Hamilton 2nd in NL ROY
Billy Hamilton came in second for National League Rookie of the Year. Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is the winner.
deGrom received 25 first place votes and four second-place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America for 142 points in a 5-3-1 scoring system.
Hamilton received four first place votes, 23 second-place votes and one third-place vote for 92 points.
Kolten Wong received three second-place votes and 11 third-place votes for 14 points.
In 152 games, Hamilton batted .250/.292/.355 with six home runs, 48 RBIs, 141 hits, 72 runs and 56 stolen bases. He led all NL rookies in runs, hits, steals, RBIs, doubles, extra-base hits and total bases. He led all NL center fielders with 10 outfield assists and a .994 fielding percentage.
Where Hamilton likely lost votes was his second half slide at the plate. He was a .200 hitter with a .254 on-base percentage and 25 runs scored after the All-Star break.
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