Late Monday afternoon, the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce its choices for Rookie of the Year.
Seager received 173 first-place votes (97.74%) and 875 points while being named on all 177 ballots. Others receiving first-place votes include Trevor Story (2) and Trea Turner (1). Turner finished second, Story third.
Fulmer received 101 first-place votes (57.39%) and 662 points while being named on 156 of 176 ballots (88.14%). Others receiving first-place votes include Gary Sanchez (58), Nomar Mazara (7) and Tyler Naquin (5). Sanchez finished second, Naquin third.
I posted my choices for Reliever of the Year in Sunday’s IBWAA post. Frankly, having looked again over the available choices and mine, I didn’t do a very good job on that particular ballot. Mea culpa.
Herewith my selections for Rookie of the Year, which I think are much more reasonable:
NL: Seager, Turner, Story
AL: Fulmer, Sanchez, Max Kepler
We’ll have the BBWAA results here later today. Manager of the Year awards will be announced Tuesday.