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MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

Posted on: December 2, 2011 7:27 pm
 
Mike TroutBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Angels outfielder Mike Trout is once again your favorite for 2012 American League Rookie of the Year.

Three weeks after it was revealed Trout wouldn't be eligible for the award next year because of a technicality, Major League Baseball ruled him a rookie for 2012.

The problem was that Trout received credit for service time while he was actually in the minors because he was on option for fewer than 20 days before being recalled, pushing him over the limit of 45 days on a major league roster for rookie status. While he has 55 days of service time, Trout was on the active 25-man roster for just 38 days, so MLB ruled he would indeed be considered a rookie for 2012.

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Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:42 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

Actually the rule reads he IS a rookie UNLESS he meets EITHER of the two conditions.

"Determining rookie status:
A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues; or (b) accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the period of 25-player limit (excluding time in the military service and time on the disabled list). "



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:19 am
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

I'm confused as to why this is being debated & discussed by MLB.  According to the BBWA & MLB rules since 1971, a rookie is a player with less than 130 ABs (Trout qualifies there) or less than 45 days on a ML roster.  The rules don't say and less than 45 days, it says "or."  I understand he has the service time thing missed by ten days, but he clears the other hurdle that is written in a way that makes it sound as if you need to be one or the other but not both.  Very strange.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 10:54 am
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

Yes, Matt Moore. The highest rated pitching prospect in baseball... kinda like some other kid named Jeremy Hellickson was. How did that turn out again?



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 10:22 am
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

Matt Moore?  Haha!



Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:24 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

Doesn't matter if he's eligible, the Rays' Matt Moore will be ROY and will finish in the top 10 for Cy Young. Lefty pitcher with the easiest 97 mph in the majors. He shut down the Rangers twice in the postseason as well as the Yanks and Bosox before the playoffs.




Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:04 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

<<Wasn't Satchel Paige the AL Rookie of the year in 1948 ?>>


No



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:49 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

This is a much better ruling than when Ichiro was allowed to win Rookie of the Year at age 31..

Wasn't Satchel Paige the AL Rookie of the year in 1948 ?


He was about 45...with 30 years in the Negro Leagues. 



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:31 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

This is a much better ruling than when Ichiro was allowed to win Rookie of the Year at age 31.. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:18 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

oh ya those 38 days make him a seasoned vet right?  You know he will win ROY if he plays all year, this guy is only 20... hes a rookie any way you cut it really!



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:18 pm
 

MLB rules Mike Trout will be a rookie in 2012

In all fairness I would still rule him out receiving credit for service time while he was actually in the minors
still should be somewhat of a conflict of interest and he should not be considered a "true rookie."


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