Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer finished third in balloting for the Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year released Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy Hellickson won the award by collecting 17 of the 28 first-place votes and finishing with 102 points. Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo was second with five and 63, followed by Hosmer with four and 38.

"It's a complete honor to be named in the top three for rookie of the year," Hosmer said through his Twitter account shortly after the balloting was announced. "Big congratulations to my boy, Jeremy Hellickson!"