Arozarena, India wins rookie awards from Baseball Digest

Arozarena, India wins rookie awards from Baseball Digest

NEW YORK (AP) – Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena and Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India were named rookies of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay.

Arozarena won the American League award Wednesday after hitting .274 with 20 homers and 69 RBIs for the AL East champs this season. He also had 20 stolen bases, 32 doubles, 94 runs and an .815 OPS.

India took the honor of the National League after hitting .269 with 21 home runs and 69 RBIs. He had 98 runs, 34 doubles, 12 steals and an .835 OPS.

This is the fiftieth consecutive season that Baseball Digest has awarded rookie of the year awards.

Arozarena received five of the seven first-place votes to beat Houston Astros pitcher Luis Garcia in the vote announced by the publication.

Both are finalists, along with Rays shortstop Wander Franco, for the American League Rookie of the Year in the Baseball Writers Association of America vote, to be announced Monday.

India got six votes for first place, and Miami Marlins pitcher Trevor Rogers was the runner-up in the National League. India, Rogers and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson are the BBWAA finalists on Monday for National League Rookie of the Year.

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