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Mike Trout (CF)

Los Angeles Angels - 99% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout returned to the lineup on Thursday night against the Houston Astros after missing two games because of an injured left wrist. Trout was hurt trying to make a diving catch on Sunday against the Rangers. Trout entered Thursday leading the majors with 31 homers and is hitting .315 with 64 RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: The Angels dropped the first two games of a crucial series against the Astros so getting Trout back in the lineup is a huge boost for them. Of course, Trout is a must play anytime he takes the field.

 

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Los Angeles Angels CF Mike Trout missed Tuesday's game due to soreness in his left wrist. An MRI showed no structural damage, and Trout is hoping to return to the lineup as soon as today. (Source: OC Register)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second injury scare of the second half for Trout owners, as the slugger also missed a game due to a heel injury. He apparently jammed the wrist Sunday, but stayed in the game and still managed to hit a home run. The negative tests do make it seem like he should be back soon, but it's certainly a situation to monitor.

 

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Mike Trout went 4-for-4 with two singles, a walk, a solo-HR, and a grand slam HR against the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout had a perfect day at the plate, and did it with style, blasting a solo shot in the first inning, and following it up with a grand salami in the sixth. Trout now has sole possession of the HR lead, at 31, two ahead of his teammate Pujols.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a RBI-single and a solo-HR against the Rangers on Friday. He also had one walk and one strikeout in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is now tied with teammate Albert Pujols for the most homers in the majors at 29. Fantasy owners are likely breathing a small sigh of relief as the former MVP looked just fine on the base paths after a heel injury kept him out a few games back. The power has been consistent all season for Trout, now it's just a matter of the steals coming back (only one since May 22nd) if he wants another MVP run.

 

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Mike Trout returns to lineup

Thu, Jul 23rd 9:39am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout returned to the lineup Wednesday night after sitting out with a heel injury. The All-Star was hitless in his return.

Fantasy Impact: Trout was used as the team's DH Wednesday, and until the heel ailment resolves itself he could continue to serve in that role more frequently. It will be hard to keep him out of the lineup, but owners should be aware to monitor the injury in case he receives a few more off days in the coming weeks.

 

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Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout is day-to-day with a sore left heel. He indicated that the ailment felt better after receiving treatment, and he'll try to be back in the team's lineup Wednesday. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This seems to be a minor issue for the All-Star, and that's good news for fantasy owners. It's certainly worth monitoring, but it doesn't appear to be something that will linger. Trout has been one of the best players in baseball this season, hitting .307/.400/.614 with 28 homers and 57 RBI.

 

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Mike Trout went a combined 2-for-7 in Monday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. He had a single, two walks, three strikeouts, and a solo-HR.

Fantasy Impact: Trout was briefly tied for the league-lead in home runs after hitting his 28th in the second game of the doubleheader, until his teammate Pujols hit his 29th (third HR of the day). Trout is having another excellent season, with the only downside being his steals (9), only one of which coming since late May.

 

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Mike Trout hit two home runs to help power the Angels past the Rockies finishing 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and drawing one walk.

Fantasy Impact: He has been on fire lately and now has three home runs in his last two games. This is the kind of production you get from the top outfielder in fantasy baseball. He now has 24 home runs this season season and is on pace for 46 home runs on the year. He probably won't reach that but he will have big power numbers nonetheless.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single and a three-run homer against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout has completely regained his form after a middling May (for him), mashing for a .320 average with eight homers in June, and carrying that into July with a pair of moonshots this month. Trout is having another great year, with 22 HRs (7th in MLB), a .302 average (19th), and nine steals.

 

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Mike Trout hit his 20th home run and stole his ninth base of the season finishing 1-for-3 drawing a walk and striking out once in a win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Well there you go, he finally stole another base. It's his first stolen base since May 22nd so those of you in Roto or Categories leagues can rejoice. He also hit his 20th home run and is on pace for another outstanding year. He is still arguably the best fantasy outfielder in the league.

 

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Mike Trout walks and runs in win

Sun, Jun 28th 12:07pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout hit his 18th double of the year finishing 1-for-3 drawing a walk, scoring a run and striking out once.

Fantasy Impact: His batting average is at .303 and he's slugging .581 so it's looking like another elite year for the 23 year old reigning AL MVP. He hasn't stolen a base since May 22 but is a consistent contributer in every other offensive category.

 

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Mike Trout was the lone bright spot for the Angels going 3-for-4 and collecting two singles in a loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: He provided the Angels only run in this one as the Halos offense as a whole has been somewhat disappointing outside of Pujols and Trout. He's only got 42 RBI so far this season because of the lack of offensive hitting infront of him. Still, that's a pretty good number and is why Mike Trout remains an elite fantasy baseball player.

