The rookie year for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout continues to get better, even after it has ended. This afternoon, the Baseball Writers Association of America unanimously selected Trout as the American League Rookie of the Year. He finished on top with all 28 first-place votes, followed by Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes who garnered 19 second-place votes. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish finished in third. Trout becomes the second Angel to win the award, after Tim Salmon took it home in 1993.
Trout made it easy on the voters, finishing the season with an astounding stat line. He hit .326/.399/.564 with 30 home runs, 89 runs batted in and 49 stolen bases which was best in the American League. He was also voted an AL All-Star and finished second in batting average to the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. He also finished first in runs in addition to being near the top of every other offensive category in the league.