Posey, Feliz named Rookies of the Year


Buster Posey of the Giants and Neftali Feliz of the Rangers were named the Rookie of the Year in their respective leagues this afternoon. Posey, who racked up a .368 wOBA and 3.9 fWAR in 108 games, narrowly beat out Jason Heyward of the Braves for the award (129-107 voting). Feliz, 2.96 FIP and 1.7 fWAR  in 70 appearances, edged former Yankee farmhand Austin Jackson for the AL crown (122-98). A-Jax received eight first place votes, and no Yankees appeared on the ballot. I’m not even sure who would have been a candidate. Maybe Ivan Nova? Yikes.

Anyway, congrats to Posey and Feliz.

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  1. Tom Zig says:

    Good choices. I’m glad AJax didn’t win, simply because I wouldn’t be able to deal with the zomg cash is teh sux0r posts.

  2. pat says:

    Law was tweeting that three people voted for someone other than Posey or Heyward for NL Roy and one person didn’t have Posey on their ballot at all.

  3. Matt DiBari says:

    I’m just impressed that the BBWAA finally ditched the neon green website

  4. True story: Someone left Posey off his ballot entirely. And somehow Gaby Sanchez got two first place votes while Jaime Garcia received one. It’s awfully hard to take the BBWAA seriously when they pull those sorts of shenanigans. I guess there’s hope for CC’s Cy Young Award yet.

    Meanwhile, I fully expect Jesus Montero to win the 2011 ROY. Hello, high expectations.

  5. bexarama says:

    Heyward and Posey were both on 31/32 ballots. That means someone didn’t vote for one of them on one ballot. Wut

    (Also I pretty firmly believe Heyward should’ve won, and I’m fully expecting someone to bust out the “but the Giants wouldn’t have made the playoffs without him!” explanation to defend voting for Posey over Heyward. But Posey is still a very good choice.)

  6. Spencer says:

    Don’t forget another Yankees farmhand, “Crazy” Jose Tabata also received ROY votes. He did have a good year with the Pirates.

  7. Spencer says:

    True. She is a nut and about 20 years older than him. He also stormed off the Riverdogs and went home one day after striking out.
    But I’d rather have him in the Yankees farm than Damaso Marte on the shelf.

  8. Monteroisdinero says:

    Meh. Posey can’t carry Montero’s jockstrap. Jesus-a man among boys.

  9. bexarama says:

    The guy who didn’t vote for Heyward was from Pittsburgh and voted for Posey, Neil Walker, and Tabata. lol

    • Tom Zig says:

      Reminds me of the 2007 MVP voting. Everyone but 2 Detroit voters voted for A-Rod. Claiming they saw Magglio play every day and he was more valuable than Arod. (not verbatim)

      • Johnny O says:

        Or you have the guys who didn’t vote for Godzilla for ROY because they self-righteously felt they could change the rules.


  10. ROBTEN says:

    Whatever one thinks about the vote, I’m glad to see that the BBWAA is finally recognizing the contribution of zombies by voting for Ike Davis, who just recently turned a youthful 26 years dead.

    (Hopefully the glitch is not fixed in the time it takes to write this.)

  11. Andy_C_23 says:

    Has there ever been a year before where the two ROY winners were from the World Series teams?

  12. Big Stein says:

    Democracy is overrated.

    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

      “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

      Sir Winston Churchill

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