Found August 08, 2012 on
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
Jonathan Singleton, Astros
Jameson Taillon, Pirates
Oscar Taveras, Cardinals
Mason Williams, Yankees
Christian Yelich, Marlins
BP's in-house prospect guru Kevin Goldstein shared his opinion with me via Gchat this evening:
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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...
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...
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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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...