White Sox’ Luis Robert second to Kyle Lewis in AL Rookie of Year voting
Robert finished with a slash line of .233/.302/.436 to go with 11 homers, 31 RBI and nine stolen bases.
White Sox center fielder Luis Robert was second in American League Rookie of the Year honors, finishing as the runnerup to Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis, a unanimous choice for the award by Baseball Writers Association of American.
Right-hander Cristian Javier of the Astros was third.
With 30 first-place votes, Lewis finished with 150 points. Robert had 27 second-place votes and 83 points. Javier collected 11 points.
Robert finished with a slash line of .233/.302/.436 to go with 11 homers, 31 RBIs and nine stolen bases. He topped all rookies in RBIs. He and Lewis led AL rookies in home runs.
Brewers right-handed reliever Devin Williams was named NL Rookie of the Year.
Last week, Robert became the first rookie to win a Gold Glove since Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in 2013. While the 23-year-old Cuban’s defense was consistent throughout the abbreviated 60-game season, Robert’s offense was a tale of two halves. His name surfaced in some MVP conversations while he was batting .298/.356/.660 with nine home runs in August, earning AL Player of the Month honors. But in September, he slumped miserably, posting a .136/.237/.173 hitting line with one homer.
He finished the regular season by going 5-for-11 with three runs scored and an RBI in his last three games.