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2011 SB Nation Rookie of the Year Award Winners

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All week we'll be announcing the results of our SB Nation Baseball Award Winners. We followed the same format as the "real" BBWAA system, with each team blog getting two ballots. Following that system, I only voted on AL awards.

The Rookie of the Year voting probably has the most interest for you, as our Eric Hosmer emerged as a serious candidate. Alas, he came up short. Here are the American League results:

Num Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1 Michael Pineda 9 4 3 60
2 Eric Hosmer 5 4 3 40
3 Jeremy Hellickson 4 5 4 39
4 Dustin Ackley 1 5 3 23
5 Ivan Nova 5 5 20
6 Alexi Ogando 2 1 13
7 Mark Trumbo 1 3 8
8 Desmond Jennings 1 2 7
9 Brett Lawrie 1 1 6

 

I voted 1) Pineda, 2) Ackley, 3) Hosmer. I think I'd rather have Hosmer over the two Mariners I voted above him, but in 2011, I think Hosmer was the third best. Ackley-Hosmer 2/3 is definitely debatable, basically the difference is in the UZR numbers and in positional value. I take both of those seriously. However, Ackley played just 90 games. If I had to vote again, I'd probably switch them.

If you are curious, here are the NL results:

Num Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1 Craig Kimbrel 22 4 2 124
2 Danny Espinosa 4 6 8 46
3 Freddie Freeman 8 3 27
4 Vance Worley 1 5 3 23
5 Wilson Ramos 1 2 5 16
6 Brandon Beachy 1 4 7
7 Corey Luebke 1 3
8 Lucas Duda 1 3
9 Mark Melancon 1 1
10 Allen Craig 1 1
11 Kenley Jansen 1 1

Kenley Jansen is a baseball player and not a 16 year old high school girl in California? Odd.