At usually 23 years old, Angels outfielder and Millville native Mike Trout was unanimously voted a 2014 American League MVP Thursday, though he says he would have laughed during such a prophecy before to a season.
Even after being a curtain adult for dual uninterrupted years, Trout to a MLB Network that he didn’t even concede a suspicion of indeed winning a endowment to trip into his mind until after a Angels’ deteriorate ended.
“At a finish of a year, after a deteriorate gets over, we kinda demeanour during your numbers and we consider about it a small bit,” Trout told a network.
“If we would’ve told me this before a deteriorate started, we would’ve usually laughed during you,” he said. “It’s usually an unimaginable feeling.”
He was best in a A.L. with 111 RBIs this deteriorate and batted .287 with a career-high 36 home runs. He led a joining in both runs scored (115) and sum bases (338). He is a initial AL MVP to win by unanimous opinion given Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997.
Trout perceived all 30 first-place votes and 420 points. Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez was second with 229 points and Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley third with 185.
“Mike has had an implausible start to his career,” manager Mike Scioscia pronounced in a statement. “His play this year totally embodies what an MVP is all about. His superb performance, along with his unselfish character of play, has done him a extensive personality on this team.”
The MVP endowment isn’t a usually square of hardware Trout combined to his matle this year.
In further to a season-ending honor, Trout also warranted third-straight Silver Slugger award, done his third uninterrupted All-Star Game and took home a MVP endowment of a Midsummer Classic.