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Nats' Bryce Harper Named NL Rookie Of The Year

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals has been voted National League Rookie of the Year, following a breakout season after being called up to the big leagues in late April.

Harper, just 19 years old, was a fan favorite at Nationals Park this season, with a .345 on-base percentage, 22 home runs, and 18 stolen bases. Fans rewarded him for his stellar performance in the outfield with a trip to the All-Star Game this summer, making him the youngest position player ever to receive the honor.

Harper got 16 of 32 first-place votes and 112 points from the NL panel. Arizona pitcher Wade Miley was second with 12 first-place votes and 105 points, followed by Cincinnati slugger Todd Frazier with three firsts and 45 points.

In the American League, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Trout received all 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America's AL panel and was the eighth unanimous AL pick and the first since Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria in 2008, according to the Associated Press.


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