Originally Posted by webbbj
Because trouts team won more games than the cabrera's.
The triple crown is great and all but its over rated. Its more about timing than anything. Many players have put up comparable or better numbers in the triple crown categories and haven't won a triple crown.
Trout is simply the best overall player and it wasnt particularly close. Trout should have won.
He played 22 less games and it cost him the award, Cabrera had better overall numbers and he won. Trout had more runs by 20 and far more SB but had 62 fewer bases.
MLB Top 5
BA, Cabrera #2, Trout #4
Runs, Trout #1, Cabrera #2
Hits, Cabrera #2,
HR, Cabrera #1
RBI, Cabrera #1 by 11
TB, Cabrera #1 by 21
XBH, Cabrera #1
SLG, Cabrera #1 by .011, Trout #4
OPS, Cabrera #1 by .012, Trout #3
SB, Trout #1,
IBB, Cabrera #3 one off the leaders