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 BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA AAA 2012 20 77 21 31 11 16 4 5 1 13 6 1 .403 .467 .623 12 18 .476 n/a
LAA AL 2012 139 559 129 182 67 139 27 8 30 83 49 5 .326 .399 .564 10 22 .383 44/23/33 49 45
LAA AL 2013 157 589 109 190 110 136 39 9 27 97 33 7 .323 .432 .557 15 19 .376 41/23/36 47 41
LAA AL 2014 157 602 115 173 83 184 39 9 36 111 16 2 .287 .377 .561 12 26 .349 34/19/47 42 39
LAA AL 2015 159 575 104 172 92 158 32 6 41 90 11 7 .299 .402 .590 13 23 .344 37/24/38 38 36
LAA AL 2016 159 549 123 173 116 137 32 5 29 100 30 7 .315 .441 .550 17 20 .371 41/22/37 45 42
LAA A 2017 4 9 5 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .222 .500 .556 29 14 .286 n/a
LAA AL 2017 114 402 92 123 94 90 25 3 33 72 22 4 .306 .442 .629 19 18 .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 20 .346 31/23/45 43 38
LAA AL 2019 75 257 62 79 68 59 18 1 22 56 8 2 .307 .466 .642 20 18 .320 28/28/45 22 20
Career 9yrs 1140 4127 855 1266 761 1057 242 45 262 704 197 36 .307 .420 .578 15 21 .352 n/a
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I think his biggest problem is that while he is is consistently in the top 2-3 players in baseball every year, his improvements are incremental.  He has lowered his K rate this year marginally.  His SLG is at a career high. But, Bellinger and Yellich are new shiny objects.  When you enter Trout's orbit you are the talk of the town.  He's just Trout.

If Trout can straighten out that BABIP, maybe he'll get his OBP up to 500 and start getting some press.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

Suddenly Trout is among the leaders in those retro categories called home runs and RBIs.

Before we get today's stat feed...

G/L/F 28/26/46

BABIP .301

$4x4 19

$5x5 18

Alex Patton Alex

4 HR in 8 games this month, and suddenly Trout approaches the league leaders.

Mike Landau ML-
Jun 9

You are right, Howard. And today at Baseball Prospectus Zack Crizer rolls out the WARP leaders at each position after a third of the season.

Center field: Mike Trout, Angels

I’ve written before about the relatively attainable gains that lie between Trout and a peak Barry Bonds season, and in typical Trout fashion, he’s chipping away at them. As it stands, his 22 percent walk rate and 15 percent strikeout rates would each be new career-bests. Ditto the granular underlying stats: His rate of chasing pitches outside the zone is at a personal low, and his rate of making contact a personal high...

His impeccable baseline hitting prowess would appear to give him an on-base percentage floor near the .450 mark, and this year he hasn’t even achieved his typical levels of excellence on balls in play or in the power department. One of these years, another of these small-seeming adjustments is going to send Trout across the rubicon, past a .500 OBP or some other unfathomable standard, and rightfully overshadow everybody else.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 4

Two outs, top of the 7th, Mariners leading 4-3... what's the percentage play when Trout steps to the plate to face Rosscup with Bour on deck?

Intentional walk. Not even close. And it worked.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 2

mrbunnyhead is right. To me what is interesting is he had two years at $33M each on the books. In extending he's upped the annual value to $35.83M, which doesn't keep up with inflation, but also doesn't keep up with aging. He gave a hometown discount. The Angels secured his family's future for a couple of generations at least. I think that's a fair deal.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 20

I think that they are adding 10/$364 on the end of his existing 2-year contract at 2/$66.

Sam Bucovetsky mrbunnyhead
Mar 19
Eugene- I am seeing 10/$364, not 12/$430.  Kinda large difference. And maybe a lot lighter.
Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Mar 19

It's a bit sad that we might never see Trout in the post-season ... I hope that's just a thoughtless reaction ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 19