October 10, 2011
BBA Boston Chapter Willie Mays Award
Yesterday I shared the Boston Chapter and BBA's selections for the Connie Mack Award, and today we will continue the post-season awards with a look at who were the top rookies named. As a reminder, I picked Seattle's Michael Pineda over teammate Dustin Ackley and the Jays' Brett Lawrie on my Willie Mays award ballot. I made my case for these players and also explained why I left other favourites such as Eric Hosmer and Jeremy Hellickson off my ballot. Alas, the other members of the Boston Chapter voted differently, giving the award to Hosmer. Hellickson was second and Desmond Jennings got the 3rd place vote on the Chapter's ballot. Take a look here for the details of the voting. This ballot will count towards the BBA's official award, which will be named in the next few days. I will update this with the final results once they are announced.