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Joc Pederson receives one 3rd-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year

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LOS ANGELES -- Joc Pederson finished tied for sixth in 2015 National League Rookie of the Year voting, announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Monday afternoon.

Pederson received just one third-place vote on the 30 ballots (three names per ballot, points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis), coming from Marcos Enrique Hernandez of Agence France-Presse, representing the Miami BBWAA chapter.

The Dodgers center fielder hit .210/.346/.417 with 26 home runs and 92 walks in 151 games. His home runs were the second-most by a Dodgers rookie (Mike Piazza hit 35 in 1993), and his walks were the third-highest by a Dodgers rookie, behind Jim Gilliam (100 in 1953) and Billy Grabarkewitz (95 in 1970).

Pederson is the first Dodger to receive Rookie of the Year votes since 2013, when Yasiel Puig finished second and Hyun-jin Ryu finished fourth.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant won the award unanimously, receiving all 30 first-place votes, with Giants third baseman Matt Duffy finishing second and Pirates infielder Jung-ho Kang placing third.

Just for fun, these were stats through June 30:

  • Pederson: .244/.384/.527, 20 HR, 12 2B, 45 R, 38 RBI, 55 BB, 94 K in 324 PA
  • Bryant: .275/.381/.466, 10 HR, 13 2B, 41 R, 43 RBI, 40 BB, 87 K in 294 PA

But since baseball plays six months and not three, Pederson ended up far behind Bryant at the end of the year.