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2009 SBN Baseball Awards: Rookies of the Year

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In the next installment for SBN Baseball's end of the year awards, I present to you the AL and NL ballots. First, let me recap who Purple Row chose for its award winners. In the AL, our voting gave first place to two Oakland A's pitchers, Brett Anderson and Andrew Bailey. Gordon Beckham finished third. In the NL, Marlins OF Chris Coghlan took first place in a close competition with Andrew McCutchen. Tommy Hanson finished third.

SBN Baseball voting did not follow suit. The AL winner appeared on only one ballot, and the NL appeared above but was not PR's winner. Join me after the jump.

The AL results:

Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers 6 9 6 63
2 Andrew Bailey Oakland Athletics 11 1 3 61
3 Jeff Niemann Tampa Bay Rays 3 5 3 33
4 Rick Porcello Detroit Tigers 2 7 2 33
5 Brett Anderson Oakland Athletics 5 1 3 31
6 Gordon Beckham Chicago White Sox 1 2 8 19
7 Nolan Reimold Baltimore Orioles 1 - 1 6
8 Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles - 1 3 6
9 Brad Bergesen Baltimore Orioles - 1 - 3
10 Ricky Romero Toronto Blue Jays - 1 - 3
11 Travis Snider Toronto Blue Jays - 1 - 3

Elvis Andrus appeared on Jabberwocky's ballot, and 21 SBN AL bloggers put him on their ballots. It was a close vote, as Andrew Bailey received as many first place votes as the first-, third-, and fourth-place finishers did combined. Brett Anderson had one less first-place vote than Andrus did, and he finished in fifth place!

Here are the NL results:

Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Tommy Hanson Atlanta Braves 9 9 6 78
2 J.A. Happ Philadelphia Phillies 6 9 7 64
3 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates 8 3 5 54
4 Chris Coghlan Florida Marlins 7 5 4 54
5 Dexter Fowler Colorado Rockies - 3 1 10
6 Randy Wells Chicago Cubs - - 6 6
7 Garrett Jones Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - - 5
8 Casey McGehee Milwaukee Brewers - 1 2 5
9 Seth Smith Colorado Rockies - 1 - 3

Purple Row's NL Rookie of the Year tied for third with Purple Row's second-place rookie in the SBN NL voting. Yet it was Purple Row's third-place winner who took home the SBN NL Rookie of the Year hardware (we don't actually have hardware to give away--yet).

I account for that Fowler third-place vote as I submitted the same ballot during SBN voting. Did one of the Pirates' bloggers give his first-place vote to Garrett Jones? I'm still trying to find out what a Casey McGehee is, and who gave that vote to Mr. Late Night?