MLB handed out some of the end-of-the-season awards in recent days to players who earned them.
Among those recognized was Atlanta Braves young outfielder Michael Harris II.
The reigning National League Rookie of the Year took some pictures with his much-deserved Jackie Robinson award.
Needless to say, he looked slick and cool in the process.
Our Rookie of the Year 💸 pic.twitter.com/H0JVJxZVOY
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 29, 2023
Harris edged out his talented teammate Spencer Strider and St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Brendan Donovan to get the award.
It will look extremely good in his house and it will remind him that the work he put in to improve paid off big time.
Harris, who is still just 21 years old and with some of his best years ahead of him, hit a robust .297/.339/.514 with 19 home runs and a 136 wRC+ (100 is considered league average performance with the bat) in year one.
He also scored 75 runs, drove in 64, and stole 20 bases for the Braves in 2022.
Perhaps more impressively, he manned center field like a seasoned pro in Atlanta.
He earned eight Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and seven Outs Above Average (OAA), stats that prove his defensive talent.
Overall, he put a 4.8-WAR season as a rookie, which is amazing.
Since nobody is perfect, however, there are things in which Harris can definitely improve.
His plate discipline is one of them.
With a low 4.8% walk rate and a rather high 24.3% strikeout rate, he was a bit vulnerable.
Laying off the bad pitches and taking advantage of hittable strikes is the right path towards a successful, long career.
He is certainly talented enough to make adjustments and be the best version of himself he can be.NEXT: Marcus Stroman Applauds Ronald Acuna Jr. For A Celebration