Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
current status: On roster
#27 LF | 6'2", 230 lbs. | LA Angels
Birth Date:August 7, 1991 (21 years old) Place of Birth:Vineland, NJ Hometown:Millville, NJ
Drafted:Drafted by LA Angels in 2009 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by LA Angels in 2009 (1st round).
.667, 1HR in last 9AB
.667, 1HR in last 9AB
|Assets:||Is a great all-round hitter, with tremendous speed and an even better approach at the dish. Can cover plenty of ground in any of the outfield positions. Displays home-run power and the ability to produce a ton of runs. Simply put, he's an amazing catalyst.|
|Flaws:||Occasionally, he will lose concentration in the field (or on base). He could also stand to be a bit more smooth when patrolling the outfield. When playing center field, he must become more assertive and take charge of the outfield.|
|Career Potential:||Talented offensive catalyst and outfielder with great upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|AL||Rookie of the Year||2012|
|Named to the All-Star Game||2012|
|Texas League (AA)||All-Star Team||2011|
|Midwest League (A)||Most Valuable Player||2010|
|Midwest League (A)||Prospect of the Year||2010|
|Midwest League (A)||All-Star Team||2010|
|Arizona League (R)||All-Star Team||2009|
Movements & Injuries
|3/02/2013||Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a one-year contract.|
|7/30/2012||Missed 1 game (bruised left knee).|
|7/29/2012||Bruised left knee, day-to-day.|
|4/28/2012||Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).|
|3/30/2012||Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).|
|9/20/2011||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|9/19/2011||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|8/19/2011||Recalled from Arkansas (AA).|
|8/01/2011||Optioned to Arkansas (AA).|
|7/08/2011||Contract purchased from Arkansas (AA).|
|3/14/2011||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|1/28/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a minor league contract.|
|6/09/2009||Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 1st round in 2009.|
Mike Trout hits for cycle for first time | 05/22/2013 1:13 AM
NewsMike Trout homered in the eighth inning Tuesday to complete his first cycle in the Angels' 12-0 massacre of the Mariners.
ImpactTrout struck out in his first at-bat, but he singled, tripled and doubled afterwards before delivered his ninth homer off Lucas Luetge in the eighth. He drove in five runs in all, and he became the youngest player to hit for the cycle since Mel Ott in 1929. Trout has his average up to .293, and he's currently on pace to finish the season with 32 homers, 112 runs scored, 122 RBI and 32 steals.
Mike Trout homers, doubles in loss | 05/16/2013 2:08 AM
NewsMike Trout homered, doubled and walked twice against the Royals on Wednesday.
ImpactTrout has six homers in 14 games this month, and if you don't mind going back to April 30, he's knocked in 17 runs in his last 15 games. There are no guarantees it will last, but for these past couple of weeks, he's again looked like the American League's best player.
Mike Trout homers, steals a base | 05/15/2013 12:59 AM
NewsMike Trout hit his seventh homer and stole his seventh base Tuesday versus the Royals.
ImpactTrout is filling the box score more of late; he has five homers and three steals in 13 games this month after finishing with two homers and four steals during April.
Trout hits sixth homer, Angels top White Sox | 05/11/2013 10:26 PM
NewsMike Trout slugged his sixth home run of the season in the Angels' 3-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
ImpactTrout hit a two-run blast off White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the top of the first inning and added a single in the third. He was hitless in his other two at-bats. The 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .283/.351/.513 with 25 RBI, 23 runs scored and five stolen bases in 36 games played. Another special season is in store.
Mike Trout homers, knocks in three | 05/04/2013 12:30 AM
NewsMike Trout had a two-run homer and an RBI single against the Orioles on Friday night.
ImpactTrout has two homers, two triples, a double and eight RBI in his last four games. Now if only the guys behind him would start hitting so that he could get his run total up where it belongs. Yes, that means you, Josh Hamilton.
Mike Trout homers, triples against A's | 05/01/2013 7:19 PM
NewsMike Trout collected his third homer and his third triple Wednesday in the win over the A's.
ImpactThe triple, his second in two days, should have been caught by Yoenis Cespedes in center. The homer was legit, though. Trout has four extra-base hits the last two days.
Mike Trout triples, knocks in four | 05/01/2013 2:09 AM
NewsMike Trout tripled, doubled and drove in four runs Tuesday against the A's.
ImpactTrout had been in a 4-for-32 slump that dropped his average from .307 to .252. While he hasn't gotten hot yet, he's still managed 15 runs scored and 16 RBI in 26 games this season.
Trout hits grand slam as Angels rout Detroit | 04/20/2013 6:10 PM
NewsMike Trout finished 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Saturday's 10-0 rout of the Tigers.
ImpactTrout hit a grand slam that capped off the Angels' nine-run first inning against Tigers starter Rick Porcello. He also singled in the game. Trout got off to a slow start but is now batting .304 with an .868 OPS, two home runs and 11 RBI through 16 games this season.
