Nov 12 9:49a
Myers was named American League Rookie of the Year on Monday night, MLB.com reports.
Myers was a landslide winner over Jose Iglesias - who played for both the Red Sox and Tigers in 2013 - getting 131 points to Inglesis' 80 in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting. Tampa Bay teammate Chris Archer finished third in the voting with 35 points. Myers, who received 23 of a possible 30 first-place votes, is Tampa Bay's third AL Rookie of the Year in the past six years, joining Evan Longoria (2008) and Jeremy Hellickson (2011). Acquired last winter from the Royals along with three other prospects in exchange for Shields and Wade Davis, Myers became the first player to lead AL rookies in RBI in fewer than 90 games since Detroit's Hoot Evers in 1946. He also paced AL rookies in doubles (23), extra-base hits (36) and OPS (.831), recording an overall batting line of .293/.354/.478 with 13 homers and 53 RBI.