Mike Soroka finishes second in ROY voting

Mike Soroka finished behind the New York Mets slugger, Pete Alonso in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Alonso broke Aaron Judge’s rookie-record with 53 home runs. Soroka, Alonso and Fernando Tatís Jr. were all in the running for the 2019 NL ROY award.

Soroka finished with one first-place vote, 25 second-place votes and two third-place votes.

During his rookie season, Soroka became just the third qualified rookie pitcher to have an era+ of at least 169, over the last 100 years and the first since José Fernández in 2013. Fernández was 12-6 with a 2.73 era over 172.2 innings pitched.

Soroka’s rookie numbers

  • 4.0 fWAR
  • 13 wins
  • 174.2 ip
  • 2.68 era
  • 1.111 whip
  • 169 era+
  • 3.45 fip
  • 142 k
  • 20.3 k%
  • 5.9 bb%
  • 79.9 lob%
  • 51.2 gb%

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