Judge and Bellinger earn Rookie of the Year honors


Judge and Bellinger each received all 30 first-place votes in their respective leagues from a panel comprised of two writers from each major league city.

The award's victor, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, received all 30 first-place votes and 150 total points on the 5-3-1 scoring scale.

Judge had a historic first season, belting 52 home runs for the Yankees, the most by a rookie in big league history.

Judge also won the 2017 Home Run Derby and captured an AL Silver Slugger award.

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge celebrates hitting a three-run homer against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on October 16, 2017, at Yankee Stadium. Among the star names in that group of unanimous recipients is Derek Jeter, the last Yankee to capture this award (in 1996).

Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi finished second in the AL vote, and St. Louis infielder Paul DeJong was the NL runner-up. Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers is your NL Rookie of the Year. Judge hit.284/.422/.627 overall this year and set new rookie records with 52 home runs and 127 walks, and yes, with 208 strikeouts as well.

Topping his rookie numbers will require a serious step forward, but if 2017 was any indication, Bellinger appears to be on a lofty trajectory that could eventually land him in the MVP conversation as the Dodgers continue their quest to try to represent the class of the National League. He paced the club with 97 RBI and a.581 slugging percentage as LA reached Game 7 of the World Series against Houston.