Found August 07, 2012 on
As you are certainly aware, Mike Trout was 20 years old for a while, and as you are probably aware he is 21 as of today. Sweet goodness. I mean, I don't even.
Then there's a guy named Randal Grichuk. Trout was drafted 25th in the 2009 draft. Grichuk was drafted 24th. This has made Grichuk pretty famous for what somebody else has done. It has led to tweets like this:
Randal Grichuk, the player #Angels drafted ahead of Mike Trout, named player of week in Class A California League.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 7, 2012
You probably missed it the first time you read it, but that tweet actually included a celebration of Grichuk's accomplishments. Really! Go back and read it again. The part after the part about Trout. See it now? Yeah, Grichuk. Doing things!
Brad Ankrom compared Grichuk to Ryan Leaf about an hour ago, but there are a few reasons not to turn Mike Trout's success into a Randal Grichuk punchline...
BEST OF MAXIM
Yesterday, Mike Trout turned 21 years old. This was apparently the cue for the entire baseball blogging world to write countless pieces detailing Mike Trout's utter greatness. To be fair, most outlets had already been doing that on a pretty regular basis anyway, but yesterday it was taken to a whole new level. Me, I declined to partake. However, I now feel left out and...
Mike Trout turns 21 years young today.
Aaron Gleeman of HardballTalk makes a point to say that Trout is “the American League’s best player”, and he’s wrong.
I fall more in like with the thinking of my dear friend M.J. Lloyd, who has reminded me via text all season long that Trout is baseball’s top player.
Look at this snippet from the HBT link, and then try and disagree...
There has been so much talk in the media over the past week about who the front-runner is for this year’s American League MVP, but after just the last week, there is no way anyone can think the Detroit Tigers’ … Continue reading →
Ahem. Happy 21st birthday, Mike Trout.
Mike Trout can finally have a legal drink…something he might have to do after he becomes just the third rookie in history to win the MVP award.
Trout is on a downright historic pace – for anyone, much less a dude born in 1991. He currently leads the American League in batting average at .348, OPS+ at 183, runs scored at 86 (in just 87 games...
If you spent any amount of time on Twitter yesterday, you probably noticed that Angels wunderkind Mike Trout celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday. Now that Trout is of legal drinking age, who assumes the title of Baseball's Best 20-Year Old?
Tyler Austin, Yankees
Kaleb Cowart, Angels
Manny Machado, Orioles
Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays
Happy Birthday to Rookie of the Year favorite Mike Trout. We take a look at Trout's home run rob of J.J. Hardy and ask, is this the best catch of the year?
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The August 9th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
It must be fun to be a Los Angeles Angels fan right now. You have all-world first baseman Albert Pujols, just acquired Zack Greinke for the stretch run, and have the best pitcher and player currently in baseball on your favorite team in the form of Jered Weaver and Mike Trout.Jered Weaver is now 15-1 on the season. That's a pretty damn good winning percentage. His awesomeness...
While he may be struggling lately, Josh Hamilton's ability still makes him one of the most dangerous hitters in the big leagues. It also puts him in the select company of players that could be capable of making a run at baseball's Triple Crown. Leading the league in batting average, RBIs and home runs is no small feat, and it takes a special kind of player to pull it off...
The August 8th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
In a series with heavy playoff implications, the Oakland A's will take on the Los Angeles Angels for three games this week at the Coliseum. The A's will have to tangle with the Angels three top starters, as well as the red-hot bats of Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.
In July Mike Trout batted .392 (38-for-97) with 23 RBIs, 32 runs scored and nine stolen bases. In 25 games played he had 18 extra base hits including six doubles, two triples and ten home runs. Not much to worry about there, even for a cranky old Angel fan like myself. But of course I found something: the Angels played 26 games in the month and the game Trout missed was due...
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
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Mike Trout - Three more homers, another stupid amazing homer-robbing catch. Another run-of-the-mill week for Mike Trout.
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Jered Weaver - It is safe to say that Weaver appears...