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National League Rookie of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Jon Matlack won this award in 1972
Recent history of winners for National 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.

LevelMLB
Years Available1949-2017

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Historical Winners - National 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)
2017Cody Bellinger1B86-4 180 L-L 1995-07-13 21Chandler,Arizona MLB2013-20182017-2018
2013- 4- 124-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
2016Corey SeagerSS156-4 205 L-R 1994-04-27 22Kannapolis,North Carolina MLB2012-20182015-2018
2012- 1-  18-LAN
DL-60Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
2015Kris Bryant3B286-5 205 R-R 1992-01-04 23Las Vegas,Nevada MLB2011-20182015-2018
2013- 1-   2-CHN
San DiegoActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
2014Jacob DeGromP86-4 180 L-R 1988-06-19 26DeLand,Florida MLB2008-20182014-2018
2010- 9- 272-NYN
Stetson U.ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)
2013Jose FernandezP156-3 215 R-R 1992-07-31 20Tampa,Florida MLB2011-20162013-2016
2011- 1-  14-FLO
Free Agent  
2012Bryce HarperLF206-3 205 L-R 1992-10-16 19Las Vegas,Nevada MLB2010-20182012-2018
2010- 1-   1-WAS
Col. So.NevadaActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
2011Craig KimbrelP105-11 205 R-R 1988-05-28 23Huntsville,Alabama MLB2007-20182010-2018
2008- 3-  96-ATL
Wallace St CCActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
2010Buster PoseyC326-1 205 R-R 1987-03-27 23Leesburg,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 1-   5-SFN
Florida StActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
2009Chris CoghlanLF-CF56-1 190 L-R 1985-06-18 24Gaithersburg,Maryland MLB2004-20172009-2017
2006- 1-  36-FLO
MississippiMinorsChicago Cubs (AAA)
2008Geovany SotoC96-1 190 R-R 1983-01-20 25San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB2001-20172005-2017
2001-11- 318-CHN
Free Agent  
2007Ryan BraunLF296-2 205 R-R 1983-11-17 23Mission Hills,California MLB2003-20182007-2018
2005- 1-   5-MIL
MiamiActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)
2006Hanley Ramirez1B176-3 200 R-R 1983-12-23 22Samana,Dom Rep MLB2002-20182005-2018
2000-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
2005Ryan Howard1B326-4 230 L-L 1979-11-19 25St. Louis,Missouri MLB2001-20172004-2016
2001- 5- 140-PHI
Missouri StFree Agent  
2004Jason BayLF-RF226-2 200 R-R 1978-09-20 25Trail,BC MLB1999-20132003-2013
2000-22- 645-MON
Gonzaga U., North Idaho ColFree Agent  
2003Dontrelle WillisP96-4 250 L-L 1982-01-12 21Oakland,California MLB2000-20142003-2011
2000- 8- 223-CHN
Retired  
2002Jason JenningsP146-2 242 R-R 1978-07-17 23Dallas,Texas MLB1997-20112001-2009
1999- 1-  16-COL
Baylor U.  
2001Albert PujolsDH-1B606-3 230 R-R 1980-01-16 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182001-2018
1999-13- 402-SLN
Maple Woods CCActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2000Rafael FurcalSS105-10 165 B-R 1977-08-24 22Loma de Cabrera,Dom Rep MLB1997-20152000-2014
1996-   UDFA-ATL
Retired  
1999Scott WilliamsonP46-0 185 R-R 1976-02-17 23Fort Polk,Louisiana MLB1995-20111999-2007
1997- 9- 278-CIN
Oklahoma St, Tulane U.  
1998Kerry WoodP56-5 230 R-R 1977-06-16 21Irving,Texas MLB1995-20121998-2012
1995- 1-   4-CHN
Retired  
1997Scott Rolen3B206-4 226 R-R 1975-04-04 22Jasper,Indiana MLB1993-20121996-2012
1993- 2-  46-PHI
Free Agent  
1996Todd HollandsworthLF-CF16-2 215 L-L 1973-04-20 23Dayton,Ohio MLB1991-20061995-2006
1991- 3-  80-LAN
 
