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What is the minimum number of at bats a player needs to qualify for the Rookie of the Year award in MLB?


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September 06, 2007 2:20AM

According to MLB, a rookie is "A player who hasn't accumulated 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in previous seasons and hasn't spent 45 or more days on 25-man active rosters, not including times when the active list is expanded to 40." I do not believe there are any hard numbers as far as how many at bats or how many innings pitched a player must have to qualify for selection of ROY. The only qualification is what is listed above for a player to be considered a rookie.