Mike Trout

American baseball player Mike Trout

Michael Nelson Trout is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. Trout was considered to be one of the top prospects in all of baseball and was named the second best overall prospect by Baseball America, during their midseason update in July 2010. Prior to the 2011 season, Trout was ranked #1 by ESPN's Keith Law in his 2011 top 100 prospects list.
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Shohei Ohtani might be the most intriguing player in baseball, but the Angels won't push him to be the face of the team
LATimes - 9 days
It has been 29 years since the Angels were the center of the baseball world during spring training. Mike Trout gets attention every spring. Mo Vaughn, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton got their share of attention when they signed with the Angels. But that attention lasts a day...
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Philadelphia Eagles superfan Mike Trout reassures Angels fans: 'I love playing in Anaheim'
LATimes - 28 days
Mike Trout chuckled, even before the reporter could finish asking the question. Trout has become the most prominent fan of his childhood football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. So he was ready for the obvious question: Does his devotion to the Eagles mean he wants to return home and play for the...
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On Baseball: Shohei Ohtani’s Arrival Is a Departure for the Angels and Mike Trout
NYTimes - 2 months
The signing of Japan’s best player could be a turning point for the Angels, a team still seeking the first playoff game of Trout’s career.
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Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani to sign with LA Angels, agent says
Fox News - 2 months
Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout.
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One thing Mike Trout hasn't hurt is his MVP chances
LATimes - 5 months
One afternoon at Angel Stadium last week, Mike Trout tossed a large foam football around the clubhouse with some teammates. At one point, Trout fired the football in a tight, perfect spiral across the room to Garrett Richards, his housemate and the Angels’ ace. Richards returned the throw on an...
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Three up, three down: Despite injuries, Trout, Kershaw are trophy hunting
LATimes - 5 months
A look at what’s trending in MLB: THREE UP Win-win: Mike Trout missed seven weeks because of a thumb injury and Clayton Kershaw was out six weeks because of a back injury, yet both have displayed such excellence that each could win a coveted trophy. Even if Trout cannot carry the Angels into the...
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Angels avoid sweep, move one game out of wild-card spot with 5-3 win at Seattle
LATimes - 5 months
The sun shined brighter than usual at Safeco Field on Sunday afternoon, so Mike Trout went to Justin Upton with a proposition. “Anything in that gap, I’ll catch,” Trout said of left-center field, where their positions meet. “Unless you’re camped.” Soon, a ball soared toward that gap, with two outs...
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C.J. Cron homers twice in Angels' 8-2 win over the Athletics
LATimes - 6 months
It was the eighth inning of a five-run game, and C.J. Cron wanted nothing more in the world than to clobber a homer. Mike Trout had promised Cron season tickets to his hometown Phoenix Suns if the Angels first baseman could hit two home runs Tuesday at Angel Stadium. Cron knocked out one in the...
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Angels give it their best shots in 5-1 victory over Orioles
LATimes - 6 months
The Los Angeles Angels have found their power stroke at cozy Camden Yards. Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena each hit two home runs off Kevin Gausman, and the Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday night for their eighth win in 10 games. Trout homered in the first and third innings, and...
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Angels wipe out four-run deficit to beat Mariners on error in ninth inning
LATimes - 6 months
Mike Trout scored from second base on Jean Segura's error in the top of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a four-run deficit for a 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. For the second straight night, Trout was the source of some ninth-inning misery for the Mariners....
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Cesar Puello's first hit helps Angels defeat Orioles 5-1
LATimes - 6 months
The long-awaited major league debut for Cesar Puello began when he met Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. It peaked when Puello drove in the go-ahead run with his first major league hit, and it ended with Puello securing the last out of the Angels’ 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball can...
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Mixed bag for Trout: On birthday, he mourns Baylor, collects 1,000th hit, is upstaged by Machado
LATimes - 7 months
His 26th birthday started out messy, but it wasn’t his fault. Before Monday’s game, Mike Trout’s teammates took him into their clubhouse shower and doused him with raw eggs, baby powder and coffee creamer, among other things, in an Angels tradition. The video was posted to Trout’s Twitter account,...
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In June 2016, Sporting News named Trout "baseball's best player" for the season.
