American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year
Mike Trout, Los Angeles
Why he won:
Well, who else?
Angels center fielder Mike Trout put together a remarkable season that makes him a strong contender in balloting for the American Leagues Most Valuable Player, which will be announced Thursday.
His five-tool talents made him a unanimous choice as Rookie of the Year the eighth such unanimous pick in the awards 54-year history. Trout, at 21, is also the youngest winner in the awards history.
Trout led AL rookies is virtually all offensive categories despite not making his season debut until April 28. He finished with a .326 average, a .399 on-base percentage and a .564 slugging percentage. He also had 30 homers, 127 runs, 83 RBIs and 49 stolen bases.
In his words:
Its one of the best years of my life, so far, Trout said. Coming to the big leagues, and succeeding this young, is just a great feeling.
Mike Trout, Los Angeles++28++0++0++140
Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland++0++19++6++63
Yu Darvish, Texas++0++9++19++46
Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore++0++0++2++2
Jarrod Parker, Oakland++0++0++1+=1
The voting panel consists of two BBWAA members from each of the 14 chapters in American League cities. Players receive five points for a first-place vote, three for a second-place vote and one for a third-place vote. Balloting is conducted prior to post-season play.
Kansas City Chapter ballots
Rustin Dodd, Kansas City Star: Trout, Darvish, Cespedes
Terez A. Paylor, Kansas City Star: Trout, Cespedes, Darvish
2011: Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay; 2010: Neftali Feliz, Texas; 2009: Andrew Bailey, Oakland; 2008: Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay; 2007: Dustin Pedroia, Boston; 2006: Justin Verlander, Detroit; 2005: Huston Street, Oakland; 2004: Bobby Crosby, Oakland; 2003: Angel Berroa, Royals; 2002: Eric Hinske, Toronto; 2001: Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle; 2000: Kazuhiro Sasaki, Seattle.
1999: Carlos Beltran, Royals; 1998: Ben Grieve, Oakland; 1997: Nomar Garciaparra*, Boston; 1996: Derek Jeter*, New York; 1995: Marty Cordova, Minnesota; 1994: Bob Hamelin, Royals; 1993: Tim Salmon*, California; 1992: Pat Listach, Milwaukee; 1991: Chuck Knoblauch, Minnesota; 1990: Sandy Alomar Jr.*, Cleveland.
1989: Gregg Olson, Baltimore; 1988: Walt Weiss, Oakland: 1987: Mark McGwire*, Oakland; 1986: José Canseco, Oakland; 1985: Ozzie Guillen, Chicago; 1984: Alvin Davis, Seattle; 1983: Ron Kittle, Chicago; 1982: Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore; 1981: Dave Righetti, New York; 1980: Joe Charboneau, Cleveland.
1979 (tie): John Castino, Minnesota, and Alfredo Griffin, Toronto; 1978: Lou Whitaker, Detroit; 1977: Eddie Murray, Baltimore; 1976: Mark Fidrych, Detroit; 1975: Fred Lynn, Boston; 1974: Mike Hargrove, Texas; 1973: Al Bumbry, Baltimore; 1972: Carlton Fisk*, Boston; 1971: Chris Chambliss, Cleveland; 1970: Thurman Munson, New York.
1969: Lou Piniella, Royals; 1968: Stan Bahnsen, New York; 1967: Rod Carew, Minnesota; 1966: Tommie Agee, Chicago; 1965: Curt Blefary, Baltimore; 1964: Tony Oliva, Minnesota; 1963: Gary Peters, Chicago; 1962: Tom Tresh, New York; 1961: Don Schwall, Boston; 1960: Ron Hansen, Baltimore.
1959: Bob Allison, Washington, 1958: Albie Pearson, Washington; 1957: Tony Kubek, New York; 1956: Luis Aparicio, Chicago; 1955: Herb Score, Cleveland; 1954: Bob Grim, New York; 1953: Harvey Kuenn, Detroit; 1952: Harry Byrd, Philadelphia; 1951: Gil McDougal, New York; 1950: Walt Dropo, Boston; 1949: Roy Sievers, St. Louis.
* _ indicates unanimous selection.
National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year:
Bryce Harper, Washington
Why he won:
Washington outfielder Bryce Harper edged Arizona pitcher Wade Miley in a tight race that offered a sharp contrast to the unanimous sweep in the American League by Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout.
Harper collected half of the 32 first-place votes while finishing with 112 points and was the only player cited on every ballot. Miley got 12 first-place votes but was left off one ballot that cast by Bill Center of U-T San Diego.
