AL MVP Rankings: Angels Rookie Mike Trout Making a Strong Push for Top Spot

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AL MVP Rankings: Angels Rookie Mike Trout Making a Strong Push for Top Spot
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At the rate he's going, Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout looks like a lock for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

And that's not the only piece of hardware he could collect this year. Trout is also a legitimate candidate to walk away with the American League Most Valuable Player award.

Shoot, why not? Trout boasts gaudy numbers across the board, and the Angels have been Major League Baseball's best team since Trout got called up in late April. Those who have been paying attention to the Angels since Trout's call-up will know that his arrival and the Angels' rise to power are very much related.

With Josh Hamilton falling closer and closer to earth's surface with each passing week, the AL MVP race is more wide open now than it's been at any time during the season. That's Trout's invitation to keep climbing the ranks.

Here are this week's AL MVP rankings.

Note: Feel free to check out last week's rankings.

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