A's Cespedes among three finalists for AL Rookie of the Year

November 7, 2012, 11:12 pm
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Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been named a finalist for American League Rookie of the Year.Cespedes, 27, is up against outfielder Mike Trout of the Angels and pitcher Yu Darvish of the Rangers. While Cespedes had a spectacular rookie season, Trout is a lock to win the award. The A's rookie outfielder ranked second among AL rookies with 70 runs, 25 doubles, 23 homers, 82 RBIs, 43 walks, and 53 extra-base hits. Trout, however, finished first in virtually every category.The Angels' 21-year-old outfielder became the first major leaguer ever to steal 49 bases, score 129 runs, and hit 30 homers in a single season. He hit .326 with 83 RBIs and a .399 on-base percentage. He is also a finalist for AL Most Valuable Player.The AL Rookie of the Year Award will be announced next Monday, Nov. 12.

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