Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/25/14
PHOENIX Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Wade Miley finished second to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the 2012 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year voting, announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Mileys second-place finish was the best by a D-backs rookie in team history. Miley, who turns 26 Tuesday, went 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA in 32 games in his first full season with the D-backs in 2012. He led all NL rookie pitchers in winning percentage (.593), ERA, wins, quality starts (18), strikeouts (144), innings pitched and ranked third in opponent average (.255). Mileys 16 victories were the most by an NL rookie since the Rockies Jason Jennings in 2002, while his .290 opponent on-base percentage was the lowest by a rookie left-hander since the Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 (.270). Miley picked up 12 first-place votes, 13 second-place votes and six third-place votes from the 32-voter panel to finish with 105 points. He...
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