Mike Trout

Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a ten-time MLB All-Star, three-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) (winning the award in 2014, 2016, and 2019, while finishing second in the 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018 votes), and is a nine-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award. He also captained the United States national team during the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Mike Trout
Trout with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018
Los Angeles Angels – No. 27
Center fielder
Born: (1991-08-07) August 7, 1991 (age 31)
Vineland, New Jersey, U.S.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 8, 2011, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through 2022 season)
Batting average.303
Home runs350
Runs batted in896
Stolen bases204
Career highlights and awards

The Angels selected Trout in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. He made a brief major league appearance in 2011 before becoming a regular player for the Angels the subsequent season, and won the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year Award unanimously.

Trout's athleticism on the field has received praise from both the mainstream media and sabermetricians. He is regarded as one of the most outstanding young players in the history of baseball, as well as one of the best current players in all of MLB.[1][2][3][4] Trout led the American League in wins above replacement (WAR) in each of his first five full seasons.[5]

Trout has led the American League in runs (2012–14, 2016) and times on base (2013, 2015–16, 2018) four times.[6] As of March 2023, he leads all active major league players in career slugging percentage (.587), on-base percentage (.415), on-base plus slugging (1.002), and is third in stolen base percentage (84.65%).[6][7] In 2019, he signed a 12-year, $426 million contract with the Angels, the second-richest contract in the history of North American sports and fourth in professional sports in general (and the second-biggest contract at the time of signing).

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