Mike Trout hits first home run of season | 04/14/2013 7:00 PM
NewsMike Trout hit his first home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Astros.
ImpactTrout did most of his damage early with a double and home run off Phil Humber and scored three of the Angels' four runs. It was the type of game you would have expected from him all series against the Astros. Trout hasn't shown any dropoff since being moved to the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
Mike Trout hitting second Thursday vs. A's | 04/11/2013 5:57 PM
NewsMike Trout will hit second Thursday night against the Athletics.
Jeff Fletcher on Twitter
ImpactMeanwhile, Alberto Callaspo will bat leadoff against right-hander A.J. Griffin. This marks the first time that Trout has batted anywhere other than the leadoff spot since his 40-game stint with the Angels in 2011. Angels manager Mike Scioscia is trying to be creative following three straight losses and the absence of Erick Aybar.
Trout stuffs the box score in loss to Dodgers | 03/30/2013 1:42 AM
NewsMike Trout stuffed the box score in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base.
ImpactTrout is now hitting a spectacular .368/.486/.649 on the spring with two homers, 13 RBI and six steals. While many have predicted quite a bit of regression from his unbelievable rookie season, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year has looked like exactly the same player as he was in 2012.
Mike Trout doubles twice, plates two in loss | 03/22/2013 7:55 PM
NewsMike Trout had a nice day at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Royals.
ImpactWhile many have predicted significant regression from Trout in 2013, you wouldn't know it by how he's played this spring. He's now hitting .390/.519/.683 with a homer, nine RBI and four steals. Even with a drop in his power numbers and batting average from a season to go, Trout is a terrific bet to finish as one of the top overall fantasy performers in 2013. He's being drafted universally as a top-three pick at the moment, and for very good reason.
Trout homers in win over White Sox | 03/14/2013 7:33 PM
NewsMike Trout connected for his first home run of the spring in a win over the White Sox on Thursday.
ImpactTrout scored three of the team's 12 runs. The 21-year-old phenom led off the bottom of the first with a homer and settled for a double in his next at-bat after missing another homer by mere inches. He later reached on a force out and stole second base before coming around to score on a Howie Kendrick triple. It's hard to imagine that Trout could better than he was last season, but we'd be happy to be wrong on that.
Trout has three hits Monday vs. Athletics | 03/04/2013 7:45 PM
NewsMike Trout went 3-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored Monday against the Athletics.
ImpactMuch has been made about Trout's weight upon reporting to spring training, but we're not expecting it to be an issue. Even if there's some minor regression in batting average and power, the 21-year-old outfielder has the potential to be the most dynamic and valuable player in fantasy leagues this season.
Mike Trout gained 10-15 pounds over winter | 02/14/2013 5:12 PM
NewsMike Trout reported to Angels' camp at 240 pounds.
Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter
ImpactTrout, who was listed at 210 pounds last season, gained 10-15 pounds over the winter. In the words of Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, while the 21-year-old looked like an NFL running back last season, he now resembles a fullback. Still, we wouldn't hesitate grabbing him as one of the first players off the board in fantasy drafts this spring.
Mike Trout won't play for Team USA in WBC | 01/12/2013 6:03 PM
NewsMike Trout will not play for Team USA in the upcoming 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter
ImpactTrout informed the WBC committee that he wouldn't be participating before he was even asked. The 21-year-old outfielder will enjoy a regular offseason routine before looking to improve upon his amazing rookie campaign.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|At Bats||8||at Oak||Apr 29||6|
|Runs||3||vs. Hou||Apr 14||4|
|Hits||4||vs. Sea||May 21||4|
|Doubles||1||13 times-last:vs. Sea||last:May 21||2|
|Triples||1||5 times-last:vs. Sea||last:May 22||1|
|Home Runs||1||9 times-last:vs. Sea||last:May 21||1|
|Total Bases||10||vs. Sea||May 21||7|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||vs. Sea||May 21||2|
|Runs Batted In||5||vs. Sea||May 21||5|
|Base on Balls||2||5 times-last:vs. ChA||last:May 18||2|
|Times on Base||4||3 times-last:vs. Sea||last:May 21||5|
|Stolen Bases||2||vs. Det||Apr 21||3|
|Caught Stealing||1||3 times-last:vs. ChA||last:May 18||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||559||2012 (Ana)|
|Home Runs||30||2012 (Ana)|
|Total Bases||315||2012 (Ana)|
|Extra-Base Hits||65||2012 (Ana)|
|Runs Batted In||83||2012 (Ana)|
|Base on Balls||67||2012 (Ana)|
|Times on Base||255||2012 (Ana)|
|Stolen Bases||49||2012 (Ana)|
|Caught Stealing||5||2012 (Ana)|
|Batting Average||.326||2012 (Ana)|
|On Base Percentage||.399||2012 (Ana)|
|Slugging Percentage||.564||2012 (Ana)|