Originally written on Full Spectrum Baseball  |  Last updated 10/31/14
Careful. Do not look directly in Mike Trout’s eyes for too long or risk being sucked into his vortex. How can you not be mesmerized by Mike Trout? He dazzled the crowd last season with superhuman leaps at the wall to rob home runs, acrobatic diving plays, and fierce strength at the plate. He does it all with a sparkle in his eye that is simply hypnotic. The kid has charisma and he has set the standards high for this year. The Los Angeles Angels are expecting nothing but the best from their starting outfielder, but can he do it again? Last season the rookie was explosive hitting 30 home runs and 83 RBIs with a slash line of .326/.399/.564. The All-Star was not just known for his skill in the outfield or his hitting power, he also had incredible speed, leading the majors with 49 stolen bases in 2012. Yes 49. I even triple checked that number before writing this post. These numbers are more impressive knowing he did not even put on a major league uniform in 2012, until April 28th. He ...
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