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.
Fernandez becomes the fourth Marlin to win TSN's ROY honors, joining Dan Uggla (2006), Dontrelle Willis (2003) and Preston Wilson (1999). (Note: The publication divided up the award for many years, giving it to both a top pitcher and position player in each league. Willis was top rookie pitcher while Wilson was top position player their respective years.)
The Sporting News doesn't always mirror the BBWAA awards, which are announced in November. Uggla, for example, received the top rookie nod from the Sporting News in '06 (Wikipedia has it wrong), the same year the BBWAA bestowed the honor on Hanley Ramirez. And in 2009, the Sporting News and the BBWAA also differed, with Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ receiving the award from the publication while the writers' group went with Chris Coghlan.
Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays was named the Sporting News' American League ROY, making it an all-Florida thing.
You can check out all previous ROY winners from the Sporting News' here.