Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez wins NL Rookie of the Year
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez won the Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year award on Monday. He is the fourth Marlins player to win the award.
Fernandez received 26 first-place votes and totaled 142 points from the NL panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig came in second (four 1st place votes, 95 points) and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller finished third (12 points).
Hernandez was the only player listed on every ballot and became the first Cuban-born player to win this award in the National League.
Fernandez, 21, went 12-6, with a 2.19 ERA, 0.98 WHIP with 187 strikeouts in 172.2 innings pitched this season.
Fernandez was simply filthy over the last 18 starts of his rookie season, going 10-3 with a 1.50 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He struck out 10.1 batter per nine innings and allowing just four home runs in 120.1 innings. Fernandez also finished with the second-best ERA and the third-best wins above replacement among all pitchers in the National League.