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Trout named Sporting News' AL Rookie of the Year

ANAHEIM -- Angels center fielder Mike Trout was named the Sporting News' American League Rookie of the Year on Monday, almost unanimously.

Voting for the Sporting News awards are done by players in each league. In the AL, 88 players voted for Trout, while two voted for Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish (16-9 with a 3.90 ERA) and two voted for the Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (.292 batting average, 23 homers and 16 steals).

The awards keep rolling in for the 21-year-old Trout, on the heels of a historic season in which he batted .326 with a .399 on-base percentage, 30 homers, 129 runs, 49 stolen bases and four robbed home runs.

Trout, the AL Rookie of the Month for four straight months, is considered a lock to win the AL Rookie of the Year award (announced Nov. 12) and may give Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera competition for AL Most Valuable Player (Nov. 15), as voted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Trout has also been nominated for the Hank Aaron Award, which is presented during the World Series. Last week, he was named Baseball America's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, the first player ever to win both honors in the same season.

Voting for the Sporting News' NL Rookie of the Year was a lot closer, with D-backs pitcher Wade Miley getting 54 votes, Reds infielder Todd Frazier getting 35 and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper getting 20.

Trout is also a candidate for Sporting News' Player of the Year, which will be announced on Friday.

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