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2008 MLB Awards: NL Rookie of the Year

11/11/2008 - MLB


Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was a near-unanimous choice among voters as the National League Rookie of the Year. Soto received 31 of the 32 first-place votes, with one vote going to Cincinnati's Joey Votto.

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  • GEOVANY SOTO, C, CHICAGO

    Arguably the Cubs' MVP, Soto finished third on his team in home runs, RBIs and slugging.

    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

  • JOEY VOTTO, 1B, CINCINNATI


    Led his team and all NL rookies in home runs, slugging percentage and batting average.

    AP Photo/Tony Tribble

  • JAIR JURRJENS, RHP, ATLANTA

    When injuries depleted the Braves' staff, Jurrjens emerged as the ace, leading the team in wins.

    Don McPeak/US Presswire

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