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Mike Trout

#27 | OF
Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout
Name: Michael Nelson Trout
Born: Aug 7, 1991 in Millville, N.J. USA
High School: Millville (N.J.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009 (signed for $1,215,000)
Trout has turned himself into a favorite of scouts in the Northeast, both for his talent and his makeup. An East Carolina commitment, he has rocketed up draft boards as a senior, thanks to an improved offensive approach. Last year, even in the fall, he had a tendency to bail out in the batter's box, particularly against sliders. This spring he has quieted his approach and improved against breaking balls, and he's shown the ability to hit hard line drives to all fields, though his swing still gets loopy and long at times. Halfway through the spring, Trout even began working on hitting lefthanded, and he showed some aptitude for it. Trout's frame and skill set draws comparisons to Aaron Rowand, but he's a faster runner--he runs the 60-yard dash in 6.5 seconds. He has good range and instincts in center field and plenty of arm for the position. Trout's bat is not a sure thing, but he has a chance to be a solid-average hitter with average or better power. Like Rowand, Trout is a grinder who always plays the game hard.
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