#Cubs Bryant wins NL ROY
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was unanimously named the National League Rookie of the Year on Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Bryant received all 30 first-place votes for a total of 150 points. The Giants’ Matt Duffy was second with 70 points.
Bryant is the first player in Cubs history to earn unanimous Rookie of the Year honors, and the sixth player in team history to win overall.
The 23-year-old Bryant was a 2015 NL All-Star and led all Major League rookies in several offensive categories, including 26 home runs (tied), 99 RBI, 31 doubles and 87 runs scored while placing second with 77 walks. Bryant is only the second player in Major League history to reach those totals in homers, RBI, doubles, runs and walks in his rookie campaign, joining Boston’s Ted Williams in 1939. Bryant this year also set rookie franchise records in home runs, RBI, total bases (273) and extra-base hits (62).