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November 16, 2009

Where will Elvis Andrus finish in ROY voting?

The guess here is third. I didn't have a rookie vote, but you have to figure he will get at least two first-place votes when the award is announced today at 1 p.m. The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant already has written that he voted for Andrus and you have to figure the other area writer assigned a ROY vote will vote for him too. But with so many decent candidates and not a frontrunner, the voting will be spread out. My guess is either Detroit's Rick Porcello or Oakland's Andrew Bailey finishes first and the other is second. The last Texas players to finish in the top three in ROY voting were Jeff Zimmerman in 1999 and Rusty Greer in 1994. Both finished third. Greer received three first-place votes. Kansas City's Bob Hamelin won the award that year, receiving the other 25 first-place votes. Future drug user Manny Ramirez finished second and received no first-place votes. Kansas City's Carlos Beltran won the 1999 award.

- Anthony Andro

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