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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
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   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 on Acid 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. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: November 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4301064)
Explain Mike Carp?
   12. Los Angeles El Hombre de 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. It's a shame about Athletic Supporter 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.

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