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Braves-Giants NLDS: Revisiting The Buster Posey Vs. Jason Heyward Rookie Of The Year Debate

Seeing Jason Heyward and Giants C Buster Posey in the same playoff series brings to mind this post by Ben, the most contentious post in SBN ATL’s short history:

Overall, even when you include Posey’s positional advantage, Heyward is still the clearcut choice in terms of rate statistics and counting stats. Posey has a bit of an argument with his power, but you can’t deny Heyward’s on base abilities.

If Jason had not suffered that wrist injury that caused his horrible June and put him on the disabled list in early July, we may be talking about Heyward as an Most Valuable Player candidate instead of just a Rookie of the Year candidate.

Giants fans took issue with Ben’s statsiness.

This series could help sway the undecided voter. More sports should give out their postseason awards after the actual postseason has happened cough Vince Young Heisman cough. Both players are 0-1 so far.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.