 

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Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with two singles, a strikeout, and a solo-HR against the Mariners on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout absolutely smashed a home run Friday night, hitting a ball 435 feet to center, providing what would be the only run the Angels would score. Trout is having another excellent season, with the 19th homer tying him for 7th in MLB, paired with a solid eight stolen bases, and a .303 average.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI and a run in a 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks

Fantasy Impact: When will he steal another base? He hasn't stolen a base since May 22nd so those of you in roto or categories leagues might be a little frustrated. His stolen base total has dropped ever year since he entered the league and he only stole 16 last year. He is still more than productive in every other offensive stat so stolen bases are just and extra incentive. He's still the best.

 

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Mike Trout went a perfect 3-for-3 with two singles, a walk and a home run in a win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Just your standard big game for Trout. He's been on fire lately and shows no signs of slowing down. Still, he hasn't stolen a base in awhile so if you were counting on that in a Roto league you might be a little disappointed. He remains the top outfielder in the game although Bryce Harper is arguably back in that discusion as well.

 

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Mike Trout was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle going 3-for-5 with a singe, a double and a home run in a victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: It was your standard big night for Trout as he powered the Halos to victory. He hit his 17th home run of the season but he hasn't stolen a base in awhile. Still, he's the premier outfielder in all formats and is as consistent as they come.

 

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Mike Trout hit his 16th home run of the season in the first inning off C. C. Sabathia but that would be his only hit of the game.

Fantasy Impact: He did strike out twice in this one but he's still batting .283 on the season with eight stolen bases, 16 home runs, 33 RBI and 42 runs. He's is an elite, consistent talent and will be for years to come.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR and two strikeouts against the Yankees on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout already has three homers in June, and four in his last seven games, with the only downside being his average has taken a bit of a hit. The home run ball might be a bit too tempting for him, as his swing has become a bit too free. Trout has had more hitless games (3) than multi-hit ones (1) since May 22nd.

 

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Mike Trout only had one hit but made it count as he collected his 13th HR of the season, driving in three runs and drawing an intentional walk.

Fantasy Impact: This is what he does. He did strike out twice and didn't steal a base if your looking for the bad in this but Trout is a fantasy juggernaut that cannot be stopped. He's a consistent elite producer in all offensive categories and that is why you drafted him with the number of one pick in your draft.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single, a double and scored a run in a loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: He had a seven game hitting streak snapped the other night but his great numbers still put him in the position to be the back-to-back AL MVP. He hits for power, average and steals bases. What more do you want? Even with Bryce Harper ripping the cover off the ball, Trout remains the number one fantasy outfielder in the game in all formats.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a RBI double against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout smacked a double to drive in Aybar in the sixth inning, giving the Angels the only run they'd see all game. Trout hasn't been quite up to his usual standards in May, batting .276, but the homers are still there (6) with a couple stolen bases. Trout is a fantasy monster even on a bad day and should be active in all formats.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with one HR, one RBI, two walks and three runs in a win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: He did everything but steal a base today. He scored three of the four runs for the Angels and hit his 11th HR of the year. He's the defending AL MVP and is as elite as the come. Days like this are frequent for the young outfielder and that's why he is the consensus number one player in all fantasy formats.

 

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For the second game in a row, Mike Trout finished with no hits or walks. He struck out twice as his batting average dropped to .241 in the month of May.

Fantasy Impact: There's nothing to worry about and Trout should have a nice matchup Tuesday against Aaron Sanchez. Sanchez is coming off of a 5 run, 7 hit game against the Orioles. He's also leading the American League in walks with 29.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR and a strikeout against the Astros on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is tied with two other young stars (Goldschmidt & Harper) for seventh in the league for homers with eight. With six stolen bases (tied for 13th) and a .298 batting average, Trout is on a good pace to be one of the best (or THE best) player in MLB once again.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Giants on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is now tied for seventh in the league with that homer, as he continues to show he's worthy of the #1 draft pick in fantasy. Trout also has six stolen bases, tying him for ninth, and that combination (plus his .333 batting average) has him at fifth on the player rater. You know what to do with Trout if you own him.

 

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Mike Trout had anther good day going 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs, two RBI and stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout was almost all dueces, if he would've just stole another base. Stop being greedy, this was a great fantasy baseball stat line. His batting average now sits at .329 on the season with 20 runs, five HR's and six stolen bases. This is why he is the consensus number one fantasy baseball player as he delivers a little bit of everything.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with one HR, two runs, two RBI and drew a walk.

