Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

Age: 27 (August 7, 1991) | 6' 2" | 235lbs. | Bats: Right OF-125 CF-125 DH-15 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG K% K/W BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA R 2009 39 164 29 59 18 28 7 7 1 25 13 2 .360 .418 .506 15 1.6 .423 n/a
LAA A 2009 5 15 1 4 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .421 .267 33 1.5 .444 n/a
LAA A 2010 81 312 76 113 46 52 19 7 6 39 45 9 .362 .443 .526 15 1.1 .420 n/a
LAA A+ 2010 50 196 30 60 27 33 9 2 4 19 11 6 .306 .385 .434 15 1.2 .346 n/a
LAA AA 2011 0 353 82 115 45 76 18 13 11 38 33 10 .326 .414 .544 19 1.7 .390 n/a
LAA AL 2011 40 123 20 27 9 30 6 0 5 16 4 0 .220 .281 .390 22 3.3 .247 39/21/40 3 3
LAA AFL 2011 25 106 12 26 5 33 5 0 1 5 3 1 .245 .279 .321 30 6.6 .347 n/a
LAA AAA 2012 20 77 21 31 11 16 4 5 1 13 6 1 .403 .467 .623 18 1.5 .476 n/a
LAA AL 2012 139 559 129 182 67 139 27 8 30 83 49 5 .326 .399 .564 22 2.1 .383 44/23/33 49 45
LAA AL 2013 157 589 109 190 110 136 39 9 27 97 33 7 .323 .432 .557 19 1.2 .376 41/23/36 47 41
LAA AL 2014 157 602 115 173 83 184 39 9 36 111 16 2 .287 .377 .561 26 2.2 .349 34/19/47 42 39
LAA AL 2015 159 575 104 172 92 158 32 6 41 90 11 7 .299 .402 .590 23 1.7 .344 37/24/38 38 36
LAA AL 2016 159 549 123 173 116 137 32 5 29 100 30 7 .315 .441 .550 20 1.2 .371 41/22/37 45 42
LAA A 2017 4 9 5 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .222 .500 .556 14 0.5 .286 n/a
LAA AL 2017 114 402 92 123 94 90 25 3 33 72 22 4 .306 .442 .629 18 1.0 .318 37/18/45 34 31
LAA AL 2018 140 471 101 147 122 124 24 4 39 79 24 2 .312 .460 .628 20 1.0 .346 31/23/45 43 38
Career 8yrs 1065 3870 793 1187 693 998 224 44 240 648 189 34 .307 .416 .573 21 1.4 .354 n/a
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Trout became the 1st player to have 3 seasons of a .300+ avg with 30+ HRs and 90 RBIs or less....Bonds is the only player with 2 and ironically Betts did it for the 1st time this year. 

van wilhoite LVW

I had Trout this year for a full season for the first time since 2013, when Ron Shandler's negativity allowed me to get him (Trout, not Shandler) for $39 in CBS AL.

I got him in LABR for $42. My accounting shows he earned $38. That's awesome. We all dream on that $50 season from Trout - and no one wants to lose money on a player - but locking in $35 of stats as a baseline is great. You can't feel comfortable that any other player in baseball will do that even though, sure, Betts might. I'm reluctant to bet on that batting average repeating for Betts.

I'd put a $44 bid limit on Trout easily for AL-only.

Mike Gianella MikeG

Consistency is a skill, until it isn't. Trout isn't No. 1 in most years, but he's near the top every year. Nobody else is. That's why he should be the highest paid fantasy player each year. (Okay, there is a case for Mookie this year. You can make it, and I'll admit it's close. But I'll take Trout first, and maybe gift the second pick.)

Eugene's comment about Trout's walks is right on. In BA leagues all that offensive production is not counted. Change to OBP. Give Trout and other Bases on Balls guys respect.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

In 2012 he was 1st in the AL in earnings (5x5).  Then he was 2nd in 2013.  Since then he's finished 3rd a bunch of times, 4th once, and 6th once.  Yes, he's the best player and perhaps he has the highest ceiling, but guys like Betts and Altuve earn more when they steal more.  I wouldn't bet on Altuve taking his crown back given his knee injury.  But, I could see Betts and Jose Ramirez both out earning Trout again next year.  Maybe Lindor too.  When I do projections in the spring, I expect one or more of them to be ahead of Trout.  And, my bid limits are my projections. (I know most people disagree with that.)  I'm guessing it's around $36 in 5x5 pre-inflation.

At this point I think his biggest problem is that he walks a lot.  It takes away from his ABs, which lowers the value of his average even when he plays 150+ games.  602 is his most ABs.  That could be 10% lower than other top hitters.  His lineup hurts his Runs and RBI totals.  Other than Upton and Ohtani, the Angels are terrible.

One year he's going to break out and earn $45 if he stays healthy and steals 30+ again.  But, if not he's going to be a sure thing, just not the #1 earner.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

I'll bite, having had Trout for two seasons at $44. I think I may go to $47, but I worry that someday he'll stop running. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro

He's going to lose out to Betts when the AL MVP is announced to tomorrow, but what about in auctions next year? Who's going to cost more?

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Peter is finalizing his prices for the magazine and could use some help from our focus group.

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Alex Patton Alex

Player of the Year, yet again, says Baseball America. Defense tipped the scale.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2018-mlb-player-of-the-year-mike-trout/

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 6

Betts puts the hammer DOWN!


Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 1

This is less interesting than I was hoping ... but Trout did gain 0.1 yesterday ...


Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 26

WAR is going the wrong way for this Trout fanboy ...


Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 25