Bryant And Correa Named Rookie Of The Year Winners
The 2015 baseball season was known as the “Year of the Rookie” as some of the best prospects in the game made their Major League debut and an impact that won’t soon be forgotten so, naming just one Rookie of the Year per league seemed like a difficult task. On Monday night Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was crowned the National League Rookie of the Year and Houston Astros’ shortstop Carlos Correa was named the American League Rookie of the Year.
Voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, Correa edged out Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians whereas Bryant was a unanimous winner in the National League over Matt Duffy of the San Francisco Giants, making it only the sixth time a rookie unanimously won the title in the National League.
Both Correa and Bryant led their clubs to the postseason and most interestingly enough, Bryant didn’t receive his promotion until April 17th and Correa started the 2015 with Double-A Corpus Christi before being promoted on June 8th.
The 23-year-old Bryant hit .275 with twenty-six homers this season with 99 RBIs , leading all rookies in runs batted in, runs scored with 87 and doubles with 31.
The now 21-year-old Correa, (20 at the time of his callup) who was the youngest position player in the MLB this season, hit .279 on the season with 22 homeruns, 14 stolen bases, and scored 52 runs.
Up Next:Tuesday night the Manager of the Year Honors will be announced at 6:00pm.