The seven-point differential was the fourth-tightest vote in the awards 54-year history.
Harper, who didnt turn 20 until Oct. 16, batted .270 with 22 homers and 59 RBIs. He led all NL rookies with 98 runs, 254 total bases and 57 extra-base hits. He is the second-youngest NL winner one month older than Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden in 1984.
Miley, 26, finished 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA in 32 games, including 29 starts.
In his words:
I didnt reach them, Harper said of his personal expectations. Im never satisfied with any of my numbers. My biggest goal is to win a World Series. This is amazing to win this award, but I want to bring a title back to D.C and we didnt reach that.
Bryce Harper, Washington++16++8++8++112
Wade Miley, Arizona++12++13++6++105
Todd Frazier, Cincinnati++3++7++9++45
Wilin Rosario, Colorado++1++2++1++12
Norichika Aoki, Milwaukee++0++2++5++11
Yonder Alonza, San Diego++0++1++1++1
Matt Carpenter, St. Louis++0++0++1++1
Jordan Pachecho, Colorado++0++0++1++1
The voting panel consists of two BBWAA members from each of the 16 chapters in National League cities. Players receive five points for a first-place vote, three for a second-place vote and one for a third-place vote. Balloting is conducted prior to post-season play.
2011: Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta; 2010: Buster Posey, San Francisco; 2009: Chris Coghlan, Florida; 2008: Geovany Soto, Chicago; 2007: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee; 2006: Hanley Ramirez, Florida; 2005: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia; 2004: Jason Bay, Pittsburgh; 2003: Dontrelle, Willis, Florida; 2002: Jason Jennings, Colorado; 2001: Albert Pujols*, St. Louis; 2000: Rafael Furcal, Atlanta.
1999: Scott Williamson, Cincinnati; 1998: Kerry Wood, Chicago; 1997: Scott Rolen*, Philadelphia; 1996: Todd Hollandsworth, Los Angeles; 1995: Hideo Nomo, Los Angeles; 1994: Raul Mondesi*, Los Angeles; 1993: Mike Piazza*, Los Angeles; 1992: Eric Karros, Los Angeles; 1991: Jeff Bagwell, Houston; 1990: David Justice, Atlanta.
1989: Jerome Walton, Chicago; 1988: Chris Sabo, Cincinnati; 1987: Benito Santiago*, San Diego; 1986: Todd Worrell, St. Louis; 1985: Vince Coleman*, St. Louis; 1984: Dwight Gooden, New York; 1983: Darryl Strawberry, New York; 1982: Steve Sax, Los Angeles; 1981: Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles; 1980: Steve Howe, Los Angeles.
1979: Rick Sutcliffe, Los Angeles; 1978: Bob Horner, Atlanta; 1977: Andre Dawson, Montreal; 1976 (tie): Butch Metzger, San Diego, and Pat Zachry, Cincinnati; 1975: John Montefusco, San Francisco; 1974: Bake McBride, St. Louis; 1973: Gary Matthews, San Francisco; 1972: Jon Matlack, New York; 1971: Earl Williams, Atlanta; 1970: Carl Morton, Montreal.
1969: Ted Sizemore, Los Angeles; 1968: Johnny Bench, Cincinnati; 1967: Tom Seaver, New York; 1966: Tommy Helms, Cincinnati; 1965: Jim Lefebvre, Los Angeles; 1964: Richie Allen, Philadelphia; 1963: Pete Rose, Cincinnati; 1962: Ken Hubbs, Chicago; 1961: Billy Williams, Chicago; 1960: Frank Howard, Los Angeles.
1959: Willie McCovey*, San Francisco; 1958: Orlando Cepeda*, San Francisco; 1957: Jack Sanford, Philadelphia; 1956: Frank Robinson*, Cincinnati; 1955: Bill Virdon, St. Louis; 1954: Wally Moon, St. Louis; 1953: Junior Gilliam, Brooklyn; 1952: Joe Black, Brooklyn; 1951: Willie Mays, New York; 1950: Sam Jethroe, Boston.
1949: Don Newcombe, Brooklyn; 1948: Alvin Dark, Boston; 1947: Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn.
* _ indicates unanimous selection.
2012 BBWAA award winners/announcement schedule
AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year: Mike Trout, Los Angeles
NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year: Bryce Harper, Washington
Tuesday: AL and NL Managers of the Year
Wednesday: AL and NL Cy Young Award
Thursday: AL and NL Most Valuable Player