Mike Trout wins AL Rookie of the Year

It's unanimous: Mike Trout is the AL Rookie of the Year

11/12/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

September 30, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel (12) after a home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIREIn news that should surprise absolutely no one, Mike Trout has been named the American League Rookie of the Year.

Trout was the unanimous choice, receiving all 28 first place votes.

Yeonis Cespedes of the Athletics finished 2nd, taking 19 out of the 28 second place votes, and 6 third place votes.

3rd place finisher Yu Darvish and Trout were the only players listed on all 28 ballots, with Darvish receiving 9 second place votes and 19 third place votes.

Wei-Yin Chen and Jarrod Parker were the only other players who received votes.

Trout had an all-time great season, and is considered a strong candidate for the MVP award as well. He led the league in runs and stolen bases, finished 2nd to Miguel Cabrera in batting average, and was third in slugging percentage.

He also won the Silver Slugger, and many believe he was robbed when Adam Jones won the AL Gold Glove for center fielders. Despite playing only 139 games, Trout provided highlight reels full of home run-robbing catches and other spectacular plays.

Congrats to Mike Trout, one of the most deserving Rookie of the Year award winners that we've ever seen.

Another interesting note: The only Angels to ever win the award were named Trout and Salmon. Now you know.
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11/12/12   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The BBWAA releasing everyone's ballot is going to make for some interesting conversation come AL MVP time, if not a few other of the awards.

I can't wait.

11/12/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The BBWAA releasing everyone's ballot is going to make for some interesting conversation come AL MVP time, if not a few other of the awards.