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Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout has been one of the most impressive young players to break into the majors in some time. As players report for the start of spring training, it appears to one observer that Trout has packed on a few pounds in the offseason. According to one reporter, Trout now resembles an NFL fullback not a major league outfielder. Mike DiGiovanna tweets, “Last season, #Angels OF Mike Trout looked like an NFL RB. He looks more like a FB now, after gaining 10-15 lbs. He reported at 240 lbs.” The added weight should mean little to his game. Trout had a spectacular 2012 season. He scored 129 runs, recorded 182 hits while batting .329 on the year. He hit 30 home runs, driving in 83 and stealing 49 bases. He is ac omplete player who is poised to super stardom. The post Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout put on a few pounds during the offseason appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.
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The reigning American League Rookie of the Year raised a few eyebrows this week after showing up to spring training camp with a little extra bagged. No, it wasn't of the luggage variety, either.Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout reportedly tipped the scales at 240 pounds this week after being weighed in around 210 last spring. The initial reports claim that the extra...
Los Angeles Angles center fielder Mike Trout reported to camp this week looking a little fatter than we expected to say the least. He weighed in at 240 pounds after being listed at 210 last year. Nothing like the freshman 15 right??? Or in his case the freshman 30. It's safe to say the Angles will have one of the best outfields in the MLB with the addition of Josh Hamilton...
The February 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout up to 240 pounds, wondering if Hamilton's weight loss is PED related and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout is up to 240 pounds after adding 15 pounds this off-season.
The Monkey Says: I'm going to assume it is 15 pounds of muscle. Either way, I'm not sure I like...
Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play.
The year was 2008, the Chicago Cubs finished with the second best record in all of baseball and due to the supplemental draft...
Angeles Angels’ superstar first baseman Albert Pujols will begin really testing his
surgically repaired right knee within a few more days. Associated Press reports
that Pujols will ease into Spring Training workouts gradually after a
successful rehabilitation program but not play in any Spring Training games right
tweeted that Pujols has started his...
The Los Angeles Angels made the big splash this past offseason by signing Josh Hamilton away from the Texas Rangers. Very few questioned the validity of the baseball side of the deal, figuring that a healthy Hamilton is still one of the best hitters in baseball. Hamilton has often struggled with staying healthy, especially last season which saw him begin on a tear, and then had different...
Well, I reviewed the position and personal battles for every pitcher in Angels training camp, so I guess I should do the batters too, right? I really wish I had realized how many freaking people were in camp before I decided to do this, but I made my bed, so I guess I have to lie in it. This is going to take awhile though, so go ahead and run out for a cup of coffee. It's cool...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a sweet fielding speedster with some questions to answer in the batter's box.
Position: SS Highest Level: Low-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'0" Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 21 Born: 9/25/91
2012 Season Stats
Low-A: 267 PA, .274 AVG, .323 OBP, .347 SLG, 13 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 35 SO, 7...
Easily the least popular of all the Angels' off-season acquisitions, Joe Blanton is here to stay whether he like it or not. I guess that means I should just do his projections now and get it out of the way.
2012 Stats: 191.0 IP, 10-13, 4.71 ERA. 3.91 FIP, 207 H, 34 BB, 29 HR, 166 SO, 1.39 GB/FB, 2.4 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections: 130.1 IP, 4.49 ERA. 4.06 FIP, 140 H, 25 BB...
Now that Chris Iannetta is a full season removed from the afterglow of simply not being Jeff Mathis, can he continue to prove that he is a worthy of his new contract and being the Angels' full-time catcher?
2012 Stats: 253 PA, .240 AVG, .332 OBP, .398 SLG, 27 R, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 1 SB, 3 CS, 60 K, .323 wOBA, 107 OPS+, 1.3 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections: 333 PA, .224 AVG, .334...
With uber-porspect Mike Trout graduating to the majors -- and doing so in MVP fashion, whether he won the award or not -- the Angels system lacks a true standout future star and is in dire need of replenishment.
My Top 10
1. Kaleb Cowart 3B
2. C.J. Cron 1B
3. Nick Maronde SP
4. Taylor Lindsay 2B
5. Randal Grichuck OF
6. Mike Clevinger SP
7. R.J. Alvarez...
Jon Lester and his fellow Red Sox pitchers are working their way back to Opening Day form, but even spring training leaves them time for other activities.
On Wednesday, Lester apparently spent that free time working on his fishing, and he had quite a successful outing. Now, the catch is not as big as the 500-pounder the Angels’ Mike Trout reeled in, but Lester’s catch is still...
Los Angeles - FOX Sports West, in partnership with the Los Angeles Angels, today announced the most comprehensive Spring Training schedule to date with 23 live game telecasts. The schedule marks the seventh consecutive season of Angels Spring Training coverage on the regional sports network.
In the booth, Jose Mota will provide game analysis while Terry Smith calls the action. Mark...
As we all know, Kansas City has carried a dismal baseball franchise since 1985. But as spring training rolls around, we have to again acknowledge how well the Royals have done in the Latin American talent market.
Everyone who pays very much attention to the Royals will directly turn there heads up to the sky and wink at their mental image of Salvador Perez, the Royals’ up and...