Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Los Angeles Angles outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League Rookie of the Year today. Trouth, a 21-year-old from New Jersey, not only won the award but has placed himself in consideration for one of the greatest rookie seasons of all-time. Trout burst on the scene this year for an under achieving Angels team. Finishing the year with a .326/.399/.564 line the right handed hitting outfielder has also placed himself into consideration for the AL’s MVP award. The season did not begin with Trouth on the Angels Opening Day roster but it did not take long before the Angels called him up and he started producing. He never stopped producing leading the Major Leagues in runs scored and stolen bases while still finding time to mash 30 home runs. Trout’s numbers may have made him the obvious choice for the award but that is not to say others did not produce equally impressive numbers. The 2012 class of rookies may go down as one of the best ever for the American League. In any other ...
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