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Angels | Mike Trout struggling on low pitches

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout was 1-for-12 in his last four games before hitting for the cycle to raise his average to .278 on the season Tuesday, May 21, and he had been 1-for-9 on pitches in the lower half of the strike zone. Trout excelled on those pitches last year, leading the league in all three slash-line stats (.360/.394/.608). However, this year, he had only a .259 batting average against those pitches before Tuesday. All four of his hits Tuesday were pitches lower in the zone, though.

Fantasy Tip: Trout has underwhelmed so far this season compared to his ridiculous rookie campaign. We warned fantasy owners that Trout was in line for regression, and although he remains an excellent long-term fantasy commodity, don't expect him to go on a tear and duplicate his 2012 numbers for the remainder of this season.

2013-05-22 13:42:40 | Source: ESPN.com

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