Angels outfielder Mike Trout named AL Rookie of the Year by BBWAA

Los Angeles Angels

outfield phenom

Mike Trout

, who led the

American League

in stolen bases and runs scored and made several incredible defensive plays, including his signature one at the wall at

Camden Yards

, was named the unanimous

AL Rookie of the Year

by the BBWAA, it was announced Monday night.

In the

National League


Washington Nationals

19-year-old outfielder

Bryce Harper

became the second youngest to win the award, behind only the

New York Mets

’ 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

Evan Longoria

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

Texas Rangers

right-handed starter

Yu Darvish

, who came to the majors after pitching in Japan in 2011. Darvish finished third.



’ own right-hander from overseas, Taiwanese lefty

Wei-Yin Chen

, 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

Arizona Diamondbacks


Wade Miley

, who received 12 first place votes.


Todd Frazier

finished third and had three first place votes. Colorado’s

Wilin Rosario

finished fourth and had one first-place vote.