It is nearly that time of the year for baseball awards season, when for some reason the Baseball Writers Association of America waits more than two weeks after the season is over before announcing their awards. The final award this year is National League Most Valuable Player which will be awarded on Tuesday, November 22, a full 26 days after the day Game 7 of the World Series was scheduled.
The BBWAA won't begin announcing their awards until next Monday, but the SB Nation awards come this week. Various baseball writers around the network voted on these awards: 28 for the National League and 24 for the American League.
Up first are both SB Nation rookie of the year awards. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves won the National League award pretty handily, while Michael Pineda of the Seattle Mariners took home American League honors. Here are the results:
|SB Nation National League Rookie of the Year|
Kenley Jansen picked up a single third place vote, and it didn't come from me or Phil Gurnee. Andrew Martin, friend of True Blue LA from Purple Row, gave Jansen his lone vote, and Jansen finished tied for ninth.
Our ballots were like so:
- Me: Kimbrel, Worley, Espinosa
- Phil: Kimbrel, Duda, Freeman
Here are the American League results:
|SB Nation American League Rookie of the Year|
Points were awarded as follows: five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote, and one point for a third place vote.