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Here Comes the Hardware

November 16, 2021 Here Comes the Hardware

By: Carlos Alvarez

Randy Arozarena (Rays) & Jonathan India (Reds) Win MLB Rookie of the Year Awards

The first announcements of MLB Awards Week came on Monday afternoon with Rays’ OF Randy Arozarena (AL) and Reds’ 2B Jonathan India (NL) taking home the honors. Arozarena starred in last year’s postseason, but 2021 marked his first full season as an MLB rookie. Arozarena beat out Luis Garcia (Astros) and teammate Wander Franco (Rays) with 124 points from the voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. India received all but one of the first-place votes — Marlins pitcher Trevor Rogers received the other.

 

Rookie of the Year Stats

R. Arozarena (TB): .274 BA | 20 HRs | 69 RBIs | 20 SBs

J. India (CIN): .269 BA | 21 HRs | 69 RBIs | 12 SBs

 

Awards Week Schedule

Tuesday: Manager of the Year

Wednesday: Cy Young

Thursday: MVPs

 

Additional Storylines

MLB: Arozarena, India Claim Top Rookie Hardware

Yahoo! Sports: Randy Arozarena’s Legend Continues to Grow

BBWAA: Jonathan India Nearly Unanimous as NL Rookie of the Year

 

Photo: Billie Weiss / Getty Images