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Reactions to Jose Fernandez being named Sporting News Rookie of The Year

Although official regular season awards are not given until November, Sporting News announced Jose Fernandez as their 2013 Rookie of The Year on Wednesday. Here are some reactions from around the league.


-Miami Marlins; Right-hander Jose Fernandez wins Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year - Sun Sentinel

In a landslide, Jose Fernandez is the National League Rookie of the Year – at least according to Sporting News. The magazine, which established the award in 1946, on Monday gave Fernandez and Rays’ outfielder Wil Myers its top rookie prizes, per voting of fellow major leaguers. Fernandez received 64 votes, 60 more than fellow Cuban and Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig. Cardinals' starter Shelby Miller got two votes as did Braves' catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and right-hander Julio Teheran.

-Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez named Sporting News NL Rookie of Year - Miami Marlins -

According to the publication, Fernandez easily outdistanced his top rookie rivals for the honor, receiving 64 votes to runner-up Yasiel Puig’s four. Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller and Atlanta teammates Evan Gattis and Julio Teheran each received two votes from players. The National League Rookie of the Year as determined by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will be announced in November, after the World Series. Fernandez, 21, was dazzling for the last-place Marlins, going 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA that was second-best in the majors.

-Jose Fernandez is Sporting News' top NL rookie | Fish Bytes

Let the postseason hardware haul begin for Jose Fernandez. The Sporting News has named the 21-year-old Marlins pitcher its National League Rookie of the Year. And "it wasn't even close," according to the Sporting News, which had players vote for the award. Fernandez received 64 votes, Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers received four, and St. Louis’s Shelby Miller received two, as did Atlanta teammates Evan Gattis and Julio Teheran, according to TSN.

-Sporting News MLB awards 2013: Marlins' Jose Fernandez voted top NL rookie - MLB - Sporting News

Sporting News has selected a Rookie of the Year since 1946, a year before MLB began its official award. This year's winners, as voted on by fellow players in their leagues, are Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins (National League) and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays (American League): Miami Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez enjoys telling the story of the first time he saw Jose Fernandez pitch. Hernandez was an assistant coach at South Florida, and Fernandez was a highly recruited prepster at Alonso High School in Tampa, throwing a game against Tampa Catholic. It just so happened that Hernandez’s son, Cody, played for Tampa Catholic. Hernandez watched Fernandez warm up and quickly developed a sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach. After just one inning, he made the phone call to Lelo Prado, the head coach at South Florida. See, Fernandez was a South Florida signee, and Hernandez was calling to tell his boss to deliver some bad news.