It's unanimous: Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was voted the American League Rookie of the Year, receiving all 28 first-place votes.
Below, check out the top candidates by clicking on either "Previous candidate" or "Next candidate." Then see the choices of ESPN baseball analysts and contributors, both individually and collectively. Who was your choice?
- EVAN LONGORIA, 3B, TAMPA BAY
Led all AL rookies in home runs, RBIs, and slugging percentage while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense.
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- ALEXEI RAMIREZ, 2B, CHICAGO
Trying to become the first White Sox player to be named AL Rookie of the Year since Ozzie Guillen in 1985.
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- ARMANDO GALARRAGA, RHP, DETROIT
Led all major league rookies in victories and became the surprising anchor of the Tigers' rotation in '08.
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