Marlins’ Jose Fernandez Named National League Rookie of the Year
Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins 21-year old pitching phenom, took home National League Rookie of the Year honors on Monday afternoon. Fernandez, who wowed the baseball world in 2013 with a 12-6 record, 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172 2/3 IP for the Marlins, beat out the Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig and the St. Louis Cardinals Shelby Miller to take home the title.
According to the BBWAA website, Fernandez received 26 first-place votes and four second-place votes to emerge victorious with 142 points. Puig finished second, racking up four first-place votes and 25 second-place votes (95 points overall), while Miller picked up on second-place vote and nine third-place tallies (12 total points). The Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu finished fourth in voting with 10 third-placed votes overall.
Other notable rookies on the final list: Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves (seven votes), Jedd Gyorko of the San Diego Padres (two votes), Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies (two votes) and Evan Gattis of the Braves (one vote).
MLB will continue rolling out its major award announcements over the next couple of days, with special programming airing on MLB Network at 6 PM EST each night.
Here is a schedule of what to expect and the nominees for each category.
Tuesday: Manager of the Year
Wednesday: Cy Young Awards
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