The Baseball Writers' Association of America held their awards banquet in New York City on Saturday as much of the city was shut down the 2016 Blizzard in full effect. The snow didn't stop the Houston Astros Carlos Correa and Dallas Keuchel from picking up their awards at the banquet.
Keuchel received the top honor for American League pitchers, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award. Correa was named the 2015 AL Rookie of the year.
Correa finished in first place over Cleveland Indians' shortstop Francisco Lindor with 124 total point -- including 17 first place votes for the award.
Correa was the youngest position player in the Major last season, hitting .279 (108x387) with 22 doubles, 22 home runs, 68 RBI, 14 stolen bases and an .857 OPS in his 99 games in 2015. Among AL rookies, Correa ranked first in home runs, slugging (.512) and OPS, while ranking second in RBI and on-base percentage (.345), and third in batting average (min. 400 PA). With 22 home runs this season, Correa set both the franchise rookie record for home runs and the franchise record for home runs by a shortstop.
Here is Correa's acceptance speech:
Keuchel finished in first place of Cy Young voting with 186 points and 22 first place votes. Keuchel went 20-8 with three complete games and a 2.48 ERA (64ER/232IP) in 33 starts this season. He led all AL pitchers in wins, WAR (7.2), innings pitched (232.0) and groundball to flyball ratio (3.68), ranked second in ERA and opponent batting average (.217) and tied for third in complete games. A model of consistency throughout the season, he was the starting pitcher for the AL All-Star Team, earned three AL Pitcher of the Month Awards (April, May, August) and is a finalist for the Gold Glove at his position, with those results being announced tonight. In his two postseason starts, Keuchel went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1ER/13IP).
Here is Keuchel's acceptance speech: