Major League Baseball has their annual awards and so does SportsBlogs Nation. At the end of the season, every SBNation blogger casted a vote for every category. I voted and so did Allen.
The results are tallied and today we present the American League Rookie of the Year award. The winner is everyone's favorite scrappy player, Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia:
Here is how the voting broke down:
Glad to see Pedroia winning the award. I know both myself and Allen voted for him for first place. However, I'm kind of shocked that Hideki Okajima placed so low. Yeah, he is a reliever but he was really dominant this year. He was one of the best set-up men in all of baseball.
National League Rookie of the Year results are out, also. The winner in the NL is the slugging third baseman for the Brewers Ryan Braun. It wasn't as clear cut a victory for Braun as it was for Pedroia, but he still got the votes necessary. Here's how it broke down:
It'll be interesting to see how Braun hits next year. There's a good crop of young players in the NL that all could have won previous NL Rookie of the Year awards.
Agree or disagree with the voting? What do you have to say?