1995Hideo NomoP86-2 230 R-R 1968-08-31 26Osaka,Japan MLB1990-20081995-2008
1995-   UDFA-LAN
 
1994Raul MondesiRF-CF105-11 215 R-R 1971-03-12 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1990-20051993-2005
1988-   UDFA-LAN
 
1993Mike PiazzaC346-3 215 R-R 1968-09-04 24Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1989-20071992-2007
1988-62-1390-LAN
Miami-Dade Col  
1992Eric Karros1B46-4 226 R-R 1967-11-04 24Hackensack,New Jersey MLB1987-20041991-2004
1988- 6- 140-LAN
UCLA  
1991Jeff Bagwell1B236-0 195 R-R 1968-05-27 23Boston,Massachusetts MLB1988-20051991-2005
1989- 4- 110-BOS
Hartford  
1990David JusticeRF-LF116-3 200 L-L 1966-04-14 24Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1985-20021989-2002
1985- 4-  94-ATL
Thomas More Col  
1989Jerome WaltonCF-LF16-1 200 R-R 1965-07-08 23Newnan,Georgia MLB1986-20011989-1998
1986- 2-  36-CHN
Enterprise-Ozark CC  
1988Chris Sabo3B36-0 185 R-R 1962-01-19 26Detroit,Michigan MLB1981-19961988-1996
1983- 2-  30-CIN
Michigan  
1987Benito SantiagoC96-1 195 R-R 1965-03-09 22Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20051986-2005
1982-   UDFA-SDN
 
1986Todd WorrellP46-5 222 R-R 1959-09-28 26Arcadia,California MLB1982-19971985-1997
1982- 1-  21-SLN
Biola U.  
1985Vince ColemanLF-CF26-0 170 B-R 1960-09-22 24Jacksonville,Florida MLB1982-19981985-1997
1982-10- 257-SLN
Florida A&M U.  
1984Dwight GoodenP146-3 210 R-R 1964-11-16 19Tampa,Florida MLB1982-20001984-2000
1982- 1-   5-NYN
 
1983Darryl StrawberryRF-OF106-6 215 L-L 1962-03-12 21Los Angeles,California MLB1980-19991983-1999
1980- 1-   1-NYN
 
1982Steve Sax2B35-11 182 R-R 1960-01-29 22Sacramento,California MLB1978-19941981-1994
1978- 9- 229-LAN
 
1981Fernando ValenzuelaP135-11 195 L-L 1960-11-01 20Etchohuaquila,Mexico MLB1979-19971980-1997
1979-   UDFA-LAN
 
1980Steve HoweP26-1 180 L-L 1958-03-10 22Pontiac,Michigan MLB1977-19971980-1996
1979- 1-  16-LAN
Michigan  
1979Rick SutcliffeP86-7 215 R-R 1956-06-21 23Independence,Missouri MLB1974-19941976-1994
1974- 1-  21-LAN
 
1978Bob Horner3B-1B76-1 190 R-R 1957-08-06 20Junction City,Kansas MLB1977-19881978-1988
1978- 1-   1-ATL
Arizona St  
1977Andre DawsonOF256-3 195 R-R 1954-07-10 22Miami,Florida MLB1974-19961976-1996
1975-11- 250-MON
Florida A&M U.  
1976Butch MetzgerP16-1 185 R-R 1952-05-23 24Lafayette,Indiana MLB1974-19801974-1978
1970- 2-  41-SFN
 
1976Pat ZachryP26-5 180 R-R 1952-04-24 24Richmond,Texas MLB1970-19851976-1985
1970-19- 454-CIN
 
