Kris Bryant became the 20th player overall and the 11th in the National League to win the award by a unanimous vote. The others: Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Vince Coleman, Benito Santiago, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Scott Rolen, Albert Pujols and Craig Kimbrel. The nine American League unanimous winners: Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire, Sandy Alomar Jr., Tim Salmon, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Evan Longoria, Mike Trout and Jose Abreu.
It marked the second consecutive year that Chicago had a unanimous winner with Bryant’s victory following that of Abreu with the White Sox. That happened for San Francisco with the Giants’ Cepeda in 1958 and McCovey in 1959 and for Los Angeles with the Dodgers’ Piazza in 1993 and Mondesi in 1994.
Bryant is the seventh third basemen in the NL and the 11th overall to win the award. The others in the NL: Rolen, Dick Allen, Tommy Helms, Bob Horner, Chris Sabo and Ryan Braun. The four in the AL: Gil McDougald, John Castino, Eric Hinske and Longoria.
It is the sixth time a Cubs player has been honored. The others were Billy Williams, Ken Hubbs, Jerome Walton, Kerry Wood and Geovanny Soto.
Bryant was the only player named on all ballots.
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.
2015 NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year
|Kris Bryant, Cubs||30||150|
|Matt Duffy, Giants||22||4||70|
|Jung Ho Kang, Pirates||4||16||28|
|Noah Syndergaard, Mets||3||7||16|
|Justin Bour, Marlins||1||1||4|
|Joc Pederson, Dodgers||1||1|
|Stephen Piscotty, Cardinals||1||1|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the National 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.
|John Manuel||Baseball America||ATL||Bryant||Duffy||Syndergaard|
|J.J. Cooper||Baseball America||ATL||Bryant||Duffy||Syndergaard|
|Paola Boivin||Arizona Republic||AZ||Bryant||Kang||Duffy|
|Nick Piecoro||The Arizona Republic||AZ||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Paul Sullivan||Chicago Tribune||CHI||Bryant||Duffy||Bour|
|Bob Hunter||Columbus Dispatch||CIN||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Joel Sherman||New York Post||CIN*||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Patrick Saunders||The Denver Post||COL||Bryant||Syndergaard||Kang|
|Beth Harris||Associated Press||LA||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Jim Alexander||Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise||LA||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Marcos Enrique Hernández||Agence France Presses||MIA||Bryant||Duffy||Pederson|
|Jorge Ebro||El Nuevo Herald||MIA||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Susan Shemanske||Racine (Wis.) Journal Times||MIL||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Mike Vorkunov||NJ Advance Media||NY||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Jared Diamond||The Wall Street Journal||NY||Bryant||Duffy||Syndergaard|
|Kevin Cooney||Calkins Media||PHI||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Stephen Gross||The Morning Call||PHI||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Gene Collier||Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||PIT||Bryant||Bour||Piscotty|
|Ron Cook||Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||PIT||Bryant||Kang||Duffy|
|Kirk D Kenney||San Diego Union-Tribune||SD||Bryant||Kang||Syndergaard|
|Jeff Sanders||San Diego Union-Tribune||SD||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|Janie McCauley||The Associated Press||SF||Bryant||Duffy||Syndergaard|
|Carl Steward||Bay Area News Group||SF||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|
|David Wilhelm||Belleville News-Democrat||STL||Bryant||Duffy||Syndergaard|
|Tom Timmermann||St. Louis Post-Dispatch||STL||Bryant||Duffy||Syndergaard|
|Thom Loverro||Washington Times||WAS||Bryant||Syndergaard||Kang|
|Ken Rosenthal||Fox Sports||WAS||Bryant||Duffy||Kang|