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Mike Trout
Birthdate: 8/7/1991 (25 y, 7 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/235     Position: OF
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 25, Overall: 25, Team: Los Angeles Angels
Contract: $144.5M / 6 Years (2015 - 2020)
RotoWire News: Trout went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Reds. (3/9/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: When you're the best fish in the sea, there's only so much still to be learned. Interesting tidbits from his 2016 performance -- he's a serious stolen base threat again, his plate patience has reached elite levels (he finished second in baseball in unintentional walk rate), and his Hard% has now climbed every single season he has played. Oh, and he's still just 25. WHAT?! He stole more bases in 2016 than 2014 and 2015 combined. Guess his speed hasn't deteriorated, so it's all up to him as to whether he continues to run wild. Did you know that since 2012, his SwStk% ranks 80th lowest (out of 340), but his strikeout rate is just 237th best? That's because he has been too darn patient, as he has posted the 10th lowest Swing%! Imagine if he swung more, he would put more balls in play, which mean more balls over the fence and maybe, just maybe, he goes 40/40. Hey, it could happen. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: Try to invent a league that rewards batters for positive baseball events and results in Trout not being the first overall pick. I dare you.

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