1975John MontefuscoP16-1 180 R-R 1950-05-25 25Long Branch,New Jersey MLB1973-19861974-1986
1972-   UDFA-SFN
Brookdale CC  
1974Bake McBrideOF16-2 190 L-R 1949-02-03 25Fulton,Missouri MLB1970-19841973-1983
1970-37- 811-SLN
Westminster Col  
1973Gary MatthewsOF56-3 205 R-R 1950-07-05 22San Fernando,California MLB1969-19871972-1987
1971- 5-  81-SLN
Columbia St CC  
1972Jon MatlackP36-3 205 L-L 1950-01-19 22West Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19831971-1983
1967- 1-   4-NYN
 
1971Earl WilliamsC-1B16-3 220 R-R 1948-07-14 22Newark,New Jersey MLB1966-19771970-1977
1965- 1-   6-MLB
 
1970Carl MortonP16-0 200 R-R 1944-01-18 26Kansas City,Missouri MLB1965-19771969-1976
1964-   UDFA-MLB
Oklahoma  
1969Ted Sizemore2B15-10 165 R-R 1945-04-15 24Gadsden,Alabama MLB1966-19801969-1980
1966-15- 299-LAN
Michigan  
1968Johnny BenchC166-1 208 R-R 1947-12-07 20Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1965-19831967-1983
1965- 2-  36-CIN
 
1967Tom SeaverP156-1 206 R-R 1944-11-17 22Fresno,California MLB1966-19861967-1986
1966- 1-  19-ATL
USC  
1966Tommy Helms2B35-10 175 R-R 1941-05-05 25Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1959-19771964-1977
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
1965Jim Lefebvre2B-3B26-0 185 B-R 1942-01-07 23Inglewood,California MLB1962-19761965-1972
1962-   UDFA-LAN
 
1964Dick Allen1B-3B25-11 190 R-R 1942-03-08 22Wampum,Pennsylvania MLB1960-19771963-1977
1960-   UDFA-PHI
 
1963Pete RoseOF-1B185-11 203 B-R 1941-04-14 22Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1960-19861963-1986
1960-   UDFA-CIN
 
1962Ken Hubbs2B26-2 175 R-R 1941-12-23 20Riverside,California MLB1961-19631961-1963
1959-   UDFA-CHN
 
1961Billy WilliamsOF46-1 175 L-R 1938-06-15 23Whistler,Alabama MLB1956-19761959-1976
1956-   UDFA-CHN
 
1960Frank HowardOF-1B26-7 255 R-R 1936-08-08 23Columbus,Ohio MLB1958-19731958-1973
1958-   UDFA-LAN
Ohio St  
1959Willie McCovey1B86-4 210 L-L 1938-01-10 21Mobile,Alabama MLB1955-19801959-1980
1955-   UDFA-NY1
 
1958Orlando Cepeda1B46-2 210 R-R 1937-09-17 20Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1955-19741958-1974    
1957Jack SanfordP26-0 190 R-R 1929-05-18 28Wellesley Hills,Massachusetts MLB1956-19671956-1967    
1956Frank RobinsonOF96-1 195 R-R 1935-08-31 20Beaumont,Texas MLB1953-19761956-1976    
1955Bill VirdonOF26-0 175 L-R 1931-06-09 24Hazel Park,Michigan MLB1955-19681955-1968   Drury U.  
1954Wally MoonOF26-0 175 L-R 1930-04-03 24Bay,Arkansas MLB1954-19651954-1965   Texas A&M U.  
1953Jim Gilliam2B-3B15-10 175 B-R 1928-10-17 24Nashville,Tennessee MLB1953-19661953-1966    
1951Willie MaysOF225-11 180 R-R 1931-05-06 20Westfield,Alabama MLB1950-19731951-1973    
1950Sam JethroeOF16-1 178 B-R 1918-01-20 32East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1950-19541950-1954    
1949Don NewcombeP36-4 225 L-R 1926-06-14 23Madison,New Jersey MLB1949-19601949-1960