Every year the bloggers and members of the SBN baseball blog community get together and do our own BWAA-style voting for all of the major awards. This year they have chosen the Atlanta Braves rookie starting pitcher Tommy Hanson as the SBN NL Rookie of the Year. This, despite neither of the two Atlanta votes going his way. Perhaps our voters were being too cautious, or not wanting to put too much pressure on our young hurler. The reality is that Hanson is by far the better major league prospect on this list, with McCutchen probably a close second, and that may have swayed some voters despite Hanson only spending half a season in the big leagues. I find it interesting that four different rookies got a substantial number of first place votes. Here are the results:
|1||Tommy Hanson||Atlanta Braves||9||9||6||78|
|2||J.A. Happ||Philadelphia Phillies||6||9||7||64|
|3||Andrew McCutchen||Pittsburgh Pirates||8||3||5||54|
|4||Chris Coghlan||Florida Marlins||7||5||4||54|
|5||Dexter Fowler||Colorado Rockies||-||3||1||10|
|6||Randy Wells||Chicago Cubs||-||-||6||6|
|7||Garrett Jones||Pittsburgh Pirates||1||-||-||5|
|8||Casey McGehee||Milwaukee Brewers||-||1||2||5|
|9||Seth Smith||Colorado Rockies||-||1||-||3|
The real Rookie of the Year awards will be announced next week.
The SBN NL Cy Young will be tomorrow and Atlanta has several hurlers that should get some votes.
The AL results are after the jump.
|1||Elvis Andrus||Texas Rangers||6||9||6||63|
|2||Andrew Bailey||Oakland Athletics||11||1||3||61|
|3||Jeff Niemann||Tampa Bay Rays||3||5||3||33|
|4||Rick Porcello||Detroit Tigers||2||7||2||33|
|5||Brett Anderson||Oakland Athletics||5||1||3||31|
|6||Gordon Beckham||Chicago White Sox||1||2||8||19|
|7||Nolan Reimold||Baltimore Orioles||1||-||1||6|
|8||Matt Wieters||Baltimore Orioles||-||1||3||6|
|9||Brad Bergesen||Baltimore Orioles||-||1||-||3|
|10||Ricky Romero||Toronto Blue Jays||-||1||-||3|
|11||Travis Snider||Toronto Blue Jays||-||1||-||3|