Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 6/20/12
We all have seen first-hand how amazing Mike Trout has been this season, but up until last night, his awesomeness wasn't "official."  Thanks to the short-sighted measure of having Trout start the season in the minors, he only just accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for all the leaderboards.  To no one's surprise, now that Trout is qualified, his name is all over the top of the statistical leaders in the American League. His .337 batting average trails only Paul Konerko He is third in the AL with a .397 OBP His .532 SLG is "only" good for 13th in the league He places fifth in the Junior Circuit in both OPS (.929) and wOBA (.412) With 19 steals, he is already the AL leaders in stolen bases and second in the Majors Despite missing that first month, he is already third amongst position players in the AL in fWAR (3.4), which is a cumulative metric, mind you Basically, he's fantastically fantastic with fantastic sauce on top, but you knew this already.  However, this officialization
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