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Myers wins Sporting News rookie award



Bigger announcements are coming in November. but Rays OF Wil Myers on Monday won the first of what could be several top American League rookie awards when he was honored by The Sporting News.

Tampa Alonso High product Jose Fernandez, who made an impressive debut with the Marlins, was the National League winner.

Myers received 33 votes in the balloting of major-league players, with Detroit SS Jose Iglesias getting 29 and Rays teammate RHP Chris Archer 27.

MLB Network analyst and 17-year veteran Cliff Floyd told The Sporting News: "I just remember how strong and how good he looked hitting the ball to the opposite field. That's always something that stands out to me-as a guy who pulled the ball myself so much-that I look for youngsters who come up and are able to use all fields. He's definitely one of those guys who stood out to me."

The BBWAA rookie awards will be announced Nov. 11.

[Last modified: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:42pm]


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