Scioscia talks AL Rookie of the Year race

Scioscia talks AL Rookie of the Year race

NEW YORK -- A day after facing one of the American League's top rookies, Angels manager Mike Scioscia discussed the dynamics behind the AL's Rookie of the Year race, and how a couple of promising young Halos players could factor in.

The Halos have leaned on young talent this season, including center fielder Peter Bourjos, first baseman Mark Trumbo and pitchers Tyler Chatwood, Garrett Richards and Jordan Walden.

"It comes more from the organization," Trumbo said of being able to contribute as a rookie. "It's preached from Day One, from the day you sign -- the right way to go about things, the right way to play. Everybody here knows that."

The slugger is on pace to become the first Angels rookie to lead the team in home runs and RBIs.

"You get a feel for who's having the biggest impact for a team," Scioscia said. "Rookie of the Year, you have to take into account the role you have with the team. On the offensive side, we haven't had a whole lot of things happen, but Mark's been right in the middle of everything. That's why I think he'd be in the running."

Bourjos, meanwhile, hit a solo home run off Yankees starter Ivan Nova on Wednesday night, though Nova went on to become the first Major League rookie to reach 11 wins this season.