Mike Trout’s team has been the talk of baseball for the past few years. His batting average is likely to be the reason, but the Angels’ ace pitcher this season has been an interesting story. Trout has produced MVP-caliber numbers in the first month of the 2022 season. Whether Trout will participate in the All-Star festivities in Denver is unknown. In over a decade, the Los Angeles Angels haven’t had a top-three pitching staff.
Mike Trout has been an all-star for the last four seasons, winning back-to-back MVP awards. He had 41 home runs, a record-setting.590 slugging percentage in 2016, and a career-high of 41 home runs. He was also the league’s leader in OBP (.441) and walks. Trout has been a great teammate and leader for the Angels. Mike Trout is not only a great teammate but also helped the Angels win back to back division titles.
Trout is beginning a new chapter in his career. He is continuing the legacy of those who have gone before him. In his 12th major-league season, he’ll join the ranks of Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Ivan Rodriguez, and may be the youngest player to reach the coveted 10-WAR plateau. However, as a Rookie of the Year, Trout looked like he was already fully formed. Despite this, Trout’s last decade was his best.
In March 2019, Trout signed an unprecedented four-year contract worth $426.5million with the Angels. This contract was the largest ever signed in sports history. Trout led the American League in OBP and slugging percentage for the year and hit 45 home runs. In addition to his contract, he also has many endorsement deals including those with Nike and Rawlings. Nike sponsored his shoes.
Trout’s power is one of his most impressive stats. His batting average of balls in play is 91mph, which places him just outside the top 30 among qualified batters. Trout also hits the ball in play 15 percent of the times. Only three other players have a batting average higher than this in the last century. It doesn’t matter how high the number, Trout is still the best player in the world.
Trout has been called one of the greatest players in baseball, but his loyalty to his home team has earned him the most admiration from his fans. In addition to that, he’ll get a statue outside the stadium and even have his uniform retired. The Angels are lucky to have a stud in the center field. He’ll be the best player in the world in just a few years.
Despite the hysteria of the game, Trout’s team is still a good bet. If you’ve been paying attention to the scoreboards in recent years, you’ll notice that they’re not only showing the scoreboards of his team, but also related clues. This year, Trout is looking for a way to make his team even better and have more success than ever.