Braves’ Craig Kimbrel, Rays’ Jeremy Hellickson named AL, NL Rookies of the Year

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson received high honors for their outstanding first full seasons in the Major Leagues on Monday, as they were named the winners of this year’s Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards.

Kimbrel, 23, won the National League’s award in a unanimous decision, receiving all 32 first-place votes cast by two writers in each league city. He was the 10th NL player to win the award unanimously and the 17th overall.

Hellickson joined teammate Evan Longoria to become the second player in Tampa Bay team history to be recognized as the American League’s top rookie. He received 17 of 28 first-place votes for 102 points. Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo received five first-place votes and finished second with 63 points. Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was third with 38 points and Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova was fourth with 30.

via Braves’ Craig Kimbrel, Rays’ Jeremy Hellickson named AL, NL Rookies of the Year | MLB.com: News.

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