Monday, November 12, 2007

Way to Go, Dusty

Dustin Pedroia was indeed voted the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year today, and it wasn't at all close. Here is the official vote:

2007 AL Rookie of the Year Voting
Player, Club 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Dustin Pedroia, BOS 24 4
Delmon Young, TB 3 12 5 56
Brian Bannister, KC 1 8 7 36
Daisuke Matsuzaka, BOS
2 6 12
Reggie Willits, LAA
2 5 11
Hideki Okajima, BOS

3 3
Josh Fields, CWS

1 1
Joakim Soria, KC

1 1

Dustin becomes the sixth Red Sox player to win the Rookie of the Year Award. Past winners were: Nomar Garciaparra (1997), Fred Lynn (1975), Carlton Fisk (1972), Don Schwall (1961) and Walt Dropo (1950).

Ryan Braun won the NL Rookie of the Year today, and beat out Troy Tulowitzki by a slim two points. He was brought up on May 25 and hit an amazing 34 home runs. Well done.

As for Pedroia, not bad for a guy who was hitting .180 on May 1, and played the final two months with a broken hamate bone. Congratulations, Dustin. You earned it.


Jeff Faria said...

Hmm. If you're gonna vote for a rookie Japanese Red Sox pitcher, as some of these guys obviously did, how on Earth does Dice-K get MORE votes than Okajima??

The Omnipotent Q said...

Neither should get ANY votes, as they aren't rookies.

It would be like David Beckham getting votes as Rookie of the Year in MLS. Totally ridiculous.

MLB should amend the rules that veteran Japanese players are ineligible for the award.