Cincinnati Reds infielder Jonathan India was named the National League Rookie of the Year, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.
.@JonathanIndia is the Jackie Robinson NL Rookie of the Year!
India led all rookies in games, OBP, doubles, walks and runs scored. pic.twitter.com/XjTP8MTK4d
— MLB (@MLB) November 15, 2021
India hit .269 with 21 homers and 69 RBI. His on-base percentage was .376 and his slugging percentage was .459, both of which led eligible rookies.
India is the eighth Cincinnati player to earn Rookie of the Year honors, but the first since RHP Scott Williamson in 1999.
India was the No. 5 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Reds, but quickly rose through the minors. The American Heritage High product spent three years with the Gators, primarily playing third base.
Per a UF release, this marks the first time one college program was represented with two Rookie of the Year winners in a three year span.
The New York Mets’ Pete Alonso earned the 2019 NL Rookie of the Year.