Diamondbacks' Wade Miley named finalist for NL Rookie of the Year

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Diamondback pitcher Wade Miley is a finalist for the National League Rookie of the Year Award that will be announced on Nov. 12.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' Wade Miley is one of three finalists up for the National League Rookie of the Year award. Miley was the first rookie pitcher to make the NL All-Star team since 2003, and he'll have stiff competition in Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier.

Miley, 25, went 16-11 for Kirk Gibson's ballclub this past season. The lefty posted a 3.33 ERA and had 144 strikeouts in 194.2 innings pitched.

Harper put up a .270 batting average during his rookie season with 22 home runs and 59 RBI for the Nationals. Frazier had similar numbers, including a .273 batting average with 19 home runs and 67 RBI.

In the American League, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout is the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award, but he has competition in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Winners for the rookie awards will be announced Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network.

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