Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani defeated Yankees infielders Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Ohtani, 24, was signed by the Angels as the first true two-way player in the majors since Babe Ruth and he lived up to the hype.
He finished with 22 home runs, 61 RBIs and a slashline of .285/.361/.564 while going 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA (3.57 FIP) and an 11 K/9 ratio in 10 starts.
Ohtani, who received 25 of 30 first-place votes was unable to pitch a full season, however, due to a UCL tear in his right elbow which also caused him to miss a large portion of the season as a hitter.
He had to undergo Tommy John surgery at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Andujar finished the season with 27 home runs, 92 RBIs and 47 doubles and with a slashline of .297/.328/.527.
His 47 doubles -- which were third-most in the majors -- was a franchise rookie record and he led all rookies in that category along with hits (170), extra-base hits (76) and multi-hit games (53). His 27 home runs were also tied for the rookie lead.
Yet it was not enough for Andujar to win over voters from a rookie who excelled as both a hitter and pitcher.