Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Mark Trumbo finished second in the Jackie Robinson AL Rookie of the Year award voting behind Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson led all rookies in ERA (2.95), innings (189), starts (29) and opponents' batting average (.210).
Trumbo received five first-place votes and finished with 63 points. Trumbo finished the season batting .254 with 29 homeruns and 87 RBI. Trumbo took advantage of an unexpected gap at first base when Kendrys Morales went down with an ankle injury. Morales' season-ending surgery made Trumbo the full-time first baseman and he took advantage of it, being named team MVP as a result.
Trumbo, 25, was selected in the 18th round (533rd overall) of the 2004 MLB Draft and is a native of Anaheim.