Myers received 23 first-place votes and totaled 131 points from the AL panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Myers is the third Rays player to win the award.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias came in second (five first-place votes, 80 points) and Rays pitcher Chris Archer finished third (one first-place votes and 35 points).
Myers, 22, hit .293/.354/.478 in 373 plate appearances, with 13 home runs, 53 RBI and scored 50 runs after being called up from Triple-A in June. Myers finished among the league leaders among all American League rookies in RBIs, on-base percentage and OPS in only 88 games played. Myers was hot down the stretch of the playoff run for the Rays, hitting .323 over his final 26 games to help the Rays secure the second wild card in the American League.