Tuesday, November 15, 2016

IBWAA SELECTS SEAGER, FULMER IN ROOKIE AWARDS VOTE

Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in its rookie category Monday, with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager winning the 2016 IBWAA National League Rookie of the Year award, and Michael Fulmer, of the Detroit Tigers, being selected as the 2016 IBWAA American League Rookie winner.
 
Seager received 173 first-place votes (97.74%) and 875 points while being named on all 177 ballots. Others receiving first-place votes include Trevor Story (2) and Trea Turner (1).
 
Fulmer received 101 first-place votes (57.39%) and 662 points while being named on 156 of 176 ballots (88.14%). Others receiving first-place votes include Gary Sanchez (58), Nomar Mazara (7) and Tyler Naquin (5).
 
Election results are as follows:
 
NL Rookie:
 
1st Place:                  Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers – 875 points
2nd Place:                 
Trea Turner, Washington Nationals – 255 
3rd Place :                  
Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies – 159
 
AL Rookie:
 
1st Place:                  Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers – 662 points
2nd Place:                 
Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees – 543
3rd Place
:                  Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians – 162
 
Ballot tabulations by Brian Wittig & Associates, using the Borda Method.
 
The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.
 
Among approximately 460 others, IBWAA members include Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Schoenfield and Mark A. Simon of ESPN.com; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports Hardball Talk; Bill Chuck, GammonsDaily.com; Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball; Danny Knobler, Bleacher Report; Kevin Kennedy; Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated; Will Leitch, Sports on Earth; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Ross Newhan; Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com; Tom Hoffarth and J.P. Hoornstra Los Angeles Daily News; Pedro Moura, Los Angeles Times; Tracy Ringolsby, MLB.com; Ken Rosenthal, FoxSports.com; Eno Sarris, FanGraphs and Jesse Spector, Sporting News.
 
Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a lifetime fee of $75. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available. Members must be 18 years of age to apply.
 
For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.

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