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The Rookie Triple Crown

It's Saturday and on Saturday we check the status of the Rookie Triple Crown.

Uggla has lost some ground in his pursuit of the mythical honor.  The batting average has slipped a bit due to his recent 2 for 16 at the plate.  In the home run department he is one closer to Fielder and he dropped 3 RBI to Zimmerman.

Willingham has tied Uggla for second place on the rookie home run list and Jacobs is slowly but diligently catching up.

When Jacobs hits his 20th home run, and he will, the Marlins will become the second team in Major League history to have 3 rookies hit 20+ home runs in the same season.  The only other team to have three was the 1982 Twins.

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