The votes are in and Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Harris was named as the recipient of the 2022 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award for the National League. Harris captured 22 of 30 first place votes to win the award. Spencer Strider received eight first-place votes and finished second.
Harris made his major league debut on May 28 as he made the surprising jump from Double A. His arrival solidified Atlanta’s outfield defense and he led the Braves with +7 Outs Above Average per Baseball Savant. While Harris’ defense prowess was well known, he shattered all expectations at the plate hitting .297/.339/.514 with a 136 wRC+. He hit 19 home runs and stole 20 bases coming just one homer shy of being the second NL rookie with a 20 homer, 20 stolen base season.