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Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career.  Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball...
Via College Spun
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Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout primed for MVP

Trout is the reigning 2014 A.L. MVP. The Los Angeles Angel’s reigning MVP, Mike Trout, is picking up right where he left off. With only thirteen days until opening day, Trout is leading the majors in most offensive categories. He is getting a hit in just about 50% of his at bats with a batting average of .462. Behind him is Jose Abreu with a .459 average. Abreu had an amazing...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout is the face of Major League Baseball

Who is the face of Major League Baseball? TSFJ sought out to find the truth and in turn realized, there is not much of a question to ask. The post Trout’s Triumph: Mike Trout Is TSFJ’s 2015 Face of Major League Baseball appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Valdespin and Andrus: Youth is Wasted on the Young

The quote in the heading by George Bernard Shaw could also be modified as, "Talent is Wasted on the Young." Two different stories have caught my attention this spring. Both involve the people behind the baseball players. The first story  caught my attention early in Spring Training and involved Elvis Andrus being in the best shape of his life (BSOL). And the second story...
Via The Flagrant Fan
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Richards pitches intrasquad game, Trout heavy favorite for MVP

The March 19th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Richards pitches intrasquad game, Trout heavy favorite for MVP and much more… The Story: Garrett Richards threw three innings in an intrasquad game yesterday.The Monkey Says: He will move on to pitch in a minor league game Monday and all reports around his performance are positive. It is looking like he just...
Via Monkey with a Halo
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Los Angeles Angels had high expectations for 2014, but fell short in a first round playoff exit, thanks to the A.L. Champion Kansas City Royals. Despite a disappointing finish, last year did have some bright spots. Mike Trout had a dominant season that won him A.L. MVP. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards emerged as a potential ace of the club. Albert Pujols had another solid year...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #1: Mike Trout | OF | LAA

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Pack is here! Our two-tool package comes complete with regular updates throughout the spring, best-in-class customer service, and a 100% money back guarantee! We’ve finally made it through out top 200 list, culminating in the one and only Mike Trout. Here’s a quick recap of our #1 player over the last three years: 2013: Mike Trout 2014...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The nature of Mike Trout’s problem

The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs. Trout’s coming off an MVP award he deserved, after back-to-back seasons of not winning MVP awards he […]
Via Fangraphs
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Mike Trout

Mike Trout got the first of what should have been his third MVP last season despite having his worst season as a pro. Cleary he’s the best player in the game right now, but was that step back he took actual cause for concern or will Trout make the adjustments he needs to bring his performance back into the realm of immortals? What happened in 2014?Trout won MVP, hit for more power...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

How many good baseball players were good prospects?

Usually you see this the other way around — how many good prospects became good players? It’s the foundation of any worthwhile prospect analysis, and based on the research, what we indeed observe is that higher-ranking prospects have worked out better than lower-ranking prospects, thereby granting validity to the prospect rankings themselves. If we didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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