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Wil Myers, Jose Fernandez win Rookie of the Year awards
Tampa Bay Rays rightfielder Wil Myers and Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were named the American League and National League rookies of the year, respectively, on Monday.
Myers finished with 23 of 30 first-place votes among two other finalists in the AL, teammate Chris Archer and Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias.
In the final vote in the NL, Fernandez had 26 first-place votes to beat out Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller.
Myers hit .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs, which led all rookies, in 88 games with the Rays. The 22-year-old was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the 2009 amateur draft. The Royals traded him to the Rays as part of the deal for pitcher James Shields in December 2012. Myers is the Rays' third Rookie of the Year winner in the past six years (Evan Longoria in 2008 and Jeremy Hellickson in 2011).
Fernandez went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA, the second-best in the league to only Clayton Kershaw, and 187 strikeouts in his debut season. The 20-year-old righthander also led the majors with just 5.786 hits allowed per nine innings pitched. Fernandez was the lone Marlins’ representative at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field.
Members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America voted on the award.