Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and Los Angeles Angels pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani were named MLB rookies of the year on Monday.
Baseball Writers' Association of America voters gave Acuna the National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award.
He was the only player named on all 30 ballots, picking up 27 first-place votes. The 20-year-old left fielder hit 26 home runs and slashed .293/.366/.552.
Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto finished second with two first-place votes, and 26 second-place votes, while Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler was third, picking up the remaining first-place vote.
Others receiving votes (in order) were Brian Anderson of the Miami Marlins, St Louis Cardinals team-mates Jack Flaherty and Harrison Bader, Yoshihisa Hirano of the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil.
Ohtani picked up 25 of the 30 first-place votes for the American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year honours.
The hype was real.— MLB (@MLB) November 12, 2018
Your 2018 American League Rookie of the Year: Shohei Ohtani. pic.twitter.com/GBvlRVUzFD
Ohtani posted a 4-2 record with a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 11 Ks per nine innings, but injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and did not pitch after June 6. At the plate, the designated hitter hit 22 home runs and slashed .285/.361/.564 in 326 at-bats.
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar was second in the balloting, earning the five remaining first-place votes. Andujar hit 27 home runs, posted a .866 OPS and had 47 doubles, tied for third-most in baseball.
Andujar's New York team-mate Gleyber Torres finished third in the balloting, followed by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle, Daniel Palka of the Chicago White Sox and Ryan Yarbrough of the Rays. No player was listed on every ballot.
Ohtani is the third Angels player to claim Rookie of the Year honours, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012).
|Prince, Cecil Fielder amazed by Christian Yelich|
|Don´t be surprised if Durant joins Clippers – Perkins|
|Rudolph confirms five-year offer from Vikings|
|Yankees slugger Stanton shut down for 7-10 days|
|Giannis makes NBA All-Defensive First Team|
|Cleveland, Kansas City to host future NFL Drafts|
|Trail Blazers give coach Terry Stotts multi-year extension|
|Those Star Wars writers might have been busy! Rodgers unhappy with Game of Thrones finale|
|49ers pass rusher Bosa tweaks hamstring|
|Giannis not feeling pressure despite Raptors revival|
|Raptors´ VanVleet ends shooting slump after birth of second child|
|Yankees stay hot, pull away for win over Orioles|
|Three takeaways from Raptors´ Game 4 win over Bucks|
|Well-rounded Raptors level series against Bucks|
|Blues snap 49-year Stanley Cup Finals drought|
|Durant ´100 per cent undecided´ about future, says manager|
|Rodgers says Packers´ new offense is ´going to look different´|
|Beilein explains decision to leave Michigan for Cavaliers|
|Warriors became ´unbeatable´ with Durant, says Green|
|Canada beat USA, who must now face rampant Russia|
|Luka Doncic & Trae Young top 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie first team|
|O.J. Simpson´s No. 32 Bills jersey assigned for first time in 42 years|
|Eagles QB Carson Wentz will be full participant in OTAs|
|Don´t underrate Warriors´ five straight NBA Finals – Kerr|
|Mets snap five-game losing streak|
|Warriors first team to five straight NBA Finals since 1966 Celtics|
|Green plans to fly out reporter for NBA Finals: You were good luck today|
|Three takeaways from Warriors´ sweep of Trail Blazers|
|Curry & Warriors team-mate Green make NBA playoff history|
|Warriors sweep Trail Blazers to reach NBA Finals|
|Pelinka: Lakers can win NBA championship next year|
|Buccaneers release McCoy after nine seasons|
|Raptors star Leonard ´will be ready´ to face Bucks – Nurse|
|Iguodala out of Game 4 against Trail Blazers|
|Steelers QB Roethlisberger ´genuinely sorry´ for Brown comments|
|Mets´ Cespedes fractures ankle in ranch accident|
|Italy remain at top table, Great Britain rally to relegate France|
|Magic Johnson points finger at Pelinka after Lakers power struggle|
|Giannis expects Milwaukee to buck their ideas up after Game 3 loss|
|Iguodala questionable for Game 4|
|Gardner´s big game helps Yankees pull away from Rays|
|This is playoff basketball – Leonard on playing through injury in Raptors win|
|Three takeaways from Raptors´ key Game 3 win over Bucks|
|Trail Blazers star Lillard addresses rib injury|
|Raptors top Bucks in double-OT thriller|
|Trail Blazers need effort over strategy in Game 4 against Warriors - Stotts|
|Green: Arguing with officials made me disgusting to watch|
|Green playing ´unbelievably well´, says Kerr|
|Astros get 10th straight win with defeat of Red Sox|
|Warriors´ Iguodala to undergo MRI as Finals beckon|
|Three takeaways from Golden State´s comeback win over Portland|
|Warriors on verge of NBA Finals after trumping Trail Blazers|
|Nurse wants Raptors to ´play their a** off´ and change series|
|Eagles defensive end Long announces retirement|
|Kane stars as USA close on quarter-final berth|
|Leonard lays down Raptors challenge after back-to-back Bucks defeats|
|Springer making early MVP case as Astros win ninth straight|
|My team-mates are looking at me – Giannis revels in leading role|
|Three takeaways from Bucks´ dominant Game 2 win over Raptors|
|Giannis´ Bucks rout Raptors for 2-0 series lead|
|Astros reliever Pressly sets MLB record|
|Three reasons Nuggets can be more dangerous in 2019-20|
|George, Harden and Giannis named NBA MVP finalists|
|Pacers´ Tyreke Evans receives two-year ban from NBA|
|Finland shutout Britain to move top of Group A|
|Durant calf strain more serious than first thought - Kerr|
|Rangers hit five homers, score 16 runs on day of MLB blowouts|
|Three takeaways from Warriors´ rallying win against Trail Blazers|
|Warriors take 2-0 series lead over Trail Blazers|
|Warriors center Cousins has ´progressed to on-court work´|