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Rookies of the Year: Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers

November 11, 2013 • National News


FILE – In this July 16, 2013 file photo, National League’s Jose Fernandez, of the Miami Marlins, pitches during the sixth inning of the All-Star baseball game, in New York. Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays have been selected baseball’s Rookies of the Year. Fernandez stood out in a deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel in results revealed Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Fernandez arrived early. Wil Myers made it big after a blockbuster trade.

Neither one needed much time to create a splash, and together they brought both Rookie of the Year awards back to Florida.

Fernandez stood out in a very deep National League class this season, and the precocious Miami Marlins pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel in results announced Monday.

Myers won the American League prize after the Tampa Bay slugger put up impressive offensive numbers in barely half a season. The right fielder was chosen first on 23 of 30 ballots, beating out Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias and Rays teammate Chris Archer.

“Honestly, when I was called up that didn’t even cross my mind. As the season went on I could see I would have a chance,” Myers said on a conference call from his North Carolina home. “To be able to win is just a huge honor and I’m very excited Login to read more

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