He is one of the most phenomenal players in MLB and has been rated the best player on the field multiple times. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels into the professional arena coming out of high school in 2009 and has played seven explosive seasons there.
Among other things, Mike Trout is already an all-time excellent and has been ranked among the Hall of Famers even though he has yet to be inducted as he has surpassed the professional marks of many members such as Willie Stargell, Kirby Puckett, Ralph Kiner, and Jim Rice in the short span of their careers.
Born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, to Jeff and Debbie Trout, his name was Michael Nelson Trout, and he is the last child with two older brothers; sister Teal and brother Tyler. His athletic prowess likely came from his father, who also played the game before a knee injury interrupted his career.
Jeff was a star in high school and at the University of Delaware in the early 1980s. After his collegecareer, he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round of the 1982 draft as a second baseman and played for four seasons. Mike attended Lakeside High School and then Millville Senior High School, graduating in 2009. While in school, his athletic prowess was very evident;
He made his debut with the Arizona Angels in the Arizona League at the rookie level after being selected by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009. At the end of the season, he also played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League and was ranked third. Angels' best prospect and 85th-best in all of Baseball America.
The following season, he played in the All-StarFutures Game, reached the second-best overall prospect, and was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class A-Advanced California League.
Following the season, Trout received the 2010 JG. Taylor Spink Award for Topps Minor League Player of the Year, making him the youngest player to win the award at age 19. In turn, he was named a Baseball America All-Star and Topps Class A All-Star.
Trout became Angel's youngest player to hit 2 home runs in one game. In turn, he was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year and an outfielder on their 2011 Minor League All-Star team.
Just before the 2018 season, Trout was rated the # 1 player in baseball by Sports Illustrated. He hit 39 home runs and had an AL-best 122 WALK and .460 OBP and was also named a starting outfielder for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.
Over the course of his impressive career, we have gotten used to his greatness by gracing our modern world of baseball with MVP campaign after MVP campaign, among other prestigious awards.
His accolades include two American League (AL) MVPs (2014, 2016), two Major League Baseball of America Player of the Year awards (2012, 2013), and five consecutive Silver Slugger Awards (2012–2016) among others.
He has also frequented the American League leaders' scoreboard in various categories, including tight OPS, runs scored and wins over replacement.