The MLB announced Monday (Nov. 10) evening that the New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, 26, is the recipient of the National League Rookie of the Year.
Voting is conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America and deGrom received 26 of 30 first-place votes.
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton and St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong finished second and third.
DeGrom was 9-6 with a 2.69 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 1/3 innings pitched in 22 starts.
“I was just thankful to be in the big leagues this year,” deGrom said. “Receiving this award was a great honor.”
The Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was announced the winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
Abreu was the leader among all rookies in home runs (36), RBIs (107), hits (176), doubles (35), runs scored (80), OBP (.383), slugging percentage (.581) and OPS (.964).
“I don’t have any words to describe this moment. I consider myself a good hitter, and I guess I’ve proven it,” the player said in response.