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MLB Rookie of the Year Award 2012 Predictions: Who WILL Win and Who SHOULD Win?
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Mike Trout winning AL Rookie of the Year is a lock.

Of all the MLB awards handed out for the 2012 season, the ones with the least suspense in their voting will likely be Rookie of the Year honors in the American and National Leagues.

Perhaps there was some doubt with the NL race late in the summer as Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper struggled through July and August. But even if his performance didn't warrant the award, the cynics would say that the hype surrounding Harper got him the most votes.

In the AL, the award was decided the moment the Los Angeles Angels called Mike Trout up from Triple-A Salt Lake. Trout was far more than a standout rookie—he quickly developed into a superstar talent. 

Though there may be little question as to who wins the Rookie of the Year award in each league, there are others who warrant some consideration. So who will win and who should win? Here's one opinion on the matter.

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