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Mike Trout looks like a lock for AL Rookie of the Year and could also garner some MVP votes. And he certainly deserves the accolades. But voters often disagree as to the proper criteria for the big season-ending awards. For example, many voters tend to give wins significant weight in Cy Young award voting, even though pitchers have much less control over wins and losses than they do over strikeouts and even ERA. And many writers discount great seasons on losing teams when voting for MVP.

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