This afternoon the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced the winners of the Rookie of the Year Award. Our Eric Hosmer finished third in the voting. The winner was Jeremy Hellickson of the Rays. Mark Trumbo, who played a lot, finished second.
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Hosmer, who made his debut at age 21, was ranked the #8 prospect in baseball prior to the season by Baseball America.
Hosmer received 4 first place votes, the third most of any candidate. The Hos also garnered 4 second place votes and 5 votes for third. Hellickson received 17 first place votes. Last week, when SB Nation bloggers voted, Hosmer finished second, behind Michael Pineda. The Mariner rookie finished a surprising 5th in the "real" balloting however.