Jacob deGrom is the 2014 Sporting News’ National League Rookie of the Year, the publication announced today.
The Sporting News award dates back to 1946, one year prior to Major League Baseball’s first official Rookie of the Year award. Winners are selected based on the votes of players in their own league.
Earlier this month, deGrom was named to Baseball America’s All-Rookie team (along with Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud) and he won the Baseball Bloggers Alliance Willie Mays Award as the top rookie in the National League.
I’m beginning to think deGrom could be the Mets’ fifth official Rookie of the Year award winner. The first four were Tom Seaver (1967), Jon Matlack (1972), Darryl Strawberry (1983) and Dwight Gooden (1984).