Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are the American League and National League rookies of the year, respectively, in voting announced Tuesday by the IBWAA.
That stands for Internet Baseball Writers Association of America and, if you haven’t heard of it, you’re not alone. The results are relayed here because several voting members (yours truly included) are also voting members of the BBWAA, whose results are used to determine the “traditional” award winners at the end of each season. So think of this as a possible harbinger of awards to come — the Golden Globes to the BBWAA’s Oscars, if you will.
Trout won the AL award unanimously, followed by A’s outfielder Yoenis Céspedes and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. Harper was followed by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds’ Todd Frazier.