Atlanta Braves Outfielder Jason Heyward Beaten Out By Buster Posey For NL Rookie Of The Year

Something tells me that Jason Heyward and Buster Posey are going to be fighting it out for postseason awards for years to come.

The saga of Jason Heyward and Buster Posey continued today, as Posey edged out Heyward for the National League Rookie of the Year.

Their history together started five years ago when they squared off against each other in the Georgia 4-A State Championships. They were constantly compared to one another when their teams squared off again in the 2010 Major League postseason.

Three voters in the NL did not vote for either Posey or Heyward as ROY, this is potentially unjustifiable. Here are the results:

Rookie 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 20 9 2 129
Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves 9 20 2 107
Jaime Garcia, St. Louis Cardinals 1 1 16 24
Gaby Sanchez, Florida Marlins 2 1 5 18
Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 3
Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs 3 3
Ike Davis, New York Mets 2 2
Jose Tabata, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 1
Jonny Venters, Atlanta Braves 1 1

Here is a comparison of their rookie year stats:


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Jason Heyward 142 520 83 144 29 5 18 72 91 128 11 6 .277 .393 .456


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Buster Posey 108 406 58 124 23 2 18 67 30 55 0 2 .305 .357 .505


Earlier this off-season Heyward beat out Posey for Baseball America's Rookie of the Year award.

Rookie reliever Jonny Venters received one vote for ROY... thank you Atlanta writer.

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