November 16th, 2009

Porcello edged out in AL Rookie balloting

Rick Porcello finished third in AL Rookie of the Year balloting, just released. A’s closer Andrew Bailey earned 13 of the 28 first-place votes. Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus finished second.

Porcello received seven first-place votes, eight votes for second place and five votes for third. He was left off of eight writers ballots. But then, even Bailey was left off of four.