Casey McGehee Comes In 5th Place In ROY Race
Casey McGehee finished a respectable fifth place in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting. The Florida Marlins Chris Coghlan won the award and deserved it considering the second half season he had. McGehee did receive one first place vote and 18 points total. In 116 games, McGehee batted .301 with 16 home runs and led all Major League rookies with 66 RBIs.
McGehee is looking to build on his success in 2009 with an even better 2010. Unless he has some kind of setback McGehee will be pencil in the starter at third base. Mat Gamel will probably back him up and if he slips any Gamel will be an able replacement.
McGehee had surgery on a chronic knee problem and so far his rehab has been progressing very well. McGehee knew if he was given a chance he could perform at the Major League level and so far so good, Hopefully he can improve on his play from last year and he will be the Brewers third basemen for a number of years.