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2013 Fantasy Baseball: OF Mike Trout Finally Waking Up

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After almost a month of seemingly going through the motions, it appears Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout is finally ready to start putting up some real fantasy baseball numbers.

Trout’s 2012 numbers were some of the best ever from a fantasy outfielder to date. He finished with 30 home runs, 129 runs scored, 83 RBIs, and a jaw-dropping 49 stolen bases.

As a result, the 21-year-old was the first overall selection in the majority of leagues this summer. However, the youngster didn’t come close to living up to fantasy expectations over the first couple weeks of the season. Many thought he would be on his way to winning his first American League MVP from the first swing this year, but it took him a bit to get going.

In the last couple weeks, though, Trout has finally started to settle down at the plate. He has 11 RBIs in his last 11 games alone. He has also scored nine runs, stolen one base, and amazingly hit four home runs. It may only be a glimpse of what Trout can actually do, but it is still promising to finally see him putting up quality numbers for fantasy owners.

Trout is reminding us why he is the future of the position in fantasy dynasty leagues. He has the best combination of power and speed in the majors and is the next 40-40 fantasy threat in the outfield.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.