Myers, Fernandez Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

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Reuters
Outfielder Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays was named American League Rookie of the Year and pitcher Jose Fernandez won National League honors, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

Myers, Fernandez Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

Outfielder Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays was named American League Rookie of the Year and pitcher Jose Fernandez won National League honors, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

The 22-year-old Myers, acquired before the season in a trade with the Royals for pitching ace James Shields, lived up to expectations with Tampa as he batted .293 with 13 home runs and 53 runs batted in after being called up in mid-season.

Myers finished ahead of Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias and Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting.

The hard-throwing Fernandez, a 21-year-old native of Cuba, won NL Rookie honors over Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Cardinals right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller.

Fernandez posted a 12-6 record and his 2.19 earned run average was second in the National League to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw's 1.83.