Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:24:38 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout finished with a .287 batting average in 2014 after hitting .326 and .323 in his first two seasons, and he plans to address some of his flaws in the cages with hitting coach Don Baylor this spring. Trout led the American League in strikeouts with 184 K's last year, and he said a failure to get his foot down in time was a big culprit. "Plain and simple, I was chasing the high pitch," Trout said. "Everybody knows that. The majority of the time, they were balls. Obviously you don't want to strike out. I'd like to put the ball in play and let my legs help me get a few more hits."
Fantasy Tip: An MVP player that goes into the offseason with something to prove is a scary thing. Trout is the unquestioned first overall pick in fantasy baseball for a reason, even though his numbers dipped slightly last year.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:17:45 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout said two of his biggest goals for 2015 are to increase his stolen bases and reduce his strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Trout is a top 10 player universally whether he returns to his 40-steal form or not.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:44:28 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout will likely bat third in the lineup, between OF Matt Joyce and 1B Albert Pujols.
Fantasy Tip: The lineup is slowly falling into place for the Angels, who have a formidable lineup at the job with OF Kole Calhoun likely leading off. Trout will likely go at the top of many fantasy leagues, and Joyce's status could be fairly strong in leagues if his bat looks good this spring.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:40:02 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout is best to hit out of the No. 2 spot for the Angels, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Recent reports suggested Trout could hit third.
Fantasy Tip: There are conflicting reports about where Trout will hit in the Angels' order, but it's best to take the word of the skipper in this case. Hitting third would likely provide Trout a few more opportunities to drive in runs, but the extra at-bats he'll receive hitting second will increase the value of his high batting average to the point of offsetting the lost RBIs chances. Trout should remain the top choice in fantasy baseball drafts.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:56:40 -0800
Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is expected to be considered for a move into the No. 3 spot in the batting order this year on a full-time basis. However, that move might only be possible if OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is fully healthy and productive.
Fantasy Tip: Trout is the non-disputed No. 1 overall pick in fantasy baseball drafts this year. However, a move to the third spot permanently would make him just a little bit more attractive with the ability to drive in more runs at the heart of the Halos' order.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:20:05 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout was announced as the winner of American League Most Valuable Player Award Thursday, Nov. 13.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:07:11 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout has been named the winner of the 2014 Hank Aaron Award for the American League. The award is given to the top offensive player in each league.
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 01:01:11 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is hitless in all eight at-bats during the American League Division Series.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:24:03 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout, 1B Albert Pujols and OF Josh Hamilton combined to go hitless in 13 at-bats in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:55 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout had the fourth-highest batting average (.290) of players with at least 180 strikeouts during a regular season. Trout finished with 181 K's.