Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/27/12
      flickr.com     Nobody can deny the fact that Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout has had an excellent rookie season. Similar to Justin Verlander being part of the discussion last season, some people have an issue with the same player winning the ROY and MVP just like Verlander winning the Cy Young and MVP last season. What Trout has done in just 105 games is staggering. His .337, 24, 72 line with 100 runs scored, 144 hits and 41 stolen bases would be excellent lines for an entire seasons. I’m extremely curious to see where he finishes numbers wise for the season.     A couple of players that come to mind are St Louis’ Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 and Mike Piazza in 1993. Ichiro won the AL MVP in 2001, hitting .350, 8, 69 with 242 hits, 127 RS and 56 SBs. Pujols hit .329, 37, 130 with 194 hits, 112 RS and 47 2B in the same season. Piazza hit .318, 35, 112 with 174 hits and 81 RS in 1993. Trout has the second highest average in this group and is on pace to hav...
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