Baltimore Orioles’ Trey Mancini finishes third in rookie of the year vote
Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles finished in third place in the AL rookie of the year voting. NY’s Judge was the unanimous victor, with 30 first place votes. Boston’s Benintendi finished second.
The vote didn’t come as a surprise to nary anyone, as Judge had been talked about as a shoo-in for the award as far back as the all-star break. From Mancini’s standpoint it was an honor to be considered. And an even bigger honor to be a finalist.
Mancini of course made his mark on the Orioles this year. There was no guarantee that he was going to be on the opening day roster. However he played his way onto it in spring training. Furthermore the quality of his play came somewhat of a surprise given that he moved from his traditional spot at first base into the outfield.
The sky’s the limit for Mancini moving forward. Obviously this was his one shot at ROY, however the Orioles certainly hope he’s on his way to dazzling for years to come.