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Sport Astros' Àlvarez unanimous pick for AL Rookie of the Year

01:45  12 november  2019
01:45  12 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Houston Astros outfielder/designated hitter Yordan Alvarez was named the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday night. He prevailed in the voting over John Means of the Orioles and Brandon Lowe of the Rays. Alvarez was voted a unanimous winner.

Astros slugger Alvarez named AL Rookie of Year . Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez capped a meteoric rise by becoming the franchise's third-ever Rookie of the Year An 11th-round pick by the Orioles in 2014 out of West Virginia, Means led Baltimore with 4.6 wins above replacement.

NEW YORK (AP) — Yordan Àlvarez of the Houston Astros has been unanimously chosen AL Rookie of the Year.

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Astros slugger Alvarez named AL Rookie of Year . Alvarez was a unanimous selection of the award's 30 voters. Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means finished second, with Rays An 11th-round pick by the Orioles in 2014 out of West Virginia, Means led Baltimore with 4.6 wins above replacement.

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The slugging designated hitter earned all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed Monday night. He's the 24th unanimous pick. Mets slugger Pete Alonso could become the 25th when the NL prize is unveiled later Monday.

The 22-year-old from Cuba ranked second among AL rookies with 27 homers despite playing 87 games after debuting in June. He batted .313, drove in 78 runs and had a 1.067 OPS for the pennant-winning Astros. He struggled at times in the postseason, but that was after voting had concluded.

He's the third Houston player to win the award, following teammate Carlos Correa in 2015 and Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell in 1991.

Àlvarez easily beat out the other AL finalists, with Orioles left-hander John Means second and Rays infielder Brandon Lowe third.

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