Found August 07, 2012 on
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 with us:
He leads the league in batting average (.348), steals (36), and runs (86), ranks second in slugging percentage (.598) and OPS (1.009), and rates third in on-base percentage (.411). And course he’s also an excellent defensive center fielder, which is part of how Trout leads all of baseball in Wins Above Replacement (7.4).
What this tells us is that Mike Trout is indeed the best player in all of baseball. There’s no guarantee that it stays that way for the next five years or anything; but at this moment in time if you hit the ‘pause’ button on the world of baseball (that would be kind of cool), Trout is on th...
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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...
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
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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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...