In the month of October, rookie Jake Cronenworth took home two different awards for the NL’s Rookie of the Year. The first was a Player’s Choice award, which was voted on by his peers. The other came from the Baseball Writers of America Association.
Despite picking up the honor multiple times already, Cronenworth fell short to the Brewers’ Devin Williams for MLB’s NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year honor, which was announced on the MLB Network Monday afternoon.
Devin Williams is the 2020 National League Rookie of the Year (and the wait goes on for the Padres). Jake Cronenworth only received six first place votes. He tied for second with Alec Bohm.— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) November 9, 2020
Cronenworth hit .285/.354/.477 with four homers and 20 RBIs while being one of the Padres’ best defensive players on the year. He played mainly at second, but he also spent time at first, shortstop, and even one game at third base.
Williams pitched just 27 total innings totaling 53 strikeouts while allowing eight hits, four runs, and a single homer in 22 games. He finished with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 0.33.