Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, who led league rookies in Box-Toppers points, win Rookie of the Year Awards for 2017

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Box-Toppers top-ranked rookies, Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers, were unanimously named 2017 Rookies of the Year Monday.

The honors for the 2017 season were awarded Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Judge led American League rookies with 11.2 Box-Toppers points and also ranks second among AL batters and 26th among all players. He received all 30 first place votes from writers for top AL rookie. (See voting results below.)

Bellinger led National League rookies with 8.7 Box-Toppers points and also ranks 10th among NL batters and 64th among all players. He received all 30 first place votes from writers for top NL rookie. (See voting results below.)

Here’s a look at how other top rookies fared in the voting:

  • Reds pitcher Luis Castillo, who had 8.4 Box-Toppers points and ranked 70th among all players, 27th among NL pitchers, finished eighth in NL rookie voting, earning one third-place vote.
  • Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta, who had 8.0 Box-Toppers points and ranked 81st among all players, 30th among NL pitchers, did not receive any votes for NL Rookie of the Year. He is Box-Toppers highest-ranked NL rookie to receive no votes.
  • Orioles pitcher Parker Bridwell, who had 7.7 Box-Toppers points and ranked 84th among all players, 28th among AL pitchers, did not receive any votes for AL Rookie of the Year. He is Box-Toppers highest-ranked AL rookie to receive no votes.
  • Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox, who had 7.2 Box-Toppers points and ranked 94th among all players, 17th among AL batters, finished second in AL Rookie of the Year voting, picking up 23 second-place votes and six third-place votes.
  • Trey Mancini of the Orioles, who had 7.2 Box-Toppers points and ranked 95th among all players, 18th among AL batters, finished third in AL Rookie of the Year voting, picking up five second-place votes and 16 third-place votes.
  • Paul DeJong of the Cardinals, who had 4.5 Box-Toppers points and ranked 231st among all players, 50th among NL batters, finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting, picking up 15 second-place votes and 11 third-place votes.
  • Josh Bell of the Pirates, who had 4.0 Box-Toppers points and ranked 263rd among all players, 57th among NL batters, finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting, picking up 10 second-place votes and two third-place votes.

All rookies receiving votes from writers earned at least 1.5 Box-Toppers points. Matt Olson of the Athletics is Box-Toppers lowest-ranking rookie to receive votes. His 1.5 Box-Toppers points ranks 547th among players in 2017.

Other rookies receiving votes from writers include Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (6.0 Box-Toppers points), Kyle Freeland of the Rockies (6.0 points), German Marquez of the Rockies (4.7 points), Manuel Margot of the Padres (4.0 points), Ian Happ of the Cubs (3.0 points), Yuli Gurriel of the Astros (2.7 points) and Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies (2.0 points).

About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.

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American League Rookie of the Year voting

Aaron Judge of the Yankees was unanimously voted AL Rookie of the Year. He also led AL rookies in Box-Toppers points. Here is the order of finish for the AL rookie award. Also shown are the votes each player received from baseball writers for first, second and third place, plus their overall voting point totals. Also shown are each player’s Box-Toppers point (BTP) total for 2017 and their overall rank among all players.
 

AL rookies Team Pos 1st 2nd 3rd Points BTP Rank
1 Aaron Judge Yankees rf 30 150 11.2 26
2 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox lf 23 6 75 7.2 94
3 Trey Mancini Orioles lf 1b 5 16 31 7.2 95
4 Matt Olson Athletics rf 1 2 5 1.5 547
5 Yuli Gurriel Astros 1b 5 5 2.7 384
6 Jordan Montgomery Yankees pi sp 1 1 4 6.0 135
*Parker Bridwell Orioles pi sp 7.7 84
BTP: Box-Toppers points
* Parker Bridwell had the most Box-Toppers points among AL rookies who did not receive AL Rookie of the Year votes.

National League Rookie of the Year voting

Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers was voted NL Rookie of the Year. Here is the order of finish for the NL rookie award. Also shown are the votes each player received from baseball writers for first, second and third place, plus their overall voting point totals. Also shown are each player’s Box-Toppers point (BTP) total for 2017 and their overall rank among all players.
 

NL rookies Team Pos 1st 2nd 3rd Points BTP Rank
1 Cody Bellinger Dodgers 1b lf 30 150 8.7 64
2 Paul DeJong Cardinals ss 15 11 56 4.5 231
3 Josh Bell Pirates 1b 10 2 32 4.0 263
4 Rhys Hoskins Phillies 1b lf 1 9 12 2.0 493
5 German Marquez Rockies pi sp 2 4 10 4.7 220
6 Manuel Margot Padres cf 1 2 5 4.0 278
7 Kyle Freeland Rockies pi sp 1 3 6.0 151
8 Luis Castillo Reds pi sp 1 1 8.4 70
9 Ian Happ Cubs cf lf 1 1 3.0 366
*Nick Pivetta Phillies pi sp 8.0 81
BTP: Box-Toppers points
* Nick Pivetta had the most Box-Toppers points among NL rookies who did not receive NL Rookie of the Year votes.