As you know by now, Brian Matusz came in tied for 5th in the 2010 AL Rookie of the Year voting. Not that it matters much but Matusz probably deserved better.
I don't care too much about the postseason awards but wanted to chime in on Matusz's behalf in regards to his value over the other candidates. WAR rankings of the seven rookies to appear on the ballot
WAR (Baseball-Reference.com) WAR (Fangraphs.com) Brian Matusz 3.1 2.7 Austin Jackson 2.5 3.8 Danny Valencia 2.5 2.7 Neftali Feliz 2.4 1.7 John Jaso 2.4 2.5 Wade Davis 1.8 0.8 Brennan Boesch 1.3 0.6
Matusz was right up there with Austin Jackson as the best rookie in the American League with a nod to Twins SS Danny Valencia as well.
In addition, Matusz finished the season strong. His numbers for August and September:
IP BB K HR ERA FIP W-L Matusz 62.0 16 52 5 2.18 3.34 10-1
Awards aside, I'll take Brian Matusz over Netali Feliz seven days a week. His future looks brighter and he's already more valuable.