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Darvish Named Rangers Rookie of the Year

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Darvish Named Rangers Rookie of the Year

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on August 28, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

In possibly the most unsurprising news ever, Yu Darvish was voted Rangers Rookie of the Year by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Darvish was obviously the hands-down choice for the award as he finished third in the American League Rookie of the Year voting behind Mike Trout and Yoenis Cespedes.

After struggling a little early on in his American baseball debut season, Darvish showed why the Rangers well over $100 million to land him (contract + posting fee). He finished the season with a 16-9 record and a 3.90 ERA while leading all rookies with 221 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings.

He had the AL's second-lowest batting average against at .216 and strikeouts per nine innings at 10.4.

Who do you think should've won the award? Rhetorical question, by the way.

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