2014 AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year

Jose Abreu, White Sox

Jose Abreu was the ninth player to win the AL award by a unanimous vote. The others: Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire, Sandy Alomar Jr., Tim Salmon, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Evan Longoria, Mike Trout. There have been 10 unanimous winners in the National League. Abreu was the seventh first baseman honored in the AL. The others: Walt Dropo, Chris Chambliss, Mike Hargrove, Eddie Murray, Alvin Davis, Mark McGwire. There have been seven first-base winners in the NL. Abreu was the sixth White Sox player to win the award. The others: Luis Aparicio, Gary Peters, Tommie Agee, Ron Kittle, Ozzie Guillen. Abreu was the only player named to every ballot.

It marked the second consecutive year that a Cuban-born player was honored and the fourth time overall. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the NL winner in 2013. Other Cuban-born Rookie of the Year winners: Tony Oliva and Jose Canseco.

Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.

Player, Club1st2nd3rdPoints
Jose Abreu, White Sox30150
Matt Shoemaker, Angels12440
Dellin Betances, Yankees7627
Collin McHugh, Astros6321
Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees3716
Yordano Ventura, Royals169
Danny Santana, Twins13
Nick Castellanos, Tigers11
Brock Holt, Red Sox11
Jake Odorizzi, Rays11
George Springer, Astros11

Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the American League. Note that in some cases (*), when a city does not have enough eligible voters, a voter from another city represents that chapter. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.

NameAffiliationChapterFirst placeSecond placeThird place
Mel AntonenSI.comBALAbreuShoemakerOdorizzi
Pat StoetzerCarroll County TimesBALAbreuShoemakerSpringer
Sean McAdamComcast SportsNet New EnglandBOSAbreuBetancesMcHugh
Brian MacPhersonProvidence JournalBOSAbreuTanakaMcHugh
Scot GregorDaily HeraldCHIAbreuShoemakerVentura
Paul SullivanChicago TribuneCHIAbreuShoemakerBetances
Marla RidenourAkron Beacon JournalCLEAbreuBetancesHolt
Joe ReedyFoxSportsOhio.comCLEAbreuShoemakerBetances
Lynn HenningDetroit Free PressDETAbreuBetancesCastellanos
George SippleDetroit Free PressDETAbreuMcHughVentura
Evan DrellichHouston ChronicleHOUAbreuMcHughBetances
Joel ShermanNew York PostHOU*AbreuMcHughTanaka
Jeff PassanYahoo SportsKCAbreuMcHughVentura
Takanao IshiiSports Nippon NewspaperKCAbreuShoemakerTanaka
Michael MartinezAt-LargeLAAbreuShoemakerTanaka
Jeff MillerOrange County RegisterLAAbreuShoemakerTanaka
Patrick BorziHonoraryMINAbreuTanakaBetances
Gregg WongHonoraryMINAbreuSantanaShoemaker
George A. King IIINew York PostNYAbreuBetancesVentura
Dan MartinNew York PostNYAbreuBetancesVentura
Steve KronerSan Francisco ChronicleOAKAbreuShoemakerTanaka
Daniel BrownSan Jose Mercury NewsOAKAbreuMcHughShoemaker
Ryan DivishSeattle TimesSEAAbreuBetancesShoemaker
Todd DybasTacoma News TribuneSEAAbreuTanakaBetances
Joe SmithTampa Bay TimesTBAbreuShoemakerBetances
Dick ScanlonThe LedgerTBAbreuShoemakerTanaka
Rick GosselinDallas Morning NewsTEXAbreuShoemakerTanaka
Gil LebretonFort Worth Star TelegramTEXAbreuBetancesVentura
Mike RutseyToronto SunTORAbreuMcHughShowmaker
Shi DavidiAt LargeTORAbreuVenturaMcHugh