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Billy Butler won this award in 2005
Recent history of winners for California League Rookie of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available1996-2017

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Historical Winners - California League Rookie of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2017D.J. PetersOF66-5 210 R-R 1995-12-12 21Glendora,California AA2015-2018-
2016- 4- 131-LAN
Cal St Fullerton, Western Nevada ColMinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (A+)
2016Luis UriasSS55-9 160 R-R 1997-06-03 19Magdalena de Kino,Mexico MLB2014-20182018-2018   ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)
2015A.J. Reed1B166-4 230 L-L 1993-05-10 22Terre Haute,Indiana MLB2012-20182016-2018
2014- 2-  42-HOU
KentuckyActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2014Jose RondonSS26-1 160 R-R 1994-03-03 20Villa de Cura,Cuba MLB2011-20182016-2018
2011-   UDFA-ANA
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
2013Addison RussellSS66-0 215 R-R 1994-01-23 19Pace,Florida MLB2012-20182015-2018
2012- 1-  11-OAK
RestrictedChicago Cubs (MLB)
2012C.J. Cron1B116-4 235 R-R 1990-01-05 22Phoenix,Arizona MLB2009-20182014-2018
2011- 1-  17-ANA
UtahActiveMinnesota Twins (MLB)
2011Gary BrownOF106-0 170 R-R 1988-09-28 22Upland,California MLB2008-20172014-2014
2010- 1-  24-SFN
Cal St FullertonFree Agent  
2010Paul Goldschmidt1B216-4 220 R-R 1987-09-10 22Wilmington,Delaware MLB2007-20182011-2018
2009- 8- 246-ARI
Texas StActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)
2009Roger KieschnickOF46-3 215 L-R 1987-01-21 22Dallas,Texas MLB2006-20162013-2014
2008- 3-  82-SFN
Texas Tech U.Free Agent  
2008Chris Carter1B-LF96-4 220 R-R 1986-12-18 21Redwood City,California MLB2005-20182010-2017
2005-15- 455-CHA
Free Agent  
2007Bubba BellRF56-0 195 L-R 1982-10-09 24Houston,Texas AAA2004-2012-
Nicholls St  
2006Reid BrignacSS-3B96-3 170 L-R 1986-01-16 20St. Amant,Louisiana MLB2004-20182008-2016
2004- 2-  45-TBA
Free Agent  
2005Billy ButlerDH216-2 225 R-R 1986-04-18 19Orange Park,Florida MLB2004-20162007-2016
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent  
2004Erick AybarSS105-11 160 B-R 1984-01-14 20Bani,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2017
2002-   UDFA-ANA
Free Agent  
2003Joey GathrightCF35-10 175 L-R 1982-04-22 21Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB2002-20132004-2011
2001-32- 949-TBA
Free Agent  
2002Jose Lopez3B56-2 170 R-R 1983-11-24 18Barcelona,Venezuela MLB2001-20172004-2012
2000-   UDFA-SEA
2000Willie Bloomquist2B-SS85-11 185 R-R 1977-11-27 22Bremerton,Washington MLB1997-20152002-2015
1999- 3-  95-SEA
Arizona StRetired  
1999Chin-Feng ChenLF76-1 189 R-R 1977-10-28 21Taiwan City,Taiwan MLB1999-20052002-2005
1999-   UDFA-LAN
1998Giuseppe ChiaramonteC26-0 200 R-R 1976-02-19 22Santa Cruz,California AAA1995-2001-
1997- 5- 148-SFN
Fresno St  
1997Mike StonerOF56-0 200 R-R 1973-05-23 24Shelbyville,Kentucky AAA1995-2004-   North Carolina  
1996Darin BloodP66-2 180 R-R 1974-08-13 21Spokane,Washington AAA1993-2002-
1995- 3-  75-SFN
Gonzaga U.