On Monday night the Rookie of the Year Award was announced for both the American and the National League. Corbin Carroll won the award in the National League. We knew ahead of time that none of the Cincinnati Reds rookies were going to win as the top three vote getters were announced previously and none of them were Reds.
Despite none of the Reds rookies being in the top three, Cincinnati did have three players receive votes. Corbin Carroll received every first place vote that was cast. Matt McLain did nab one second place vote among the 30 voters. George Henry of the Associated Press voted Carroll (1st), McLain (2nd), and Elly De La Cruz (3rd).
For De La Cruz, that was his lone vote from anyone. McLain got two other votes – both for 3rd place (Fangraphs Dan Szymborski and The Athletic’s Keith Law). Not to be left out, Spencer Steer also picked up quite a few votes. In all, he got a 3rd place vote from four writers (Tim Stebbins of MLB.com,Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News, and Kyle Glaser of Baseball America).
In total there were nine players who received at least one vote. Among that group, Matt McLain finished 5th, Spencer Steer was 6th, and Elly De La Cruz was tied for the 7th and final spot with two others. You can see how all of the voting went down here.
Tonight the Manager of the Year Award will be announced. On Wednesday it will be the Cy Young Award winners that will be named. Thursday will wrap award season up with the Most Valuable Player Award announcement. Much like the Rookie of the Year award, no Cincinnati Reds made the top three. We’ll have to wait and see if any of them garnered votes, though.