November 15, 2010

Best Rookies Of 2010 (BBWAA & BBA)

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the 2010 Rookies of the Year today (1st place votes in parenthesis).

American League
                           1st  2nd  3rd   Pts
1. Neftali Feliz, Rangers 20 7 1 122
2. Austin Jackson, Tigers 8 19 1 98
3. Danny Valencia, Twins 1 9 12
4. Wade Davis, Rays 11 11
5. John Jaso, Rays 1 3
6. Brennan Boesch, Tigers 3 3
7. Brian Matusz, Orioles 3 3
National League
                           1st  2nd  3rd   Pts
1. Buster Posey, Giants 20 9 2 129
2. Jason Heyward, Atlanta 9 20 2 107
3. Jaime Garcia, Cardinals 1 1 16 24
4. Gaby Sanchez, Marlins 2 1 5 18
5. Neil Walker, Pirates 1 3
6. Starlin Castro, Cubs 3 3
7. Ike Davis, Mets 2 2
8. Jose Tabata, Pirates 1 1
9. Jonny Venters, Atlanta 1 1
Example
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance, of which I am a member, have similar awards. Results for the BBA's Willie Mays Award:

American League
                           1st votes  Pts
1. Neftali Feliz, Texas 18 102
2. Austin Jackson, Detroit 6 78
3. Danny Valencia, Minnesota 16
4. Brian Matusz, Baltimore 1 12
5. Brennan Boesch, Detroit 11
6. Wade Davis, Tampa Bay 3
7. John Jaso, Tampa Bay 3
National League
                           1st votes  Pts
1. Buster Posey, Giants 15 103
2. Jason Heyward, Atlanta 10 86
3. Jaime Garcia, Cardinals 20
4. Starlin Castro, Cubs 7
5. Ike Davis, Mets 7
6. Gaby Sanchez, Marlins 1 6
7. Tyler Colvin, Cubs 2
8. Mike Stanton, Marlins 2
9. Neil Walker, Pirates 2
My AL ballot:
1. Neftali Felix, Rangers
2. Austin Jackson, Tigers
3. Danny Valencia, Twins
Wow, no differences whatsoever! (In fact, both the BBWAA and BBA voters had Feliz beat Jackson by 24 points!) I doubt that consensus will continue.

3 comments:

redsock said...

Note that Posey and Heyward were named on only 31 of the 32 ballots.

Neyer: "One of the voters was Yasushi Kikuchi, of the Kyodo News. He had Sanchez first, and left off Posey. Based purely on playing time, you can almost see it. The other voter was Dejan Kovacevic, who had Posey first, followed by two Pirates. It doesn't even matter which Pirates."

Looks like they were Neil Walker and Jose Tabata.

Cardinal70 said...

Last year, the BBA and the BBWAA agreed on all but one award--we gave the ROY to Andrew McCutchen, they gave it to Chris Coglan.

I don't think there is a lot of debate on the rest of the awards, so I'd be surprised if there were any differences.

Patrick said...

I see some room for debate over Pujols and Votto for NL MVP.

I want Pujols to win to just add to his legacy (plus there isn't a big enough gap between him and anyone else where it would seem unearned).