Aaron Judge Unanimous ROY Winner, Jordan Montgomery 5th

In an exercise of the inevitable it is now official. Aaron Judge is the 2017 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award winner. He garner every single first place vote and even the folks from Boston could not pass this time around. It was that much of a landslide. The result; Aaron Judge unanimous ROY winner. However, another thing to notice on the ballots is the rookie pitcher Jordan Montgomery finished fifth in the voting albeit a very distant fifth.

Judge is the second Yankee to win the award in unanimous fashion. The other was Derek Jeter in 1996. That makes Judge the ninth Yankee to win American League Rookie of the Year. For a complete list of New York Yankee Rookie of the Year award winners you can check out that information here.

Yes it is true Judge struck out over 200 times as a rookie but he also led the American League in home runs (52), runs (128), and walks (127) while batting a solid .284 with an OPS of 1.049. That is an impressive rookie stat line and a shining star in the making.

Aaron Judge Unanimous ROY Winner – The Votes

Aaron JudgeYankees30xx150
Andrew BenintendiRed Soxx23675
Trey ManciniOriolesx51631
Matt OlsonAthleticsx125
Yuli GurrielAstrosxx55
Jordan MontgomeryYankeesx114

Aaron Judge Unanimous ROY Winner – Voter Breakdown

The voter breakdown below is based on two writers per American League city for a total of 30 ballots submitted for the vote.

NamePublication / WebsiteFirstSecondThird
Rich DubroffPressBoxonline.comJudgeManciniBenintendi
Dave GinsburgAssociated PressJudgeManciniBenintendi
Michael SilvermanBoston HeraldJudgeBenintendiOlson
Peter AbrahamBoston GlobeJudgeBenintendiMancini
Scott MerkinMLB.comJudgeBenintendiGurriel
Paul SullivanChicago TribuneJudgeOlsonBenintendi
Chris AssenheimerThe Chronicle-TelegramJudgeManciniBenintendi
Ryan LewisAkron Beacon JournalJudgeBenintendiOlson
George SippleDetroit Free PressJudgeBenintendiMancini
Evan WoodberyMLive Media GroupJudgeBenintendiMontgomery
Shi DavidiSportsnetJudgeBenintendiMancini
Alyson FooterMLB.comJudgeBenintendiGurriel
Justin BoppSB NationJudgeBenintendiMancini
Jeffrey FlanaganMLB.comJudgeManciniBenintendi
Steve DilbeckAt LargeJudgeBenintendiMancini
Hideki OkudaSports Nippon NewspaperJudgeBenintendiMancini
John ShipleySt. Paul Pioneer PressJudgeBenintendiMancini
La Velle E. Neal IIIMinneapolis Star TribuneJudgeManciniGurriel
Pete CalderaBergen RecordJudgeBenintendiMancini
Mike MazzeoNew York Daily NewsJudgeBenintendiGurriel
Daniel BrownSan Jose Mercury NewsJudgeBenintendiMancini
Janie McCauleyThe Associated PressJudgeBenintendiMancini
Tim BoothThe Associated PressJudgeBenintendiGurriel
Jeff SullivanFanGraphsJudgeMontgomeryBenintendi
Marc TopkinTampa Bay TimesJudgeBenintendiMancini
Roger MooneyTampa Bay TimesJudgeBenintendiMancini
Kevin SherringtonDallas Morning NewsJudgeBenintendiMancini
Anthony AndroSports XchangeJudgeBenintendiMancini
Steve BufferyToronto SunJudgeBenintendiMancini
Laura ArmstrongToronto StarJudgeBenintendiMancini

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