AL, NL Rookies of the Year No Surprise
It’s not a shock.
Mike Trout, a prime candidate for the Most Valuable Player award in the American League, and Bryce Harper, the National League’s most touted rookie have won Rookie of the Year awards in their respective leagues.
Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was a unanimous choice and in the process, became the youngest ever to win the AL award at age 21.
Harper, of the Washington Nationals, was the second youngest ever to win in the National League. He’s just 20 years old.
Trout hit .326 with 30 homers and 86 RBI. He led the majors with 129 runs scored and 49
Harper edged San Diego’s Wade Miley for the award. Miley, who played college ball at Southeastern Louisiana, was 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA.