Mike Trout Wiki – Mike Trout Bio
Michael Nelson Trout (Born on August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. Trout is a seven-time MLB All-Star, received the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2014 and 2016, and is a six-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award.
Born: August 7, 1991 (age 27 years), Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Current team: Los Angeles Angels (#27 / Center fielder)
Spouse: Jessica Cox (m. 2017)
Education: Millville Senior High School
Home runs: 240
Awards: Silver Slugger Award,
Born in Vineland, New Jersey, to Jeff and Debbie Trout, he has two older siblings, sister Teal, and brother Tyler. His father, Jeff (born January 7, 1961), played baseball at the University of Delaware and was a fifth-round draft pick as a second baseman by the Minnesota Twins in 1983.
Jeff played four years of minor league baseball before a torn plantar fascia and knee injuries ended his career. Mike grew up a die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fan and attended their World Series parade in 2008.
Trout began playing baseball in Cal Ripken Baseball, A Division of Babe Ruth League. His main position as a youth baseball player was the shortstop position.
He wore #2 in honor of his childhood hero, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. He would switch to #1 in high school. Mike attended Lakeside Middle School and is a 2009 graduate of Millville Senior High School.
Trout was a first-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 MLB draft and made a brief major league appearance in 2011.
He became a regular player for the Angels the subsequent season and won the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year Award unanimously. He is under contract with the Angels through 2020.
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.
Trout led the American League in wins above replacement (WAR) in each of his first five full seasons (according to Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference.com)..
Trout has led the American League in runs (2012-14, 2016) and times on base (2013, 2015-16, 2018) four times. As of 2018, he led all active major league ballplayers in career slugging percentage (.573), on-base plus slugging (.990), and stolen base percentage (84.75%), and was second in a career on-base percentage (.416).
Angels Nearing Extension With Mike Trout
The Angels have agreed to a record-shattering contract with superstar outfielder Mike Trout, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan. Trout stands to earn more than $430MM over a twelve-year term. It will not include any opt-outs, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter).
It’s a contract befitting Trout’s status as a player of historic excellence. The peerless center fielder was two years from free agency, playing on the remainder of his earlier six-year extension, but decided to commit the rest of his prime to the organization that drafted and developed him.
Trout was already due $66.5MM for the 2019 and 2020 seasons under the previous deal negotiated by agent Craig Landis. It seems, then, that he’s now set to take down an average annual value in excess of $36MM over the new decade of campaigns covered by this agreement. Trout will turn 40 during the final season (2030) of the deal.
There are some eye-popping figures in there, to be sure, but frankly they pale in comparison to Trout’s own productivity on the ballfield.
Since his first full season of play, in 2012, Trout has vastly outproduced every other player in the game with a tally of 64.2 fWAR and 63.8 rWAR. Others have approached and even bettered Trout in single seasons, but none of his contemporaries has maintained anything approaching his nearly unfathomably consistent level of top-end output.
Viewed in that light, there’s an argument to be made that this deal actually underpays Trout. It’s important to bear in mind that he was still two years shy of free agency, which he’d have reached at 29 years of age owing to his earlier contract. In that regard, Nolan Arenado had more leverage relative to his own abilities.
But it’s notable that Arenado’s new contract checks in with a $33.4MM AAV for the seven new seasons that it added to his existing season of control. Unsurprisingly, Trout’s new deal easily tops the previous record for total guarantee that was recently set by Bryce Harper and the Phillies.