Chris Coghlan of the Florida Marlins and Andrew Bailey of the Oakland A's are the NL and AL Rookies of the Year
Chris Coghlan, an outfielder with the Florida Marlins, and Andrew Bailey, a relief pitcher for the Oakland A's, were named Rookies of the Year by Major League baseball today in close votes.
Coghlan batted .321 with nine home runs and 47 RBIs, along with an .850 OPS for the Marlins this season. He edged Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ for the NL award. Coghlan had 105 votes (17 first place) to Happ's 94 votes (10 first place).
Coghlan is the third Marlin to win the award in the last seven years.
Bailey, the closer for the A's, finished the season with a 1.84 ERA, 26 saves, a 6-3 record and 91 strikeouts in 83.1 innings this season. He had only four blown saves.
Bailey (88 votes, 13 first place) won a three-man race, edging Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus (65 votes) and Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello (64 votes).