The 2010 Jackie Robinson American League and National League Rookie of the Year Awards as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) were on announced on Monday afternoon and we find two players who played in the 2010 World Series as the winners.
World Series champion San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named the 2010 Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year while Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz was named the 2010 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year.
Posey, who came into the 2010 season as the No. 7 overall prospect by Baseball America, started the season with the Giants Triple-A affiliate Fresno before he was promoted to San Francisco on May 29th. He didn't become a regular for the Giants until July 1st when Bengie Molina was traded away to the Rangers.
He played in 108 games for the Giants where he hit .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs. And while the postseason stats don't count for the voting process, Posey hit .288 with a home run and five RBIs in 15 games as he helped lead the Giants to their first World Series title in San Francisco.
Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves finished second in the voting while Jaime Garcia of the St. Louis Cardinals finished a distant third.
Feliz, who came into the 2010 season as the No. 9 overall prospect by Baseball America, took over the closing duties after finishing out the 2009 season as the closer for the Rangers. He was also named to the 2010 American League All-Star team.
He made 70 appearances during the 2010 season where he was 4-3 with 40 saves and a 2.73 ERA. Feliz struck out 71 batters in 69.1 innings of work. In seven games during the postseason, he had no record with a 1.23 ERA and one save.
Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers finished second in the voting while Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins finished a distant third
Next up in the awards from the BBWAA will be the 2010 National League Cy Young Award which will be announced on Tuesday afternoon.
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