Buster Posey Wins National League Rookie of the Year
Buster Posey, fresh off of a World Series win in his rookie season, is now the National League's Rookie of the Year.
"I think I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't think about it," Posey said to reporters.
Posey hit .305 this year with 18 home runs and 67 RBI, including a home run on the final day of the regular season to help the Giants clinch the NL West and send them to the playoffs, where they eventually beat the Texas Rangers to win the World Series.
Posey was voted first on 20 of the 32 ballots but was actually left off of the ballot entirely by Yasushi Kikuchi of Kyodo News from the Los Angeles-Anaheim chapter. Kikuchi chose Florida first baseman Gaby Sanchez for the award, followed by Atlanta's Jason Heyward second and St. Louis' Jaime Garcia.
"I think Rookie of the Year is for the rookie player who plays better than any other through the entire season. From this standpoint, Gaby and Jason produced more hits and played more games than Posey. Also, Jaime Garcia pitched as a starter through the entire season," Kikuchi said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
Sorry, but he couldn't be more wrong about Posey.
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