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On the night after the Angels clinch, some comprehensive reads on Mike Trout

The Angels became the first team in baseball to clinch last night. The player most responsible for that was Mike Trout. Our buddy Corey sent us this old but classic read from Baseball America from 2011 that someone retweeted the other night in the wake of the Angels firing Greg Morhardt. Morhardt was the scout who gave the recommendation to draft Mike Trout. And then there’s Dave...
Via Diamond Hoggers
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Updating Mike Trout’s Historical Context

Two years ago, Mike Trout had the best age-20 season of all-time, by Wins Above Replacement. Last year, Trout had the best age-21 season of all time, by Wins Above Replacement. This year, Mike Trout will not have the best age-22 season of all time, because he’s regressed a little bit and also because holy […]
Via Fangraphs
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

RCL Update: A Trout in the Pot is Better Than a Stanton in the Sea

I'll be honest, I really wanted to do a title about Rudy. After having a top-7 pitching week and moving into the top-10 overall, I wanted to kiss some a*s to the other man in charge. It was supposed to be "Rudy Comfortable", a play on Rudy Huxtable, but then Grey told me to talk about you guys and four girl readers. I obliged and started looking at the top-10 and the...
Via Razzball
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers

The September 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton could return as DH Wednesday after taking BP sessions on Monday. The Monkey Says: Hamilton even admits he probably won’t be batting clean-up when he returns. I actually...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Dallas Keuchel Face Mike Trout Three Times

Saturday night, Mike Trout kicked the living crap out of Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros. His first time up, Trout went deep. His second time up, Trout went deep. His third time up, Trout went less deep, but he went deep enough for a double. All of that’s to say Trout had 10 total bases […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trout homers twice, Angels win tenth straight game

The red-hot Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim currently possess a nine-game winning streak. With Oakland being victorious earlier, the Halos looked the win their tenth game in a row, and bring their magic number down to four.Jered Weaver (16-8, 3.58 ERA) and Scott Feldman (8-10, 3.99 ERA) were on the mound for Game Two.Mike Trout hit his 33rd homer of the season in the first, to put...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Forcing a Reason to Worry About Mike Trout, Again

I wrote something like this before, in the beginning of May of this season. During an arbitrary stretch between April 19 and May 14, Mike Trout struck out in 31% of his plate appearances, posting a .722 OPS. I identified the strikeouts as something to pay attention to, and then from May 15 through the […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels use potent offense to sweep Minnesota Twins

Sunday night, the Los Angeles Angels turned in a stellar offensive performance to win 14-4 at Target field. Star center fielder Mike Trout hit his team-leading 32nd home run and second baseman Howie Kendrick missed hitting for the cycle by a double. All in all it was an excellent series for the Angels as they outscored the Twins 34-19 over the course of the series. Howie Kendrick...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Turns Tables On Orbit After Mascot’s ‘Fishing’ Stunt (Video)

We’re guessing Orbit had never seen a Trout this big before. The Houston Astros mascot, who’s been know to rankle a few players in the past, decided to have a little fun before his team’s game against the Los Angeles Angels by posting up with a fishing pole near Angels star Mike Trout as he warmed up in the outfield. At first, Trout played along, allowing himself to get ...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout nearly hits ball through Minute Maid Park's roof (VIDEO)

It's no secret Mike Trout can hit the long ball with the best of them. But the Angels' all-everything player might have set a record for highest pop up — even when it came inside a domed stadium.Trout sent this first-inning sky ball so high at Minute Maid Park, it would have put a hole in the the old Astrodome.Although Trout only hit the rafters Tuesday night, the ball...
Via The Other Paper
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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