SweetSpot predictions: NL rookie of year

The Reds' Devin Mesoraco hopes to become the third catcher in five years to win NL rookie honors. Norm Hall/Getty Images

More staff predictions from the SweetSpot network bloggers: Nine different players received first-place votes for NL rookie of the year, suggesting a wide-open race. Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco tops the balloting, just edging out former teammate Yonder Alonso, now with the Padres. Bryce Harper and Trevor Bauer, two players starting the year in the minors, both fared well in the voting.

Voting on a 5-3-1 basis.