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CC.com MLB Awards: 2006 Rookies of the Year

2005 Winner: Huston Street, Oakland

Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander went 17-9 with a 3.63 ERA en route to the 2006 CC.com American League Rookie of the Year award, easily beating Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon in the voting. Verlander's 17 wins tied for the AL champion Tigers lead with veteran lefty Kenny Rogers. The 23-year old right-hander received nine of 13 first-place votes. Papelbon had three, and third-place finisher Francisco Liriano of Minnesota took one. Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis finished fourth, with Angels righty Jered Weaver in fifth.

2005 Winner: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman edged out a pair of Marlins to win the 2006 CC.com National League Rookie of the Year award. The 21-year old Zimmerman hit .287/.351/.471 with 20 homers and 110 RBI for the Nationals. Zimmerman received four first-place votes, four second-place votes and two third-place votes, for 22 points overall. Florida second baseman Dan Uggla went 4/2/4 to finish in second place with 20 points, and his double play partner, Hanley Ramirez, was 3/3/2 for 17 points in third place. Two other Marlins (left fielder Josh Willingham and pitcher Anibal Sanchez) also received votes, along with Milwaukee's Prince Fielder and two Dodgers, Andre Ethier and Takashi Saito.

Full voting results are available under the Read More link.

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
                        1   2   3   TOTAL
J Verlander, DET        9   4   -      35
J Papelbon, BOS         3   5   1      20
F Liriano, MIN          1   3   3      12
N Markakis, BAL         -   1   6       8
J Weaver, LAA           -   -   3       3

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
                        1   2   3   TOTAL
R Zimmerman, WAS        4   4   2      22
D Uggla, FLA            4   2   4      20
H Ramirez, FLA          3   3   2      17
J Willingham, FLA       1   1   -       5
P Fielder, MIL          -   1   2       4
A Ethier, LAD           -   1   -       2
T Saito, LAD            -   -   1       1
A Sanchez, FLA          -   -   1       1