Trout #27 Angels
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Trout, what a talent! This kid got called up to the big
leagues in 2012 and did nothing short of dominate when
he hit .326, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 129 Runs and 49 SB. Trout
is the popular pick for the over all first player taken
in fantasy baseball drafts. Mike Trout has a real shot
at a Triple Crown in the Major Leagues on any given year
which makes him a fantasy stud.
Here is a case for Mike Trout to hit for the Triple Crown:
Trout holds a .364 batting average on balls in play, but
he strikes out in more that 20 percent of his at bats.
He'll need to reduce his strikeouts to win the batting
title and move down in the lineup to get more RBI opportunities.
Trout is young, born in 1991 and the sky is the limit
for this kid.
Los Angeles Angels
2012 Stats: .326 BA, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 49 SB
2012 AL Rookie of the Year
The case for a repeat 2012: Just think
what he'll do with a full season of at-bats (he was called
up in late April in 2012) and a bit of experience. Projecting
growth from these stellar numbers might be a bit much
to expect, but there should be much more to come from
the 21-year old Trout.
The case against a repeat 2012: Baseball
history is replete with rookies of the year whose career
trajectories did not continue upward(Pat Listach and Bob
Hamelin, anyone?). While Trout's young legs should have
several more strong stolen base seasons in them, the Angles
likely won't be overly reckless with such a precious commodity.
The verdict: Given the hype that Trout
has generated with his performance, many would consider
even a .285-25-80-40 a disappointment, yet that's where
the smart money lies.