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Myers named American League Rookie of the Year

Myers named American League Rookie of the Year

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Rays outfielder Wil Myers capped a sweep of the postseason rookie award by winning the American League Rookie of the Year.

by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE

He may have arrived later than most rookies, but outfielder Wil Myers' 88 games with Tampa Bay were enough to net him the big prize for first-year players.

Myers was named the American League Rookie of the Year Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America, besting both teammate Chris Archer and Detroit shortsop Jose Iglesias.

The 22-year-old hit .293 / .354 / .478 with 13 home runs and a AL rookie-best 53 RBI.  Iglesias led American League rookies with a .303 batting average with 3 homers and 29 RBI in 109 games played.  Archer, 25, finished the year 9-7 with a 3.22 earned run average in 23 big-league starts.

Myers previously was named the Top American League Rookie by The Sporting News in October, and also won the MLB Players Choice Award for Outstanding Rookie in the American League last week, beating out both Archer and Iglesias for each award.

Final voting (1st - 2nd - 3rd): Total points

1) Tampa Bay OF Wil Myers (23 - 5 - 1): 131 pts.
2) Boston / Detroit SS Jose Iglesias (5 - 17 - 4): 80 pts.
3) Tampa Bay RHP Chris Archer (1 - 5 - 15): 35 pts.
4) Oakland RHP Dan Straily (1 - 2 -4): 15 pts.
5) Los Angeles Angels OF J.B. Schuck (0 - 1 - 1): 4 pts.
6) Cleveland RHP Cody Allen (0 - 0 - 2): 2 pts.
7) Texas LHP Martin Perez (0 - 0 - 2): 2 pts.
8) Kansas City OF David Lough (0 - 0 - 1): 1 pts.

Wil Myers, Rays2351131 Jose Iglesias, Red Sox/Tigers517480 Chris Archer, Rays151535 Dan Straily, Athletics12415 J.B. Shuck, Angels114 Cody Allen, Indians22 Martin Perez, Rangers22 David Lough, Royals11 - See more at: http://bbwaa.com/13-al-roy/#sthash.T4WUZE8B.dpuf
Wil Myers, Rays2351131 Jose Iglesias, Red Sox/Tigers517480 Chris Archer, Rays151535 Dan Straily, Athletics12415 J.B. Shuck, Angels114 Cody Allen, Indians22 Martin Perez, Rangers22 David Lough, Royals11 - See more at: http://bbwaa.com/13-al-roy/#sthash.T4WUZE8B.dpuf
 

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