Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Rogers will likely be a finalist to win the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year. Sporting a 2.73 ERA through 22 starts this season, the left-hander has been considered as the favorite to win the award for a majority of the season, with the gap having closed in recent weeks between Rogers and Reds second baseman Jonathan India.
Should Rogers be named the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year, he would become only the fifth player in Marlins franchise history to win the award.
Which Miami Marlins have won the NL Rookie of the Year?
Here is a look at the four players who have won the NL Rookie of the Year award in Florida/Miami Marlins history, starting with the most-recent.
Jose Fernandez (2013)
Fernandez took home NL Rookie of the Year honors during the 2013 season, as well as finishing third in NL Cy Young voting. Making the NL All-Star team, Fernandez made 28 starts in 2013 where he posted a 12-6 record with a 2.19 ERA with 58 walks and 187 strikeouts across 172.2 innings pitched. The right-hander also posted a 6.2 WAR during the 2013 campaign, as well as leading the major leagues with a 5.8 H/9.
Chris Coghlan (2009)
In what was the largest single-season sample size of his nine-year career, Coghlan took home NL Rookie of the Year honors with the-then Florida Marlins back in 2009. Finishing 28th in NL MVP voting, Coghlan slashed .321/.390/.460 with nine home runs, 47 RBI’s, and eight stolen bases. Posting a career-high .850 OPS, Coghlan also collected 31 doubles and six triples across 504 at-bats.
Hanley Ramirez (2006)
After being acquired from Boston in November of 2005, Ramirez began the 2006 season in the major leagues with the Marlins. Appearing in a career-high 158 games, Ramirez took home NL Rookie of the Year honors slashing .292/.353/.480 with 17 home runs, 59 RBI’s, and 51 stolen bases. This was the start of an impressive run for Ramirez with the Marlins which later included three All-Star teams, two Silver Sluggers, and an MVP runner-up season.
Dontrelle Willis (2003)
A big part of the Marlins 2003 World Series team was Willis, the 2003 NL Rookie of the Year. Making 27 starts for the-then Florida Marlins, Willis posted a 14-6 record on the mound with a 3.30 ERA which also included two complete game shutouts. Also making his first All-Star appearance, Willis finished 34th in NL MVP voting with 142 strikeouts across 160.2 innings pitched.
Based on how he finishes his impressive 2021 rookie season, will Rogers join this group in the near-future?