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You’re not gonna believe this, but Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were MLB Rookies of the Month

Jun 3, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

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Get used to this. From a bevy of MLB press releases that just filled my inbox:

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for May … Bryce Harper has been voted National League Rookie of the Month for May.

Trout hit .324 (35-for-108) with six doubles, two triples, five homers, 11 walks, 16 RBI, 21 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 27 games, as the Angels turned their entire season around. Harper hit .271 (29-for-107) and led National League rookies with 21 runs scored, four triples and ten RBI.

I don’t know if you can bet on postseason awards in Las Vegas, but if you can, they’re probably gonna take the Trout-and-Harper Rookie of the Year parlay off the board soon, because barring an industrial accident, they’re it.

As for the other monthly awards:

Why only one for all of MLB when the other awards get one per league?  Because THE MAN says so, that’s why.

  1. texasdawg - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Hamilton also won April/May PotM in 2010. After which he comfortably won the MVP despite sitting out September (cracked ribs).

    Not to take the fun out of this year’s AL MVP race or anything.

  2. cosanostra71 - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    crazy to think they almost didn’t count Mike Trout as a rookie after playing in a few games last year…

    • Ben - Jun 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Well. I mean, yeah. He’s only a rookie by virtue of the fact that they count at-bats instead of plate appearances.

  3. mgflolox - Jun 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Harper, Trout, Stanton, Heyward (I still have faith), Altuve. Can anybody remember the last time (if ever) we had such an exciting bunch of players under 23 years old?

  4. yankeesgameday - Jun 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Why wouldn’t we believe this?

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