Mariners´ Julio Rodriguez, Atlanta´s Michael Harris Named MLB Rookies of the Year

Below are point totals for the balloting for the 2022 Rookie of the Year Award, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Ballots for each award were submitted before the start of the postseason from two writers in every city, based on the league covered.

The system rewards five points for first place, three for second place and one for third place.


Julio Rodríguez, SEA: 29 (first-place votes), 1 (second-place vote) – 148 points
Adley Rutschman, BAL: 1 (1st), 18 (2nd), 9 (3rd) – 68 points
Steven Kwan, CLE: 10 (2nd), 14 (3rd) – 44 points
Bobby Witt Jr., KC: 1 (2nd), 4 (3rd) – 7 points
Jeremy Peña, HOU: 2 (3rd) – 2 points
George Kirby, SEA: 1 (3rd) – 1 point


Michael Harris IIATL: 22 (first-place votes), 8 (2nd-place votes) – 134 points
Spencer Strider, ATL: 8 (1st), 21 (2nd) – 103 points
Brendan Donovan, STL: 22 (3rd) – 22 points
Jake McCarthy, ARI: 4 (3rd) – 4 points
Alexis Díaz, CIN: 1 (2nd) – 3 points
Nick Lodolo, CIN: 2 (3rd) – 2 points
Oneil Cruz, PIT: 2 (3rd) – 2 points


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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]