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Wil Myers Wins AL Rookie Of The Year

Wil Myers [1] Wins AL Rookie Of The Year Award

Wil_Myers_ROY_2013 [2]After joining the Tampa Bay Rays on June 18th Wil Myers [1] posted a slash line of .293/.354/.478 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI. He had a OPS+ of 131, a wOBA of .357, and a wRC+ of 131 and amassed a fWAR of 2.4. For his efforts he was named the American League Rookie of the Year Award finishing ahead of teammate  Chris Archer [3] and the Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias [4].

Myers received 23 first place votes, Iglesias 5, and Chris Archer [3] 1. Overall, Myers received 131 points, Iglesias 80 points, Chris Archer 35 points, and the Oakland Athletics Dan Straily [5] recieved 15 points.

Myers joins teammates Evan Longoira (2008) and Jeremy Hellickson (2011) as previous Rookie of the Year winners.

Myers said, “It’s awesome, just to be  a finalist for something like this and to be able to come out and win it is awesome. I can’t thank the fans enough and my teammates for being able to support me everyday.”

More to follow.