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Reynolds finishes fourth for ROY

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10)
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Bryan Reynolds. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Bryan Reynolds had a rookie season to remember, but he will not be #ROYnolds.

It was revealed Monday that Reynolds finished fourth for the BBWAA National League Rookie of the Year award.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso was a near unanimous pick for the award, finishing first in 29 ballots and second in one. Alonso led baseball with 53 home runs, breaking Aaron Judge's rookie record. He drove in 120 runs and had 5 WAR. He received 148 points in the vote (five points for a first place vote, three for second, one for third).

Braves right-hander Mike Soroka received the other first place vote and finished second overall (82 points). Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. finished third (26 points) after an abbreviated campaign.

Reynolds had one second place vote and six third place votes, giving him nine points.

Reynolds was promoted to the majors on Apr. 20 to replace the injured Starling Marte. He started his major league career with an 11 game hitting streak and did not slow down from there. He hit .314 with 16 home runs, 68 RBI and an .880 OPS over 546 plate appearances. He set a new Pirates rookie record with 37 doubles.

Baseball-Reference valued him at 3.9 WAR, sixth among major league rookies. Since 1950, the only Pirates rookies with more WAR in a season than Reynolds were Red Witt (4.0 in 1958) and Jung-Ho Kang (4.0 in 2015).

Also receiving votes were Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson (four points) and Nationals center fielder Victor Robles (one point).

Astros designated hitter and outfielder Yordan Alvarez was a unanimous pick for the American League Rookie of the Year.

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