Mike Trout is an MLB outfielder currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was named AL MVP in 2014 and is a three-time All-Star.
The Angels selected Trout with the No. 25 pick in the 2009 draft out of Millville Senior High School in New Jersey. He made his Major League debut in July 2011 against the Seattle Mariners.
During his rookie season in 2012, the 20-year-old Trout batted .326 with 30 home runs and 83 RBIs. He led the majors with 129 runs, 49 steals and a 10.8 Wins Above Replacement rating. Trout made his first All-Star Game and was named Rookie of the Year while also finishing second in MVP voting behind Miguel Cabrera. The Angels finished third in the AL West, missing the playoffs.
In 2013, Trout once again finished behind Cabrera in MVP voting. He led the American League with 109 runs and 110 walks while also batting .323 with 27 home runs and 97 RBI. The Angels once again missed the playoffs.
Trout signed a six-year, $144.5 million contract in March 2014 that will begin with the 2015 season.
Trout led the Angels to the playoffs for the first time in 2014 and also won his first MVP award. He hit .287 with 36 home runs and 111 RBIs while leading the majors with 115 runs scored. The Angels lost to the Kansas City Royals in an AL Divisional Series.