Who Won A.L. Rookie of the Year? Mike Trout Takes Home Award in 2012

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Nov 12, 2012 06:38 PM EST
Mike Trout A.L. Rookie of Year
Los Angeles Angels' Trout smiles against the Texas Rangers during their MLB game in Anaheim, California
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After a unanimous decision, the Los Angeles Angels' outfielder Mike Trout won the 2012 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award.

With a .326 batting average, 129 runs scored, 30 homers, 89 RBI and 49 stolen bases, was there any doubt that Trout would take the award home. 

The 21-year old from Vineland, New Jersey had an incredible season and caught everybody's eyes midway in the start of 2012. 

He came up in April and caught complete fire in July, hitting 10 homers and driving in 23 runs with a .392 batting average, an on-base percentage of .455 and an OPS of 1.259. 

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Complete amazing numbers without a doubt. 

He not only did it with the bat, but he held his own in the outfield with the leather. He only committed four errors in 340 chances.

With such talent as Trout and power hitter Mike Trumbo, the Angels' future looks bright as they can surround Albert Pujols in that batting lineup. 

The Angels have a lot of improving to do, but for now, they know they can count on the young Trout to produce offense in the Angels' lineup for years to come.

Trout beat out fellow A.L. West rookies Yoenis Cespedes and Yu Darvish.

 

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