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  1. This is why I love the BBWAA

    Comment by Jack — November 11, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

  2. Volquez was indeed a rookie. September innings do not count against the 50.

    Comment by Garth Hewitt — November 19, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

  3. Here’s the rule:

    “A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues; or (b) accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the period of 25-player limit (excluding time in the military service and time on the disabled list).”

    Comment by Garth Hewitt — November 19, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

  4. No, Garth, Volquez was not a rookie. The rule is stated in this article. You are forgetting that it says OR not AND. Volquez amassed 80 innings from 2005-07, deeming him ineligible to be considered a rookie. The part b only qualifies for those who don’t meet part A. September innings do count against the 50 if a pitcher records more than 50. If he didn’t record more than 50, and and happened to be on the team in June and July, but didn’t record the 50 he would still be a rookie.

    Comment by Eric Seidman — November 19, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  5. I stand corrected. I did misread the rule. Thank you.

    Comment by Garth Hewitt — December 7, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

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