Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Our first awards announcements came today, with the Rookie of the Year awards announced in both the American and National Leagues. Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays won a closely contested race in the AL, while Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves swept the voting in the National League. The staff of the Outside Corner chose Kimbrel to win the NL's award, and Michael Pineda of the Seattle Mariners to win the AL award. AL winner Hellickson actually finished eighth in our voting.

Hellickson won the AL award with 102 points and 17 first place votes. Mark Trumbo of the Angels was second with 63 points and five first place votes. Eric Hosmer of the Royals was third with 38 points and four first place votes, and Ivan Nova of the Yankees was fourth with one first place vote and 30 votes. Our winner Pineda finished fifth with 11 points, and his Mariners teammate Dustin Ackley finished sixth with 6 points and one first place vote. Desmond Jennings and Jordan Walden also received one point each. Brett Lawrie of the Blue Jays, fifth in our voting, shockingly didn't receive a single point.

Over in the senior circuit, it was all Kimbrel, who received all of the 32 votes for 160 points. Braves teammate Freddie Freeman was the runner up with 70 points, and division rival Vance Worley of the Phillies finished third with 40 points. Another NL East player, Wilson Ramos of the Nationals, finished fourth with six points, and Josh Collmenter of the Diamondbacks finished fifth with five points. Danny Espinosa, our runner up, received just one second place vote, good for three points and sixth place. Darwin Barney of the Cubs and Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers closed out the balloting with two points each. Not receiving any votes was Brandon Beachy of the Braves, who finished fourth in our poll, and Allen Craig of the Cardinals, who finished seventh.



Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director


LeBron James on Ferguson: 'Violence is not the answer'

Decision on Ray Rice's appeal could come Wednesday

Jaguars coach calls out Blake Bortles: ‘We expect more’

Report: Jets prevented Ryan from talking about dad's health

Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers: 'We're not a 3-11 team'

Matt Ryan defends beleaguered Falcons head coach Mike Smith

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Golden State Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Top storyline for each Week 13 NFL game

Floyd Mayweather throws shade at Manny Pacquiao on Instagram

10 greatest Thanksgiving Day games in NFL history

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.