NATS VICTOR ROBLES COMES IN 6TH FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!

By Sam Bush

Nats center fielder Victor Robles finished sixth in the race for 2019 National League Rookie of the Year, which went to Mets first baseman Pete Alonso in overwhelming fashion.

Alonso, who set a new major league record for home runs by a rookie with 53, earned the first-place vote of 29 of the 30 members who submitted ballots at the end of the regular season.

Braves right-hander Mike Soroka, who ranked third among all qualifying NL pitchers with a 2.68 ERA, received the other first-place vote and finished in second place overall. Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who may have been on track to win the award before his season was cut short in August due to a back injury, finished third after batting .317 with 22 homers and a .969 OPS in 84 games.

Others who received votes during a banner season for rookies were Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds, Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson and Robles, who received one third-place vote.

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