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AL Rookie of the Year Rankings: 2012 Season Ends with No-Brainer Choice for ROY
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Pictured: The (eventual) 2012 American League Rookie of the Year.

When it comes time for the voters to fill out their American League MVP ballots, they're going to have to think long and hard about who deserves to win.

When it comes time for the voters to fill out their American League Rookie of the Year ballots, on the other hand, determining who deserves to win the award should only take about two seconds. Tops.

It's been a great year for rookie players in the Junior Circuit, but there's no question that the best of the bunch is a certain Los Angeles Angels outfielder. I won't pretend like the issue is in doubt. You will find Mike Trout at the top of this year's final AL Rookie of the Year rankings.

But what the heck. I recommend checking out the rest of the rankings anyway because there are other AL rookies out there who deserve their due respect as well.

Note: Stats are current as of the start of play on Wednesday, October 3, and they come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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