Nova makes Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team

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Baseball America announced their rookie awards yesterday, giving their Rookie of the Year honors to Jeremy Hellickson. Ivan Nova earned one of the five starting pitcher spots on their All-Rookie Team (no subs. req’d), joining Brandon Beachy, Michael Pineda, Vance Worley, and Hellickson. “Viewed as rotation insurance at the outset of the season, Nova ascended to No. 2 starter status behind C.C. Sabathia by the time the playoffs rolled around,” said BA. “He led all rookies with 16 wins during the regular season—New York supported him with 6.7 runs per nine innings—then added one more against the Tigers in the AL Division Series.”

The BBWAA will announce the AL and NL Rookie of their Year awards on November 14th, so still another three weeks away. Nova will undoubtedly get some first place votes, though I’m not sure if he’ll win. He’s definitely a candidate though, the Yankees best since Robinson Cano finished second behind Huston Street in 2005.

Open Thread: Travelin'
Mailbag: Joe Saunders
  • LiterallyFigurative

    Glad to see Nova’s growth from Year 1 to year 2, especially given the heavier workload. He didn’t fade down the stretch, and developed that slider into a big weapon.

    Can’t wait for Year 3 to see him add more polish.

  • Kosmo

    1) Hosmer
    2) Nova
    3) Hellickson
    4) Pineda
    5) Trumbo
    6) Weeks

    • Kosmo

      of course for ROY.

      • Gonzo

        Ackley should be in there somewhere, right?

        • Kosmo

          Not enough ABs IMO.

      • Accent Shallow

        Good, because that would be a lousy rotation.

        • Kosmo


  • Juke Early

    Wow! somebody still mentions wins when referring to a pitcher. MLB trade Rumors really pisses me off with their ahole conceit. Jeremy Hellickson won blah blah blah — no mention of 13 & 10. Nova penalized for the usual suspects syndrome PWY [Pitching While Yankee]. Here we go again. BTW does Fatso Felix get the Cy over Verlander this season? nope. Because luckily all those Starbucks stats can’t match up with Verlander. Wait til next year. . ..

    • FIPster Doofus


  • blah

    You mean how Cano was robbed thanks to saves being easy as hell to accumulate for a pitcher that people have never seen before, not even factoring it’s easy as hell to get 3 outs with one inning to go + up 1/2/3 runs and the other team demoralized and just wanting to hit the showers.

    • William

      Then Mariano is useless, then, right?

      • Rich in NJ

        Leverage…But already you knew that.

        • Rich in NJ

          *you already*

          (runs for more coffee)

    • the Oberamtmann

      It’s not like Street at a K-Rod like year getting saves. He also pitched exceptionally well in the non-saves-counting stats.

  • William

    Hellickson wins ROY, without doubt. If he was pitching for Yanks, he’d win 20 games,

    • gargoyle

      And not win ROY.

  • nsalem

    Wins don’t mean anything and neither does pitching well when your team has a lead.

    • 7commerce

      Nsalem, u are kidding about wins…yes?

  • Jumpin’ Jack Swisher (formerly Jorge)

    Let’s see……which rookie was good enough to be the Game 2 starter for his team (wound up pitching Game 1) in the ALDS? Right. Nova for ROY.

  • BK2ATL

    Congrats to Nova!!!!!

    I love seeing our young guys make it in NYC. Looking forward to continual improvement as well. He can be very good for us as a mid-rotation starter for a long time.