Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Cubs' Bryant, Astros' Correa Voted Top Rookies

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Cubs' Bryant, Astros' Correa Voted Top Rookies

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NEW YORK - Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year, and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was voted the AL honor. Bryant made his debut on April 17 and became an NL All-Star. The 23-year-old hit .275, leading big league rookies with 26 homers, 31 doubles and 99 RBIs as Chicago returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2008

He received all 30 first-place votes for 150 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in balloting announced Monday. San Francisco third baseman Matt Duffy was second with 70 points and Pittsburgh infielder Jung Ho Kang third with 28 points.

Correa, the top pick in the 2012 amateur draft, made his debut June 8 and hit .279 with 22 homers, 68 RBIs and 14 steals, helping the Astros make their first postseason appearance in a decade. …

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