I present to you the 2023 NL Rookie of the Year Thread. Just like with soxandgators AL one, here is where you should post and talk about you Rookies. SP Mike 'Froggy' Parker In the 2021 First Player Draft the LA Dodgers selected Mike 'Froggy' Parker as the #4 overall pick. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee product came to terms shortly after on a $2.2 mill signing bonus and headed straight for Chattanooga, TN to start his career owith the Lookouts. He would go on and post a 2-2 record with a 3.21 ERA, and 28 Ks in 33.2 IP. Over the offseason he dealt with some shoulder issues and soon recovered for the 2022 season. In this season he would bounce from AA to AAA back to AA. In AA his 14-7 record, 4.35 ERA, and 176 Ks landed him his first Southern League All Star Selection. With being so dominate he would pack his bags and head to Albuquerque where he would struggle. At that point he got shipped right back to Chattanooga for the rest of the season. When the season ended he put all his time and energy to get better and it showed in Spring Training. Scouts had him rated as a 1.5* Pitcher and Parker was able to double that rating in one month! Coach Saw was going to start him in AAA but SP Domingo Tapia went down for two months and they needed another SP. After thinking about he gave Parker the go ahead. Right now he is the #4 starter with 1 appearance. In the one appearance he pitched 7.2 IP, giving up 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 BB, and striking out 5 Cardinals. Only time will tell if he will become a superstar or be a bust!