Jose Fernandez’s dominant rookie season paid off on Monday evening, as he collected the fourth Rookie of the Year Award in Marlins history. He joins Dontrelle Willis (2003), Hanley Ramirez (2006), and Chris Coghlan (2009) as Marlins that have won the award.
Fernandez collected 26 of the 30 first place votes, beating out the two other finalists, Yasiel Puig and Shelby Miller. Here are reactions from around the web for Fernandez’s first piece of hardware.
Jose Fernandez named National League Rookie of the Year | Fishstripes
The Baseball Writers Association of America awarded Jose Fernandez the title of National League Rookie of the Year today.
My National League ROY ballot | ESPN Insider
The National League rookie class was stacked this year, and it would have been easy to find enough names to put on a ballot with 10 slots — although ranking the players after the first three would have been difficult. The actual NL Rookie of the Year ballot includes only those three slots, however, so it was more painful to omit rookies who had great seasons such as Shelby Miller or Gerrit Cole than it was to decide how to rank the players who did make the cut.
Marlins’ Jose Fernandez named 2013 NL Rookie of the Year | Eye on Baseball
Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez has been named by BBWAA voters as the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year. In the voting, Fernandez took 26 of 30 first-place votes and bested his fellow finalists, Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers, who finished second, and Shelby Miller of the Cardinals. Fernandez thus becomes the first native Cuban ever to win the award in the NL.
Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez was announced as the winner of the National League Rookie of the Year Award by the BBWAA this evening, beating out finalists Yasiel Puig and Shelby Miller. Fernandez received 26 out of 30 first-place votes while Puig received the other four.
If there’s any wonder why the Tampa Bay Rays are a perennial contender in the American League, we’re regularly reminded this time of year.
Jose Wins 2013 NL Rookie of the Year | Marlins Diehards
Jose Fernandez has been named the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year. He earned 26 of 30 first-place votes, winning in a landslide. Fernandez is the fourth Marlin to win ROY (joining Dontrelle Willis, Hanley Ramirez, and Chris Coghlan), as well as the first Cuban-born player to win the award in the NL.
His teammates (and opposing hitters) knew how good @josefernandez77 was this year- I’m glad he got recognized for it. Better stuff to come.
— Ed Lucas (@ELuke21) November 12, 2013
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) November 12, 2013
— Steve Cishek (@srSHREK31) November 11, 2013
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) November 11, 2013
Congrats to @josefernandez77 on winning the Rookie of The Year award Much deserved brotha!
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) November 11, 2013