Trout, Harper Win Rookie of the Year
In one of the least shocking decisions of all time, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have officially run away with the American and National League Rookie of the Year awards.
Trout, who didn’t start the season on the Angels roster, ended the season with a .326 average, 30 home runs and 83 RBI. He not only impressed at the plate, but also swiped 49 bags and played such a Gold Glove caliber center field. Trout won the ROY unanimously, becoming the youngest AL winner ever and the first Angel to win the award since Tim Salmon in 1993.
Bryce Harper came into this season as the most heralded prospect in recent memory. Despite a bit of a mid season slide, Harper finished the year with a solid .270 average, 22 home runs and 59 RBI. Harper played a pivotal role in helping the Nationals clinch a post season berth for the first time since moving the franchise from Montreal.