The 24 year-old Coghlan beat out Phillies lefty J.A. Happ by just 11 points for top NL rookie honours. Rounding out the top five were Atlanta pitcher Tommy Hanson, Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen (Baseball America's Rookie of the Year) and Brewers infielder Casey McGehee.
Coghlan batted .321/.390/.460 with 31 doubles, six triples, nine homers and 47 RBI while stealing eight bases and scoring 84 runs. The left-handed hitter from Port Harbor, Florida had his way with the Jays during their interleague series at Rogers Centre in June. He went 7-for-14 with three doubles, two walks and an RBI to help the Fish complete a three-game sweep.