ANAHEIM, CA Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been named by Baseball America as the winner of its 2012 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards. He becomes the first player to win both awards in the same season, and the first Angel to win either award.
The 21-year-old finished the season ranked in the American League Top 5 in several offensive categories including, average (.326, 2nd), runs scored (129, 1st), stolen bases (49, 1st), slugging percentage (.564, 3rd) and on-base percentage (.399, 3rd).
Trout was the first player in Major League history to steal 45 bases, score 125 runs and hit 30 home runs in a single season. Additionally, he is the only player to hit .320 or above with 30 HRs and 45 SBs in a single season.
The New Jersey native led all rookies in nearly every offensive category and was named the American League Rookie of the Month in May, June, July and August becoming the first player to claim the award in four consecutive months. He was also the first ro...