Ryu settles for fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting

November 12, 2013

Jose Fernandez is the runaway winner with Yasiel Puig finishing second 

Ryu Hyun-jin only received third-place votes to finish fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting. (AP)

Ryu Hyun-jin only received third-place votes to finish fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting. (AP)

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers finished fourth in the voting for the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year award.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) released the results of the balloting on its website on Monday, and the Korean left-hander failed to receive any first or second place votes. Ryu went 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts in his first Major League Baseball season, but that was only good for 10 third-place votes for 10 points.

Jose Fernandez, a right-hander for the Miami Marlins, was the runaway winner with 26 of 30 possible first-place votes, for 142 points. The Cuban-born pitcher ranked second in the NL with a 2.19 ERA, and topped rookie hurlers with 187 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings.

Yasiel Puig, an outfielder for the Dodgers, received four other first-place votes and 25 second-place votes for 95 points, placing second.

The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller finished third with 12 points.

Ryu pitched seven seasons in South Korea’s Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) before signing a six-year, $36 million contract with the Dodgers last December. His South Korean club, the Hanwha Eagles, posted him for bidding among MLB clubs, and the Dodgers earned the right to negotiate with the pitcher with a bid of $25.7 million.

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