LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Is Mike Trout this year’s American League MVP?
Subscribers to Sports Illustrated may think so. The rookie sensation is a new magazine cover boy.READ MORE: Victorville House Fire Kills 12-Year-Old Boy, Injures 3 Young Children
Trout makes his Sports Illustrated cover debut in the August 27th, 2012 issue. He appears with a serious face and his big bat laying on his right shoulder. The article entitled, “The Supernatural”
The AL player of the month for July has already exceeded fan’s expectations — he’s leading the AL in batting(.344), stolen bases (39), slugging percentage, OPS (1.014) and runs (97).READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
Trout, from Melville, New Jersey, has enough power numbers to match the other potential MVP, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who has 24 HRs and 70 RBIs.
The only thing standing between Trout and the AL MVP? If his Angels, who are currently in third place of the AL West, don’t make the playoffs.MORE NEWS: Chipotle To Increase Wages To Average Of $15 Per Hour By Late June
Trout, who turned 21 in August, will no doubt win the AL rookie of the year and the last person to win both Rookie of the Year and MVP was the Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.