Many people will point to Mike Trout's .163 batting average and lack of at-bats as the reason for his being sent down to the minors. I agree that he should be down if he is not going to play everyday on the major league level. And if Tony Reagins and Mike Scioscia truly believe Wells, Hunter, Abreu, and Bourjos are better suited for the big league ball club right now so be it.
When people see Mike Trout's .163 1 Hr. and 6 RBI's in 14 games, they would say he is not ready yet to perform at the major league level. But the fact is he had so much of a greater impact on the club then what is shown in those numbers. How many teams can have a gold glove center field go on the D.L. and replace him with a guy who catches just as many balls? Only the Angels. Trout covered all the ground Bourjos did when he went down, from game one.
The facts are that Mike Trout started 12 games with the Angels. He had 6 RBI's and 6 runs, and only drove himself in one time. Which means he produced almost a run per start. None of the Angels current outfielders done that. Also 12 starts is too small a sample size to judge a number like batting average. The Angels record with Trout in the starting lineup was 9-3. Trout had an impact on all 9 of those wins.
One only needs to see the highlight of Trout preserving the Angels series-changing (possibly season-changing) infield single to Elvis Andrus against the Rangers to know his true impact for the Angels' Ballclub