MLB 2020 Rookies of the Year have been revealed, with Devin Williams of the Milwaukee Brewers taking the NL award home while Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners did the same in the American League. Both players had good season and even though they didn't compete for the title, their seasons were good enough to earn them these awards.
It's award season in the MLB after the Los Angeles Dodgers got their longed-for 7th World Series a couple of weeks ago, beating the Tampa Bay Rays in six games. We have more award winners to discover in the upcoming days and the first ones are already controversial.
Williams, a reliever, pitched 27 innings, allowing only one earned run during his first year in the league. As for Lewis, he won the award unanimously after hitting 11 home runs with the Mariners. Their seasons were really good, but a group of fans believes they didn't deserve this distinction.
MLB fans criticize 2020 Rookie of the Year award winners
Whenever we see these selections, it's impossible not to see fans complaining about the results. This year, seeing all the names on the ballot, it wasn't expected to be different but still, some reactions were too much from fans. Williams' selection, being a reliever, raised a lot of eyebrows in the National League.
Bohm got robbed... how do you give it to a guy who only played 3 full games���� he was not the best rookie this season. He was elite but you can’t be the best rookie if you only play 3 full games— Zo2Lonzo (@Zo2_4mvp) November 9, 2020
He’s a reliever, what else is he supposed to do? Innings pitched doesn’t matter when your stats are still god tier— Noah Archuleta (@NoahArchuleta20) November 9, 2020
Lol is this a joke?— Nick ���� (@NickSportsFan1) November 9, 2020
pretty sure Cronenworth made errors that cost the padres in the NLDS...— Darth Ed �� (@DarthEd77) November 9, 2020
no, Cronenworth ROBBED— Bryce Boerker (@itsdaddybryce) November 9, 2020
YO WTF IS THIS???? CRONENWORTH WAS ROBBED— 〽️ort (@amort9924_) November 9, 2020
You know you were sick nasty when you pitched 27 total innings and the guy you get the nod over played 44 whole games and led the entire league in BA w/ RISP. 1 run. I’m sanity.— Shelfy (@RealShelfy) November 9, 2020
Lewis' case wasn't different. The slugger and his team couldn't make the playoffs this season and people didn't see this selection as something fair.
Please. They didn’t even make the playoffs in a year when almost everyone did. A nonsense vote.— Joseph Finn (@JosephFinn) November 9, 2020
This will always continue to happen and nobody can change it. Yet, some years are more extreme than others and this is the perfect sample of that.
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