest fWAR by a rookie since 1993.
“It’s fun,” D-backs veteran right-hander Merrill Kelly said as he watched Carroll play. “I’m happy and honored to be on the same team as him.” It causes absolute chaos. Not just in the batter’s box, but when he reaches base, something good will happen.
However, the 23-year-old patrolman only thinks about one thing; Help his team qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2017.
“I’m proud of it,” Carroll said of his numbers. “But at the same time we talk about it as a team. This is a time when we cannot see personal achievements. That is now beyond question. The only thing that counts is today and the victory.” .
The win was the fifth in a row for the D-Backs, who completed a perfect streak after a three-game win over the Cubs at home – which put them in contention for the win over Chicago Second place with the wild card — and another two-game series against the Giants that nearly ended San Francisco’s playoff hopes.