A’s pitcher Andrew Bailey and Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan are the AL and NL Rookies of the Year.
UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: Here’s the breakdown of the AL balloting (1st-2nd-3rd place votes – total points):
Andrew Bailey, Oakland Athletics (13-6-5 — 88 points)
Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers (8-6-7 — 65 points)
Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers (7-8-5 — 64 points)
Jeff Niemann, Tampa Bay Rays (0-5-6 — 21 points)
Gordon Beckham, Chicago White Sox (0-2-4 — 10 points)
Brett Anderson, Oakland Athletics (0-1-1 — 4 points)
And here’s the breakdown of the NL ballotting:
Chris Coghlan, Florida Marlins (17-6-2 — 105 points)
J.A. Happ, Philadelphia Phillies (10-11-11 — 94 points)
Tommy Hanson, Atlanta Braves (2-6-9 — 37 points)
Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates (2-5-0 — 25 points)
Casey McGehee, Milwaukee Brewers (1-3-4 – 18 points)
Randy Wells, Chicago Cubs (0-1-0 — 3 points)
Garret Jones, Pittsburgh Pirates (0-0-2 — 2 points)
Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres (0-0-1 — 1 point)
Dexter Fowler, Colorado Rockies (0-0-1 — 1 point)
Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks (0-0-1 — 1 point)
Colby Rasmus, St. Louis Cardinals (0-0-1 — 1 point)
UPDATE, 2:12 p.m.: Well, 1-for-2 for me in predictions so far. I’m not surprised by Bailey’s win since he did have a great season, but if it was going to go to a pitcher, I think what Porcello did as a starter was more impressive. Still, you can’t knock 26 saves and a 1.89 ERA — Bailey had a great year.
As for the NL, it was interesting to see such a large gap from the top two (Coghlan and Happ) to the third-place finisher, as well as the sheer number of players who got votes. I thought Hanson deserved more votes, but that’s me. Coghlan certainly looks like a stud.
As a reminder, these awards are voted on by members of the BBWAA, with two writers from each city being assigned to each award. I did not vote this year; Pete voted for, I believe, the AL MVP, and he kept his vote since he left so close to the end of the season. Check back in a little while for anything interesting out of the conference calls with the winners.