It’s nearly award season, which is annually a busy time for Mike Trout, and this year is no exception. On Wednesday, the Angels superstar outfielder was named a finalist for two awards that will be announced in the coming weeks.
From his peers, in the Players Choice Awards, Mike Trout is one of three finalists for American League Outstanding Player, along with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu.
That award will be announced on Oct. 22. Trout won the AL Outstanding Player Award in 2014 and 2019, and last year was also voted by players as the Major League Player of the Year.
Trout on Wednesday was also named one of seven finalists for the American League version of the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the top offensive player in each league.
The finalists for the Aaron Award, who were culled by MLB.com writers from the 30 nominations, one from each team:
- Trout, Angels
- Abreu, White Sox
- LeMahieu, Yankees
- Jose Ramirez, Indians
- Nelson Cruz, Twins
- Brandon Lowe, Rays
- Teoscar Hernandez, Blue Jays
Fans can vote for the Aaron Award through Sunday, though fan vote is only a portion of the consideration of the winners, one in each league, who will be determined by a panel of Hall of Famers including Aaron, Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Eddie Murray and Robin Yount.
Trout won the AL Hank Aaron Award twice before, in 2014 and 2019. This award has been in place since 1999.