Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, who saved 46 games, became the 10th unanimous Rookie of the Year winner.
Kimbrel received all 32 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers Associate of America. The last player to earn a unanimous victory was Albert Pujols. Kimbrel went 4-3 with a 2.10 ERA in 79 games and held opponents to a .178 batting average. Teammate Freddie Freeman finished second, followed by breakout right-hander Vance Worley, who became a stabilizing force at the bottom of the Phillies' rotation. Worley, 24, went 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA in 25 games (21 starts), delivering a 119/46 K/BB ratio in 131 2-3 innings, a statistically similar campaign to J.A. Happ's 2009 effort (12-4, 2.93 ERA), in which he finished second in ROY voting. Worley is expected to nail down the fourth or fifth spot in the rotation next season after shifting to the bullpen during the playoffs.
Notes: Michael Martinez has surfaced in the Dominican Winter League, which is where he put himself on the Phillies' map last offseason. The utilityman is 2-for-24 in his first six games. … According to multiple reports, Ryan Madson is being pursued by the Marlins, who have emerged as strong suitors for Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols. … Jimmy Rollins reportedly has offers from six teams. ... Jonathan Papelbon is official.