128296032 The Sports Kings: Kimbrel Is NL Rookie Of The Year!Congrats to Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel it was announced yesterday afternoon that he was selected as this year’s NL Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote and Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was selected in the American League.

Kimbrel recorded 46 saves on the season, a new major league record for saves by a rookie. The right hand closer received all 32 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Honorable Mention… Kimbrel’s teammate Braves’ 1st baseman Freddie Freeman came in second place.

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