Marlins’ Fernandez Wins NL Rookie of Year Award Over Yasiel PuigRob Gloster
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was voted the National League Rookie of the Year over Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig after both Cuban players had breakout debut seasons in Major League Baseball.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was the third NL rookie finalist in voting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Tampa Bay outfielder Wil Myers was selected as the American League’s top rookie, becoming the third Rays player in the last six seasons to win the award. Myers finished ahead of Rays pitcher Chris Archer and Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias.
The rest of MLB’s top honors -- Most Valuable Player, Manager of the Year and the Cy Young Award given to pitchers -- will be announced later this week.