Monday, November 14, 2011

Rookies of the Year

The start of the MLB award season started today with the Rookies of the Year being chosen in the respective leagues. 
Braves' closer Craig Kimbrel was named NL Rookie of the Year earlier today. He was a unanimous selection, receiving all 32 first place votes. Kimbrel finished with a 2.10 ERA and shared the NL lead in saves (46) with the Brewers' John Axeford. Kimbrel's teammate Freddie Freeman finished second in the voting and the Phils' Vance Worely rounded out the top three.
Rays' starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has been voted as the AL Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers of America. He led all Major League rookies in ERA, innings and opponent's batting average. The Angels' Mark Trumbo and the Royals' Eric Hosmer finished second and third, respectively.
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