This has been talked about before but it bears repeating. Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout is knocking the stuffing out of his sophomore season in Major League Baseball. This guy is so good and so young that it actually is scary and very impressive at the same time. Last season was a season for the ages but you know what? This season has been just as good and even better in almost all areas. Everyone has their detractors but when it comes to Trout, those who say he isn’t as good this year as he was last year are just plain wrong.
Don’t believe me? Okay let’s look at the numbers then. His batting average is up this year. Trout has also dropped his strikeout total and walked quite a few more times. His RBI are up and his home run total will probably end up being only a few down. He has a truck-load more doubles this year and also more triples. The doubles and triples he has this year make it so that while his home run total might be equal or just barely down, his extra base-hits will be way higher.
The only stats that are slightly down are runs scored and stolen bases. Stolen bases are not that far down really and it is hard to score runs when he has been one of the only good hitters on the team at many points during the season. When you look at things by the numbers or just generally at the way he plays the game, this kid is one of the best young players in the history of baseball. And yet, he probably once again will be looked over for the MVP. There are maybe a few players in the history of the game, literally one to three who maybe have been better this early than Trout. Please MLB; give him the MVP for goodness sake.