Friday, July 8, 2011

Angels Call Up Mike Trout

Alot of people are mentioning this on blogs. David Pinto mentioned that he is right up there with Bryce Harper as the top prospect in baseball.

Click here to see his minor league stats

Click here to see the Texas League batting leaders

You can sort them by different stats. He is 7th in the league in OPS. He is 2nd in SBs with 28 (just 3 behind the leader) and has only been caught 8 times. He is 5th in AVG and 4th in OBP. 8th in SLG. 2nd in triples (he bats right-handed). He will turn 20 on Aug. 7. Pretty impressive showing at AA.

If you look at all of his minor league stats (including 2009 and 2010) you see lots of 3Bs, SBs (with good percentages) and high OBPs. He hits alot better in away games this year. Does anyone know if he plays in a tough hitter's park?

Wikipedia says "...Trout was named 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year. At just 19 years and two months, Trout is the youngest player ever to win this award."


Anonymous said...

Imagine if the Nats had selected Trout with their 10th pick in the 2009 draft instead of Drew Storen. They would've nabbed Strasburg with the #1 pick that year, Trout with the #10 pick and then Harper with the #1 pick the following year.

Cyril Morong said...

It's always fun to look at who a team could have drafted. I think the Cubs drafted 3 or 4 guys befor Curtis Granderson got drafted and none of them amounted to much. And Granderson was born near Chicago and played his college ball at Univ of Illinois at Chicago