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SBN Awards: Bryce Harper easily wins NL Rookie of the Year

Washington Nationals outfield phenom Bryce Harper, who made his major league debut at Dodger Stadium on Apr. 28, was voted by SB Nation baseball writers as the top rookie in the National League.


Welcome to awards week in MLB, when the BBWAA will announce their four major annual honors over the next four days. In accordance, SB Nation baseball writers have voted on our own awards as well, and we begin with National League Rookie of the Year.

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals easily won the National League ROY, capturing 26 of 35 first-place votes, outpacing starting pitcher Wade Miley of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Harper put together one of the best seasons by a 19-year old in recent memory, as he hit .270/.340/.477 with 22 home runs, 18 stolen bases, 57 extra-base hits and 98 runs scored in 139 games. He made his major league debut at Dodger Stadium on Apr. 28.

Mike Trout of the Angels unanimously won the SBN American League Rookie of the Year, as he garnered all 26 first-place votes.

Craig Minami and I submitted ballots for the National League SBN Awards. Here were our choices for NL ROY:

  • Me: Harper, Miley, Norichika Aoki
  • Craig: Harper, Miley, Todd Frazier

Here are the full NL voting results:

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Bryce Harper Washington Nationals 26 9 157
Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks 8 21 5 108
Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds 1 4 9 26
Norichika Aoki Milwaukee Brewers 14 14
Zack Cozart Cincinnati Reds 1 2 5
Andrelton Simmons Atlanta Braves 1 1
Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs 1 1
Lucas Harrell Houston Astros 1 1
Mike Fiers Milwaukee Brewers 1 1
Yasmani Grandal San Diego Padres 1 1