Yankees’ Dellin Betances Finalist For AL Rookie Of The Year
The MLB award finalists are being announced and a Yankee is a finalist for an award. The Yankees certainly had two pitchers who could be up for an award, however, only one was selected. Dellin Betances is a nominee for AL Rookie Of The Year. He’s joined by Angels starter Matt Shoemaker and White Sox slugger Jose Abreu.
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Betances burst onto the scene and became an All-Star in his rookie year setting a Yankees reliever record with 135 strikeouts in just 90 innings. He went 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA and only gave up 46 hits in his 90 innings pitched.
He was seventh in K/9, fourth in FIP and first WAR among relievers in 2014.
Betances faces some pretty stiff competition.
Abreu hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBI and led the AL in slugging and OPS+.
Shoemaker went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA and was a big part of the Angels winning the AL west this year.
The award will be announced next Monday night, November 10 on MLB Network.