Tampa Bay right fielder Wil Myers, who was called up from the minor leagues June 18 and helped the Rays’ push to a wild-card postseason berth, was the American League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network.
Myers (.293, 13 HR, 53 RBI) was listed first on 23 of the 30 ballots submitted by two writers representing each league city, second on five ballots and third on one to score 131 points, based on a system that rewards five points for first place, three for second and one for third.
Shortstop Jose Iglesias (.303, 3 HR, 29 RBI), who divided the 2013 season between Boston and Detroit, finished second in the voting with five first-place votes and 80 points. Receiving one first-place vote apiece in the balloting were pitchers Chris Archer (9-7, 3.22 ERA) of the Rays and Dan Straily (10-8, 3.96 ERA) of the Oakland Athletics.
Myers, 22, led AL rookies in RBI, doubles (23), extra-base hits (36), on-base percentage (.354) and slugging (.478) and was tied for first in total bases (160). Myers became the third Tampa Bay player honored, joining Evan Longoria in 2008 and Jeremy Hellickson in 2011.
The voting (5-3-1 scoring system):
2013 AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year
|Wil Myers, Rays||23||5||1||131|
|Jose Iglesias, Red Sox/Tigers||5||17||4||80|
|Chris Archer, Rays||1||5||15||35|
|Dan Straily, Athletics||1||2||4||15|
|J.B. Shuck, Angels||1||1||4|
|Cody Allen, Indians||2||2|
|Martin Perez, Rangers||2||2|
|David Lough, Royals||1||1|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each team in the American League. Note that in some cases (*), when a city does not have enough eligible voters, a writer from another city will represent that chapter. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.
|Michael Silverman||Boston Herald||BOS||Myers||Iglesias||Straily|
|Peter Abraham||Boston Globe||BOS||Iglesias||Myers||Archer|
|Bud Shaw||Cleveland Plain Dealer||CLE||Archer||Straily||Myers|
|Chris Assenheimer||Elyria Chronicle-Telegram||CLE||Straily||Archer||Allen|
|John Lowe||Detroit Free Press||DET||Myers||Iglesias||Perez|
|Tony Paul||Detroit News||DET||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Ken Davidoff||New York Post||HOU*||Myers||Iglesias||Lough|
|Nicholas Cafardo||Boston Globe||HOU*||Iglesias||Myers||Straily|
|Nicole Poell||Kansas City Star||KC||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Pete Grathoff||Kansas City Star||KC||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Jeff Miller||Orange County Register||LA||Myers||Iglesias||Shuck|
|Phil Miller||Minneapolis Star Tribune||MIN||Myers||Archer||Iglesias|
|Daniel Barbarisi||Wall St Journal||NY||Iglesias||Myers||Archer|
|Matt Kawahara||Sacramento Bee||OAK||Myers||Iglesias||Straily|
|Steve Kroner||San Francisco Chronicle||OAK||Iglesias||Myers||Allen|
|Masoyoshi Niwa||Sankei Sports||SEA||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Todd Dybas||Tacoma News Tribune||SEA||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Marc Topkin||Tampa Bay Times||TB||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Roger Mooney||Tampa Tribune||TB||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Drew Davison||Fort Worth Star Telegram||TEX||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Larry Millson||Canadian Press||TOR||Myers||Iglesias||Archer|
|Mike Harrington||Buffalo News||TOR||Iglesias||Myers||Archer|