Pinar del Río Vegueros right-hander pitcher Yoandy Cruz is the winner of the 2015-16 NS Rookie of the Year Award.
Cruz had amazing numbers with Pinar del Río during the first half of the 2015-16 season, leading all rookies with a 5-0 record and an extraordinary 1.95 ERA.
At the end of the 55 NS campaign Cruz had record of 8-2 (.800) after 17 games pitched – 13 starts - with an ERA of 3.42 in 73 2/3 innings.
Cruz had 31 struck outs and 29 walks while the opponents hit .275 against him. He compiled a WHIP of 1.43.