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2009 SBN Rookie of the Year

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I'm going to be honest—the ballots went out a while ago, and until I got the results back I was relatively sure I voted for Cullerton Rasputin, at least in third place. His name must have slipped my mind. 

Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Tommy Hanson Atlanta Braves 9 9 6 78
2 J.A. Happ Philadelphia Phillies 6 9 7 64
3 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates 8 3 5 54
4 Chris Coghlan Florida Marlins 7 5 4 54
5 Dexter Fowler Colorado Rockies - 3 1 10
6 Randy Wells Chicago Cubs - - 6 6
7 Garrett Jones Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - - 5
8 Casey McGehee Milwaukee Brewers - 1 2 5
9 Seth Smith Colorado Rockies - 1 - 3

That said, I'm not sure I can argue with the results; Hanson was brilliant, J.A. Happ might end up the next Pat Listach but nevertheless qualified for the ERA title with a top ten finish, and Andrew McCutchen had twenty more runs created than Rasmus in thirty fewer plate appearances. 

As for that lone Garrett Jones vote, he was awesome, but I think this is the first time I've ever seen the Manny Ramirez Postulate used to justify a rookie of the year vote. 

At 11: more arbitration discussion!