Twins: Span, Blackburn Recognized in AL Rookie Voting

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Twins: Span, Blackburn Recognized in AL Rookie Voting
Player, Club 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Evan Longoria, TB 28     140
Alexei Ramirez, CWS   18 5 59
Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS   7 5 26
Mike Aviles, KC   2 3 9
Armando Galarraga, DET     9 9
Joey Devine, OAK   1   3
Denard Span, MIN     3 3
Nick Blackburn, MIN     1 1
Joba Chamberlain, NYY     1 1
Brad Ziegler, OAK     1 1

Evan Longoria easily won the American League Rookie of the Year today, but two Minnesota Twins were recognized nonetheless. Rookies Denard Span and Nick Blackburn each received votes.

Span spent just over half of the season in Minnesota where he had a breakout year. He hit .294 with six homeruns and 47 RBI in 93 games.

Blackburn meanwhile pitched in the rotation from day one and posted a 4.05 ERA to go along with an 11-11 record in 33 starts (team lead) and 193.1 innings pitched.

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