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Mike Trout is magical out in center field for the Los Angeles Angels, and there is no way around that.

 

Trout was born in Vineland, New Jersey to Jeff and Debbie. Jeff was a baseball player himself as he played second base for the Twins’ minor league affiliates before an injury derailed his career. Trout was always a star baseball player, but he was also a star basketball player in high school as well.

 

Trout was committed and ready to play baseball at East Carolina University prior to the 2009 MLB draft. However, once he was drafted 25th overall by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, he decided it was in the best interest of himself and his family to forgo college and head directly to the Minor League. After just under two years in the Minor League, the Angels promoted Trout due to an injury to their everyday center fielder. After spending the rest of the 2011 season bounding back and forth between the major league and minor league, he was voted as the Minor League Player of the year.

 

After starting the 2012 season with the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, he would be called up in late April and was up with the Angels for good and made his mark from the get-go. He set a rookie record by having a .344 batting average through his first 100 games. In that same rookie season, he also was the first MLB player to his 30 home runs, steal 45 bases, and score 125 runs in a single season.

 

Trout has arguably played better every season since then, if you can believe that. Winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2012 was just the beginning for Trout. He has since been the AL MVP twice, while finishing in the top five of the voting every year, he has made the all start game every season he has been in the MLB, and won the Hank Aaron award for being the best hitter. If this pace keeps up, Trout has a chance to go down in history as the best player to ever play.