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Myers, Fernandez named rookies of the year by Sporting News

Posted Oct 21, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 07:03 PM

Tampa Alonso High product Jose Fernandez and Rays right fielder Wil Myers have been named the rookies of the year for their respective leagues Monday by the Sporting News.

Fernandez, 12-6 this season for the Marlins, easily outdistanced right fielder Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers 67-4 in vote of Nation League players for the NL award.

Myers, who hit .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in 88 games for the Rays, was picked for the AL award over shortstop Julio Iglesias of the Tigers by a vote of 33-29. Rays right-hander Chris Archer was third with 27 votes.

Myers and Fernandez are among the top candidates for the Baseball Writers’ of America rookie of the year awards that will be announced Nov. 11.

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