Mike Trout has been an absolute terror to teams since making his Major League debut on July 8th, 2011. 2 MVP Awards, 6 All-Star nods – 2 of which he was MVP in, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, Rookie of The Year. He has made quite the name for himself at only 26 years old.
The previous 7 seasons Trout has produced a .306/.410/.566 stat line, 1,040 hits, 201 home runs, 569 RBI’s, 165 stolen bases — while only being caught 32 times.
This season, we expect nothing less from the five-tool 26-year-old and he is already off to a great start.
This spring the ‘Millville Meteor’ has appeared in 15 games, making 44 plate appearances. He has posted a .278/.409/.500 stat line, while collecting 10 hits, as well as 2 out of the park, and collecting 6 RBI’s. He has also shown his speed and patience, swiping 2 bags and walking 7 times.
However, the most impressive stat this spring may be the fact that with 44 plate appearances, he has not struck out once.
Yes, you read that right. Trout has not once this spring walked back to dugout after hearing strike three. The Millville, New Jersey native continues to amaze, and add to an already historic career every time he touches the field. As he appears to be in mid-season form already, he is predicted to have another All-Star year as he leads the Angels in their quest for a World Series Pennant.
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