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.
A's Cespedes among three finalists for AL Rookie of the Year
November 7, 2012, 11:12 pm