Trout, Verlander, Yates win Baseball Digest awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout has been chosen major league player of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay.
The awards were announced Thursday. Trout also won in 2014.
Trout set a career high with 45 home runs even the two-time AL MVP didn’t play after Sept. 7 because of a foot injury. He batted .291 with 104 RBIs and ranked second in the majors with a 1.083 OPS.
Verlander, also a two-time winner, led the big leagues with 21 wins and 223 innings pitched. He was second in the American League with 300 strikeouts and a 2.58 ERA. The right-hander tossed his third career no-hitter and became the 18th pitcher to reach 3,000 strikeouts.
Astros teammate Gerrit Cole finished a distant second.
Yates had the most saves in the majors, converting 41 of 44 chances and compiling a 1.19 ERA that was the lowest among all relievers.