Corey Seager Wins 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Award: Voting Results and Comments

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks off of the field after striking out for the second out of the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals during game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was named the National League Rookie of the Year on Monday. MLB.com announced he was the unanimous pick. 

ESPN Stats & Info provided two impressive stats on Seager's accomplishment: 

The Baseball Writers' Association of America shared the voting results, with Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals coming in second and Seager's teammate, Kenta Maeda, finishing third:

NL Rookie of the Year Voting
PlayerFirst Place VotesSecond Place VotesThird Place VotesPoints
Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers30--150
Trea Turner, Washington Nationals-11942
Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers-11437
Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies-7324
Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals-11114

Seager, 22, was excellent for the Dodgers in 2016, hitting .308 with 26 home runs, 72 RBI and 105 runs scored. He was a crucial member of the Dodgers team that won the NL West and reached the National League Championship Series, where Los Angeles was defeated by the Chicago Cubs in six games.

His ROY win doesn't come as a huge surprise, as the players made him their choice for the award last week.

"That’s awesome," Seager said of being the players' choice, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. "To be voted by your peers is just a little more special for me. It was kind of the same thing with the All-Star Game. It’s one of those things where it’s nice to know your peers, the guys you play against every day have that mutual respect for you."

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Seager was also named a Silver Slugger winner at shortstop by Louisville Slugger.

Certainly, the young star is a critical part of the Dodgers' future plans. Already one of the best hitters at his position in baseball, Seager has the makings of a potential MVP candidate later in his career. 

                

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