Frazier NL’s outstanding rookie
Reds infielder Todd Frazier on Monday earned a MLB Players Choice Award from his peers as he was named the National League’s outstanding rookie winner. Frazier beat out OF Bryce Harper of the Nationals and LHP Wade Miley from the D-backs.
The award was announced on MLB Network at their New Jersey studio and Frazier, a NJ native, was able to accept in person.
The Players Choice Awards have been around since 1992. Balloting is done entirely by the players and were turned in around mid-September.
In 128 games during his first full season in the Majors, the 26-year-old Frazier batted .273 with 19 home runs and 67 RBIs and was among the leaders in several categories among National League rookies.
The NL Rookie of the Year voting by the BBWAA is on Monday.
UPDATE: Frazier discussed winning the award, and about Hurricane Sandy. The story is posted on MLB.com and can be read by clicking here.