, who led the
in stolen bases and runs scored and made several incredible defensive plays, including his signature one at the wall at
, was named the unanimous
by the BBWAA, it was announced Monday night.
became the second youngest to win the award, behind only the
’ Dwight Gooden in 1984.
He received all 28 first place votes, the eighth in the AL to win unanimously and the first since Tampa Bay’s
in 2008. The 21-year-old Trout, who hit .326 with 30 home runs, is the youngest to ever win the AL award.
Trout beat out Oakland A’s outfielder and Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, who finished second, and
, who came to the majors after pitching in Japan in 2011. Darvish finished third.
’ own right-hander from overseas, Taiwanese lefty
, received two third-place votes and finished fourth overall.
Chen, who was 12-11 with a 4.02 ERA in 32 starts for the Orioles this year, had a memorable day, regardless of the Rookie voting. His wife, Yi-Wen Chen gave birth to the couple’s first child, Karsten, at 8:07 a.m. Monday.
Harper received 16 of the possible 32 first-place votes and won by just seven points (112 to 105) over
, who received 12 first place votes.
finished third and had three first place votes. Colorado’s