Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/16/12
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Mike Trout is going to become the first player since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 to win the Most Valuable Player and the Rookie of the Year in the same season. That is, if the voters don't get in the way. Trout has played at an insanely high level this season, both offensively and defensively, and he didn't even start the year on Los Angeles' 25-man roster. Trout made his 2012 debut on April 28, missing the team's first 20 games. Looking at Trout's statistics for the year, though, no one could guess that he missed nearly a month's time. Through...

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