Michael Harris II, 21, wins National League’s Rookie of the Year, fans congratulate the 'Money Man!'

Michael Harris II, 21, wins National League’s Rookie of the Year, fans congratulate the 'Money Man!'
Michael Harris II of the Atlanta Braves wins the 2022 Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves signed the baseball outfielder Michael Harris II not too long ago and within months, he has proved to be the most effective and efficient player. So much so that Harris II has now been announced as the winner of the 2022 Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year, as announced by MLB on Monday night, November 14.  This makes him the most promising athlete in the sport. He was followed by his fellow teammate pitcher Spencer Strider, who finished second, and Cardinals utility man Brendan Donovan who finished third. The fans were beyond ecstatic about Harris II's win. 

Major League Baseball's Twitter account broke the news saying, "Michael Harris II’s rookie season was money! He is your 2022 Jackie Robinson NL Rookie of the Year." The competition was not even close when it came to the Rookie of the Year award. The results were - Michael Harris II, Braves, winning with 22 first-place votes, Spencer Strider, Braves, following with eight first-place votes, followed by Brendan Donovan, Cardinals, Jake McCarthy, Diamondbacks, Alexis Diaz, Reds, Nick Lodolo, Reds, and Oneil Cruz, Pirates. Michael Harris II signed an eight-year contract extension worth $72 million and went big time in 2022. He quickly became Atlanta's topic of discussion and was called to the big leagues straight from Double-A


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After the Braved desperately needed an outfielder, they contemplated that Harris II would fare well for himself, which he did. He shocked the big-time players with his techniques and came off as the best defensive center fielder in the league. However, the icing on the cake was that he could hit impressively well. He collected his first RBI on May 31, his first double on June 1, and his first multi-hit game on June 2.  


Fans rejoice as Michael Harris II wins ROTY

One happy fan tweeted, "Congratulations! Strider was amazing but MoneyyyMikeee completely changed the Braves outfield defense…. And he can hit…and run! But his effect on the Braves defense was the biggest factor." Another fan expressed, "Well deserved @MoneyyyMikeee was so much fun to watch this year. I like his and Grissoms relationship too. Hopefully we’ll get to see both of them for many years to come." One more user said, "Congratulations Michael! Lookin forward to seeing you become the best all around center fielder in the league! #forthea" 




One user wrote, "Strider didn't get robbed. He missed the last month anyway. Besides, he won all the fake Rookie of the Year awards. This was Michael Harris II's award all the way. I do think they should make a rookie pitcher's award." Another user tweeted, "Absolutely believe you were the key to turning the division race around. Thrilled for you! Congratulations, and so excited to watch you in a Braves uniform for years to come! God bless you and your family!" One more user tweeted, "Congratulations Money Man! I knew you were destined to win it after first watching you play when the Braves brought you up."




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