#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).

 

6 Comments

Aloha Bryant-san, “omedetou gozaimasu!” What a blessing. Mahalo!

Congrats, difficult to be overly excited for the expected, but well deserved.

Aloha jasper- I think what is great about so many of the young folks on this team is the humility they exhibit. It does not take away from their competitive spirit but rather encourages one another (teammates) and builds each other up. I will not forget towards the end of this season Rizzo was asked a question at the end of the game by a reporter: what was the play/moment of the season. Maybe the reporter thought Rizzo would talk about “himself” and his offensive prowess but instead, Rizzo spoke about the team and for example brought up the great play that Russell made on what was surely a base hit up the middle (I think it was against the Cardinals or Pirates). Bryant contributes more to this team than just through his play; I think his donation to the WW Project reflected this. As you stated, well-deserved. Mahalo!

That is very true K.g. You have heard me mention getting Bryant’s, Almora’s and Solers autograph AFL 2013. All three very humble.
Last year, most pretty humble, Vogelbach talkative, but cool.
This year again, Candelario, Contreras, Black, Johnson, Zagunis, Zastryney, all polite, humble and thanking me. I don’t know why, but they did.

Dantotsu. no question.

Aloha a.j. “Mochiron!” Of course! Mahalo!

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