Kris Bryant Joins Exclusive Club In Rookie Year

Presumptive National League Rookie of the Year Kris Byrant fell just short of two milestones in 2015 – 100 RBI and 200 strikeouts.

Bryant, who apparently doesn’t like round numbers, drove in 99 runs while striking out 199 times – the only rookie in baseball history to strike out more than 190 times while driving in more than 90 runs.

In fact, Bryant is one of just six players to accomplish the feat. As you see below, Adam Dunn is the king of the 90-190 club (four times), followed by Ryan Howard (three times). Two of the 13 seasons occurred this year – with Orioles slugger Chris Davis joining Bryant.

Rk Player RBI SO Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR BB BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Adam Dunn 92 194 2006 26 CIN NL 160 683 561 99 131 24 0 40 112 .234 .365 .490 .855
2 Ryan Howard 95 190 2014 34 PHI NL 153 648 569 65 127 18 1 23 67 .223 .310 .380 .690
3 Adam Dunn 96 222 2012 32 CHW AL 151 649 539 87 110 19 0 41 105 .204 .333 .468 .800
4 Mark Reynolds 97 204 2008 24 ARI NL 152 613 539 87 129 28 3 28 64 .239 .320 .458 .779
5 Kris Bryant 99 199 2015 23 CHC NL 151 650 559 87 154 31 5 26 77 .275 .369 .488 .858
6 Mark Reynolds 102 223 2009 25 ARI NL 155 662 578 98 150 30 1 44 76 .260 .349 .543 .892
7 Adam Dunn 102 195 2004 24 CIN NL 161 681 568 105 151 34 0 46 108 .266 .388 .569 .956
8 Adam Dunn 103 199 2010 30 WSN NL 158 648 558 85 145 36 2 38 77 .260 .356 .536 .892
9 Curtis Granderson 106 195 2012 31 NYY AL 160 684 596 102 138 18 4 43 75 .232 .319 .492 .811
10 Chris Davis 117 208 2015 29 BAL AL 160 670 573 100 150 31 0 47 84 .262 .361 .562 .923
11 Ryan Howard 136 199 2007 27 PHI NL 144 648 529 94 142 26 0 47 107 .268 .392 .584 .976
12 Chris Davis 138 199 2013 27 BAL AL 160 673 584 103 167 42 1 53 72 .286 .370 .634 1.004
13 Ryan Howard 146 199 2008 28 PHI NL 162 700 610 105 153 26 4 48 81 .251 .339 .543 .881

All 13 seasons in the 90-190 club have occurred since 2004.

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