Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, November 12, 2012

BBWAA: AL Rookie of the Year: Mike Trout Wins Unanimously

“New feature this year: After you watch the award announcements on @MLBNetwork, go to http://BBWAA.com to see ballot-by-ballot voting.”

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim center fielder Mike Trout was a unanimous choice as the American League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, the BBWAA announced on MLB Network today.

Trout, 21, was listed first on all 28 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city for a perfect score of 140 points. He became the eighth unanimous choice in the AL voting, joining Evan Longoria, Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter, Tim Salmon, Sandy Alomar Jr., Mark McGwire and Carlton Fisk. There have been 10 unanimous choices in the National League. Trout and Salmon, the 1993 winner, are the only Angels players to have been honored.

There was barely an offensive category in which Trout did not lead all rookies – batting average (.326), runs (127), RBI (83), hits (182), doubles (27), triples (8), home runs (30), stolen bases (49), total bases (315), extra-base hits (65), multi-hit games (56), walks (67), on-base percentage (.399) and slugging (.564). He is the sixth center fielder to win the AL award and the first since Carlos Beltran in 1999.

Repoz Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:28 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Esoteric Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4300902)
Well this was just about as blindingly obvious an award as any this year.

Though I do think it's a bit skeezy given that the Angels intentionally held Trout short of two or three at-bats last year, otherwise he would have qualified as a rookie in 2011.
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4300906)
So Trout is the 8th man to win the RoY in a unanimous vote. He could become the third rookie to win the MVP. But he'd be the first to do both, which is kind of odd.

Lynn and Rice split one rookie vote in 1975, and CC grabbed one of Ichiro's.
   3. rr Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4300907)
Fred Lynn and Ichiro are the only two guys to win MVP and ROY, right? Or I am misremembering on Ichiro? I know Lynn did it way back in 1975.
   4. Dock Ellis Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4300908)
I damn near forgot he was a rookie in the first place.
   5. The Ted (now serving waffles) Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4300910)
Fred Lynn and Ichiro are the only two guys to win MVP and ROY, right? Or I am misremembering on Ichiro? I know Lynn did it way back in 1975.


SoSH meant that Trout would be the first to win the Roy unanimously and win an MVP.
   6. AndrewJ Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4300912)
And -- big surprise -- Bryce just won the National League ROY.
   7. rr Posted: November 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM (#4300917)
@ 5

Yeah, I know that--I wasn't questioning SOSH. It was a question.
   8. John DiFool2 Posted: November 12, 2012 at 08:13 PM (#4300977)
Though I do think it's a bit skeezy given that the Angels intentionally held Trout short of two or three at-bats last year, otherwise he would have qualified as a rookie in 2011.


I don't-I've always considered the ROTY award eligibility to be a bit arbitrary, to be honest.
   9. Cooper Nielson Posted: November 12, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4301037)
Though I do think it's a bit skeezy given that the Angels intentionally held Trout short of two or three at-bats last year, otherwise he would have qualified as a rookie in 2011.

I still don't understand why rookie eligibility is based on at-bats instead of plate appearances. Has anyone ever been able to explain that?
   10. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: November 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4301050)
The only other Angel to win the ROY award?

Tim Salmon.

New market inefficiency, guys.
   11. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: November 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4301064)
Explain Mike Carp?
   12. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: November 12, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4301076)
It's not just fish. It's Angelfish.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: November 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4301086)
I still don't understand why rookie eligibility is based on at-bats instead of plate appearances. Has anyone ever been able to explain that?

Walks are for sissies.
   14. shoewizard Posted: November 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4301095)
Well this was just about as blindingly obvious an award as any this year.


Right behind Dusty for MOY
   15. Austin Posted: November 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM (#4301114)
I think Jarrod Parker's year was the equal of Darvish's, but apparently the voters disagree (he got a grand total of one third-place vote).
   16. Tuque Posted: November 13, 2012 at 02:10 AM (#4301141)
Well this was just about as blindingly obvious an award as any this year.

I'm not a baseball historian at all, but I can't help but think you'd be hard-pressed to find a more blindingly obvious baseball award ever.
   17. Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around Posted: November 13, 2012 at 02:22 AM (#4301143)
This is ridiculous. Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown. I don't care about his past experience, such a feat is worthy of Rookie of the Year.
   18. John Northey Posted: November 13, 2012 at 07:01 AM (#4301157)
Three guys available for cash only in the winter were #2/3/4 - Yoenis Cespedes and Yu Darvish along with Orioles starter (who was a free agent thus no posting fee) Wei-Yin Chen. Jarrod Parker, who the A's got in a winter trade, was 5th. Thus only the winner, Mike Trout, was with his current organization during the 2011 season. Quite odd it seems that only one of the guys in the AL rookie voting actually had time in his current teams minors pre-2012. Also sucks for fans of teams that cheaped out on Cespedes, Darvish, and Chen.
   19. DKDC Posted: November 13, 2012 at 08:20 AM (#4301181)
4 other guys got votes.

I wouldn't call that unanimous.
   20. Bug Selig Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM (#4301325)
I'm not a baseball historian at all, but I can't help but think you'd be hard-pressed to find a more blindingly obvious baseball award ever.


Worst Name Ever Award - Johnny (Ugly) Dickshot

Not only is his name Johnny Dickshot, he was apparently notably unattractive as well. Jesus.
   21. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:23 AM (#4301335)
4 other guys got votes.

I wouldn't call that unanimous.


It would certainly be impressive if all 28 voters decided to not even bother with their second and third place slots, because Trout was just out of their league by so much.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Tuque
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPablo Sandoval placed on the disabled list with an inner ear infection
(33 - 9:50pm, Jun 22)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogMy OMNI has a second name, it's CHATTER, for June 22, 2017
(40 - 9:49pm, Jun 22)
Last: Jesus Frankenstein

NewsblogRecounting the many ways baseball has changed in 20 years
(15 - 9:49pm, Jun 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(6916 - 9:48pm, Jun 22)
Last: Thok

NewsblogA’s owners say moving four miles to new stadium will create $3B in economic benefits, I’m done | Field of Schemes
(32 - 9:45pm, Jun 22)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOTP 19 June 2017: Bipartisan baseball: Dems best GOP, give trophy to wounded Scalise
(770 - 9:39pm, Jun 22)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogYour 2017 MLB local broadcaster rankings
(46 - 9:21pm, Jun 22)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogJarrod Dyson breaks up perfect game with bunt – and Justin Verlander isn’t mad
(27 - 9:17pm, Jun 22)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogKyle Schwarber headed back to Triple-A Iowa
(28 - 9:05pm, Jun 22)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(664 - 9:04pm, Jun 22)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogBeyond the Box Score: On the lack of interest in Albert Pujols’s 600 HR and Adrián Beltré’s pursuit of 3,000 hits
(44 - 8:13pm, Jun 22)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogNegro Leagues Baseball Museum receives $1 million gift from MLB, players union
(8 - 8:10pm, Jun 22)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogFreddie Freeman Might Play 3B for Braves After Recovering from Wrist Injury
(85 - 7:08pm, Jun 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Mets Are Pissed At Yasiel Puig For Admiring His Homer
(49 - 6:33pm, Jun 22)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogAt Long Last, Video Of One Of The Most Ridiculous And Unforgettable Plays In Nats History (WaPo)
(37 - 6:07pm, Jun 22)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Page rendered in 0.1935 seconds
47 querie(s) executed