Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays were selected baseball’s rookies of the year Monday.

Fernandez stood out in a very deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. His debut season was so superb that he’s one of three finalists for the NL Cy Young Award, with the winner to be announced Wednesday.   Fernandez easily topped runner-up Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander was the fourth Marlins player in 11 years to win, following Chris Coghlan (2009), Hanley Ramirez (2006) and Dontrelle Willis (2003).   After the Marlins dumped nearly all of their high-priced stars last winter, Fernandez was a rare bright spot in Miami’s 62-100 season. He made the All-Star team at age 20, and went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings.

Jose Fernandez went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts for a Marlins team that finished in last place with a 62-100 record.

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