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Posey, Feliz picked as Rookies of the Year

Leesburg's Buster Posey celebrates  from a cable car during the Giants' victory parade.

Leesburg's Buster Posey celebrates from a cable car during the Giants' victory parade.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz have been voted the Rookies of the Year.

Posey, a native of Lee County, won the National League award in voting announced Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Feliz won the American League honor.

Posey drew 20 first-place votes on the 32 ballots. He was called up from Triple-A in late May and hit .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs for the eventual World Series champions.

Feliz set a rookie record with 40 saves in helping Texas reach the World Series for the first time. The rocket-armed righty was listed first on 20 of the 28 ballots.

Voting was done by two BBWAA members in each league city after the regular season.