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  • 2015
    Trout led off the 2015 MLB All-Star Game with a home run, becoming the fourth player in All-Star Game history to do so.
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    On April 17, 2015, Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to reach 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases.
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  • 2014
    In February 2014, President Barack Obama used Trout as an analogy for the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill.
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    On November 13, 2014, Major League Baseball announced that Trout was unanimously selected as the AL MVP, becoming the sixth player in MLB history to win both the regular season MVP and the All-Star Game MVP in the same season.
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    In Game 3 of the 2014 American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals, Trout hit his first career postseason home run but later in the ninth inning, he was the final batter of the Angels to strike out as the team lost to the Royals in a three-game sweep of the series.
    Playing in 157 games in 2014, Trout batted .287 with 36 home runs, 39 doubles, nine triples, an AL-leading 111 RBIs, 16 stolen bases and an MLB-leading 115 runs scored.
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    On June 27, Trout hit the longest home run of the 2014 season, according to ESPN.com's Home Run Tracker.
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    On April 19, 2014 Trout went 0-4 with four consecutive strikeouts against Max Scherzer, giving him his first golden sombrero after playing in 353 games.
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    On March 28, 2014, the Angels announced they had signed Trout to a 6-year, $144.5 million extension.
    Rumors of a contract extension surfaced in February 2014, as news outlets reported that the Angels were considering offering Trout a six-year $150 million contract.
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  • 2013
    According to Baseball-Reference, Trout finished the 2013 season with 9.2 WAR, again the highest in baseball.
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    Trout represented the Angels in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
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    On May 21, 2013 Trout became the youngest player to hit for the cycle in American League history and sixth youngest in Major League history, doing so at home against the Seattle Mariners.
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    Trout started the 2013 season slowly, hitting .261 with 2 home runs and 16 RBIs in April.
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    Trout began the 2013 season as a left fielder, in order to accommodate for Peter Bourjos in center field.
  • 2012
    On November 12, 2012 Trout won the BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, receiving 28 of 28 first place votes, becoming the first Angels player to win the award since Tim Salmon won it in 1993 and the youngest player to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
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    Trout scored three runs that day, the tenth time in the 2012 season where he scored three or more runs in one game, the most since Sammy Sosa's 11 games in 2001.
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    Trout began the 2012 season with the Salt Lake Bees of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
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  • 2011
    He was again named an outfielder on Baseball Americas 2011 Minor League All Star team.
    For the 2011 season, of the 13 votes cast for the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award, Trout received the 2 votes allocated to the fan poll.
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    In his 40-game rookie big league stint in 2011, Trout's batting average was .220, while his on-base percentage was .281 and his slugging percentage .390.
    After spending time back in Double-A Arkansas, Trout was recalled by the Angels on August 19, 2011.
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    Trout was sent back to Double-A Arkansas on August 1, 2011 after hitting .163 with one home run and six runs batted in 12 starts for the Angels.
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim promoted Trout on July 8, 2011, to replace the injured Peter Bourjos in center field.
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    Trout started the 2011 season with the Arkansas Travelers of the Class AA Texas League.
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    Prior to the 2011 season, Trout was ranked number one by ESPN's Keith Law in his 2011 top 100 prospects list and by MLB's Jonathan Mayo.
  • 2010
    After the 2010 season, Trout was named 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year.
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    Before the 2010 season, Trout was considered the Angels' third-best prospect and the 85th-best in all of baseball by Baseball America.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    He started his professional career in 2009 playing for the Arizona Angels of the rookie-level Arizona League, hitting .360 with a .418 OBP and .506 SLG with one home run, 25 runs batted in (RBIs), and 13 stolen bases in 187 plate appearances over 39 games.
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    Trout was drafted by the Angels, using their compensation pick from the New York Yankees for their signing of Mark Teixeira, 25th overall in the 2009 MLB draft.
    Trout had committed to play baseball at East Carolina University prior to the 2009 MLB Draft.
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    Trout was a first-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 MLB draft, and made a brief major league appearance in 2011.
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  • 2007
    Trout played in various tournaments with Tri-State Arsenal, including the Perfect Game WWBA Championships in Jupiter, Florida in 2007 and 2008.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Born on August 7, 1991.
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