In the American League, Mike Trout was awarded the honors by every voting member of the BBA. Trout, who maintained his rookie status in Major League Baseball for 2012, led the league in runs (129), stolen bases (49) and OPS+ (171). In addition, his slash line of .326/.399/.564 kept him among league leaders. Trout caps an all star season with recognition from the group as the top youngster in the American League.
In the National League, Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper claimed two-thirds of the members’ votes to win.
My vote went to Cincinnati Reds infielder Todd Frazier, a New Jersey native who put together an impressive rookie season with much less hype.