Strider, Harris Should  Share NL Rookie

The Atlanta Braves are serious contenders to defend their World Series crown this season. After a lackluster start to the year, the team has been on a dominant tear in the National League.

They trail the Mets by just three games in the division. NL East crown or not, though, this team is looking like a tough out in the postseason.

A big reason for the Braves’ success comes from a pair of outstanding rookies they brought in this season. Spencer Strider & Michael Harris II have been lighting it up for the team in their own ways.

Their exploits in their different positions have made them rivals in a way, as they compete for the National League Rookie of the Year.

The nature of starting pitcher rotations in the MLB makes it hard to compare the performance of Spencer Strider to Michael Harris II on a day-to-day basis.

After all, Harris II is always playing for the Braves, while Strider starts once every five games, and often does not finish games.

Still, the eye test and the stats show that both players have been extremely valuable to the Braves’ regular-season dominance.