Monday, November 12, 2012

Todd Frazier finishes third in National League Rookie of the Year balloting

Frazier's bid to become the team's first NL ROY
since 1999 came up short on Monday
Reds infielder Todd Frazier was among three finalists for National League Rookie of the Year honors, but ultimately finished third after the announcement was made on MLB Network Monday night. Washington Nationals 19-year old phenom Bryce Harper topped the voting after edging out second-place finisher, Arizona Diamondbacks southpaw Wade Miley, by a tally of 112-105.

Frazier received three first-place votes, seven second-place votes, and nine third-place votes to record a total of 45 points. The voting was determined by 32 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). John Erardi (Cinncinati Enquirer), Kevin Cooney (Bucks County Courier Times), and Chris Jenkins (U-T San Diego) were the lone writers to give first-place nods to Frazier.
The New Jersey native proved to be a valuable asset for the NL Central Champs in 2012. In 128 games, the right-handed slugger sported a slash line of .273/.331/.498 with 19 homers, 67 RBI, 26 doubles, and 55 runs scored. He also displayed a great deal of versatility as he made defensive appearances at multiple positions including third base, first base, left field, and right field.

Here is a complete breakdown of the voting.

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