Nationals' Bryce Harper named NL Rookie of the Year finalist

Jonathan Ernst

Bryce Harper is a finalist for the NL Rookie of the Year, alongside Wade Miley and Todd Frazier. The award will be announced on Monday.

Bryce Harper will be one of three players considered for the National League Rookie of the Year award, which will be announced Monday.

The Washington Nationals outfielder was nominated along with Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati Reds and Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 20-year-old was as good as promised in his first year in the big leagues, after being drafted No. 1 overall in 2010. He hit .270 with 22 home runs in his debut season. Frazier had similar numbers -- .273 with 19 home runs -- but struck out less and had a higher OPS. Miley had a 3.33 ERA for the Diamondbacks, going 16-11 on the season.

Frazier was voted the winner of the award by the players, but we won't know until Monday who will win the BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award. The race in the other league is pretty much a foregone conclusion, as Mike Trout will not only win the rookie award, but is also likely to win the MVP.

Harper is by far the youngest of the three -- Miley is 25, Frazier 26 -- and the only one who did not play part of a previous season in the majors before the 2012 season.

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