Yankees OF Aaron Judge is the recipient of the American League Rookie of the Year award.
Judge hit .284 with 52 home runs and 114 RBIs for the Yankees in his rookie campaign. His 52 homers marked the most by a rookie in a single season.
The 25-year-old also played in his first All-Star game and won the home run derby in a season during which he helped his team reach the ALCS. In the postseason, Judge hit .188 with four home runs and 11 RBIs for the Yankees.
Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers won Rookie of the Year honors in the National League.
Judge winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award was a forgone conclusion, but what was not was whether he would be an unanimous selection. Judge's performance this season was not only was good enough to run away rookie honors, it has him as a finalist for the most coveted individual award as well, the league's Most Valuable Player Award.
Judge more or less solidified his grip on the Rookie of the Year Award after a torrid first half of the season, one in which he drilled 30 home runs and electrified ballparks with tape-measure moonshots. Judge slowed down for a long stretch during the dog days of August, but it was not nearly enough to allow Benintendi or Mancini to overcome the Yankees right fielder. Judge finished the season's final month with 15 home runs as he broke the single-season rookie record with 52 homers, which shut down any upset talk that began to brew.