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Astros’ Chris Devenski finishes fourth in rookie of year voting

Devenski goes unprotected in the Rule 5 Draft to top rookie in 2016.

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What a long strange trip it has been for Chris Devenski. A little less than a year ago, Devenski could have easily been on another roster following the Rule 5 Draft. But instead, he remained in Houston and finished fourth overall in the American League Rookie of the Year award balloting.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announce the results of their votes on Monday with Detriot Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer taking home the award in a landslide with 142 points. New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez finished second with 91 points, and Cleveland Indians outfielder, a Spring native and Texas A&M product, Tyler Naquin finished third with 20 points.

Devenski collected one second place vote and four third place votes, totaling seven points.

Devenski was 4-4 with 2.16 ERA, 0.914 WHIP, 104 strikeouts compared to 20 walks and 26 earned runs in 108 13 innings. He was 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA in 83 23 relief innings.

Devenski accounted for a 2.8 fWAR in his rookie season.