Major league baseball is in award season, now that the Cubs have ended the most amazing dry run in history.
Yesterday, MLB released the rookie of the year winners, and while Chris Devenski (Woodstock 2011) did not win the award, he did come in 4th place in the American League with a 2nd place vote and four 3rd place votes, for a total of seven voting points.
Chris becomes only the 6th former Valley Leaguer since 2000 to receive at least one vote for the ROY award, and his vote score is the second highest in that time.
Here are the others:
2012: Yonder Alonso (Luray 2006) received one 3rd place vote
2010: Gaby Sanchez (Staunton 2003) received 18 vote points, including two 1st place votes, finishing 4th in the NL
2008: Brad Ziegler (New Market 2000) received one 3rd place vote
2001: David Eckstein (Harrisonburg) finished 4th in the AL with 6 vote points (there were only 4 players voted for that year)
2000: Juan Pierre (Harrisonburg) received one 3rd place vote