Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/15/14

Jackie Robinson Award Trophy In the first of four nights of awards, MLB has announced the 2012 Jackie Robinson Award for Rookie of the Year in both the American League and National League, with no major surprises. American League: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Seeing as he’s one of two leading candidates for the American League MVP, it’s no surprise that Mike Trout is the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year.  Huge, productive numbers across the board, .326 batting average (2nd in AL), 129 runs scored (1st by 20 runs), 49 stolen bases (1st), .564 slugging percentage (3rd), 30 home runs, 255 times reached base (8th).  The cumulative stats are even more impressive since he started the year in AAA and only played 139 games.  A highlight of the year for Trout is the “catch of the year” candidate against J.J Hardy (below).  Trout beat out two high priced Free Agent signings in OF Yoenis Cespedes (Oak) and RHP Yu Darvish (TEX). Can’t wait to see the sophomore campaign. National League: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals He was a media darling with the high expectation and 5-tool talent, even making an All Star appearance (at the age of 19, second youngest ever to Doc Gooden by 1 month), his numbers were solid across a number of categories, .270 average, speed and power (18 SB, 22 HR), finished in the top 5 in runs scored (98 runs), and 9 triples (8th in NL), and a plus in on base percentage (.340), slugging (.477) and doubles (26).  His highlight of the year might be the steal of home (below) after Cole Hamels welcomed him to the major leagues by drilling him in the back (all but admitting he plunked him to send a message).  Harper edged out lefty hurler Wade Miley (ARI) and IF/OF Todd Frazier (CIN). Tomorrow Night: Managers of the Year -Dave (@lhd_on_sports) The post MLB Rookies of the Year announced appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

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