Rookie of the Year, 1995 – Jessica Alba. The New Adventures of Flipper.
The former #1 overall pick by Nickelodeon, network execs loved her raw ability and her ethnic diversity. Scouts raved about her potential when she was a September call up in 1994 for a cup of coffee on The Secret World of Alex Mack. She showed tremendous poise during her brief stint on the scene, and Flipper traded an actress to be named later and cash considerations to land the coveted prospect.
In 2005, Alba’s contract year, she finally came into her prime:
Apparently, Steve Philips was Nickelodeon’s GM. What an awful trade that was.