ANAHEIM — Most years, Matt Shoemakers unforeseen-yet-impressive 2014 time wouldve garnered serious consideration to the American League Rookie of the Year Award. But this year belonged in order to White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, and Mondays results, which saw Abreu garner the award unanimously, only challenging that point.
Abreu got all 30 first-place votes for the AL Novice of the Year Award from the Baseball Writers Association of America, results of that had been announced on MLB System. Shoemaker, currently playing in the Baseball Japan All-Star Series, finished second with 12 second-place votes and four third-place votes.
Abreu, who batted .317/.383/.581 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs, became the first unanimous Rookie of the Year since Angels center fielder Mike Trout in 2012. Mets basic Jacob deGrom won in the National League, garnering 26 connected with 30 first-place votes.
Shoemaker — undrafted out of Eastern Michigan University six years ago, scuffling in Triple-A for two years and nonetheless a rookie upon transforming 28 years old — provided a major rotation boost to an Angels crew that led the Majors within wins.
Shoemaker set a franchise rookie record for victories with 16, became the initial man since Nolan Ryan to notch seven-plus scoreless innings in three straight starts, posted a Three.04 ERA in 136 innings along with posted a Greg Maddux-like 5.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
But Abreu was too very good.
Its such an honor even to be nominated in the first place, Shoemaker claimed in Japan. Its such a advantage, such an honor. Of course I desired to win, but its sort of tough to out-do what Abreu did. Best wishes to him. Its quite special that he won which.