Astros' Yordan Alvarez Named Unanimous American League Rookie of the Year

Brandon Scott
November 11, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez is the unanimous American League Rookie of the Year, Major League Baseball announced Monday. 

Alvarez was called up his Major League debut for the Astros on June 9. He went on to hit 27 home runs in the regular season with a .655 slugging percentage and 1.067 OPS. 

"Congrats Yordan Alvarez on AL ROY!" Astros manager A.J. Hinch tweeted. "Incredible rookie season and a well deserved honor. Dominant impact on the field and as a teammate.......very proud of how he handled success and how he became a mainstay in our line-up. Can’t wait to see him build off this season."

Alvarez had 14 hits in 58 postseason at bats. His only postseason home run came in Game 5 of the World Series, when the Astros took a 3-2 lead over the Washington Nationals. The Nationals then won the next two games at Minute Maid Park to capture the World Series.