Rookie of the Year? As far as Torii Hunter is concerned, they should close the polls for the American League honor. No more votes, please. We have a winner — Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

"No question,'' Hunter said. "It's a no-brainer. Why even bring it up? Just give it to him right now. Call him "Roy.' ''

That's Roy as in R.O.Y, an abbreviation for Rookie of the Year.

"We should just have a ROY party right now,'' Hunter said.

What about Most Valuable Player? Hunter believes Trout has compiled an impressive enough résumé in the first 99 games of his career to garner more than a few first-place votes for that award, too.