Fantasy Impact: These are the type of games you expect from the reigning AL MVP. He did everything except steal a base. The home run was Trouts fifth on the season which now matches his stolen base total. He is a threat for 30 HR's and 30 SB's every year.

 

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Mike Trout goes hitless in loss

Wed, Apr 29th 10:59am EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts last night against the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: If you're trying to find a silver lining in this you're not going to find one. Sometimes you have a bad game. This doesn't change the fact that Mike Trout is the best Outfielder in the game. Trout is batting .300 with 16 runs, four HR's, five stolen bases and 11 RBI.

 

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Mike Trout hit his fourth HR of the season in the seventh inning off Anthony Bass in an 11 inning loss.

Fantasy Impact: Trout went 1-for-4 drawing two walks, scoring a run and knocking in two RBI to round out the night. He is as elite as they come and is the number one fantasy outfielder.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-2 last night scoring a run and drawing a walk in a win against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Trout raised his batting average to .323 but did strike out once. He is as consistent as they come as he is always producing in some category. He is the top outfielder in the game.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-3 last night scoring a run, drawing a walk and stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: He is now batting a nice .317 on the season with three HRs, five SBs and nine RBI. If he's not hitting home runs he's stealing bases. That's what makes Mike Trout the premier outfielder in all fantasy formats.

 

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Mike Trout hitless again

Thu, Apr 23rd 10:11pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout goes hitless for the second night in a row but did draw a walk and stole a base. (Source: Ryan Trammell)

Fantasy Impact: Trout is now 0-for-6 in his last two games with two walks and a stolen base. It's nice to see him active on the base paths in his only opportunity. That is why he remains the top outfielder in all formats.

 

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Mike Trout hitless last night

Thu, Apr 23rd 12:46pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout went 0-for-3 last night with an intentional walk in a loss to the Athletics. (Source: Ryan Trammell)

Fantasy Impact: Trout also struck out once but has cut down on his strikeout rate from a year ago. Take this with a grain of salt as the reigning AL MVP is still the best fantasy baseball Outfielder in the game.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with a double in yesterday's Angels win. He also scored two runs, and walked twice.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout is easily the hottest hitter in the Angels lineup. He is also easily the best player in the leauge. Mike Trout should be starting everyday, because he is Mike Trout.

 

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Mike Trout hits 2 HR's

Sat, Apr 18th 10:38am EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout stayed hot on Friday, going 2-for-4, hitting two home runs and driving in five runs.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to hit 100 home runs and steal 100 bases. He is now batting .444 on the season with three home runs, nine RBI, nine runs scored and two stolen bases. He is the top outfielder in all fantasy formats.

 

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Mike Trout has solid night

Thu, Apr 9th 4:40pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout went 1-3 with one Run and an RBI on Wednesday against the Mariners. (Source: Ryan Trammell)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout is now hitting .273 on the season with 1 HR, 2 Runs and 2 RBI's. He has also strukeout five times in 11 at-bats which is disappointing but still not a cause for concern. Trout remains an elite fantasy player in all formats.

 

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Mike Trout hit a Home Run on his first at-bat today against the Mariners. (Source: Ryan Trammell)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout hit is first Homer of the season in the first inning off Felix Hernandez. He struck out on each of his remaining at-bats but that's nothing to worry about as the Mariners have one of the better pitching staffs in all of baseball right now.

 

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Mike Trout walks and scores

Sat, Apr 4th 12:33pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Mike Trout went 0-for-2, walked and scored a run last night against the Dodgers (Source: Ryan Trammell)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout is in mid-season form right now as he is batting .446 with 5 HR's and 5 SB's this Spring. Trout will once again be the top outfielder in fantasy baseball in all formats coming off his AL MVP season.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with a solo-HR against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: That was the fourth home run of spring training for Trout, as he has absolutely been raking thus far to the tune of a .468 batting average. Trout also made a fantastic catch to rob the Dodgers of a home run in the game. Trout is the #1 overall pick in fantasy, so hopefully you are lucky enough to get that spot in your draft.

 

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After the first 14 Grapefruit League games, Mie Trout leads the Angels roster in average (.545), home runs (3), and RBI (10), plus runs (10) and total bases (25). (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ok, so D'Arby Myers is hitting .667 in three at-bats for the Halos, but nobody is checking on his updates. Trout can obviously be counted on to show up every game, even during March. If the two guys around him in the lineup also keep hitting like this in the regular season, with Calhoun at .292 and Pujols at .320, those three players could boost numbers all the way down the scorecard.

 

Mike Trout went 2-for-4 today with two home runs, and six RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout continues to have a monstrous spring, and is still hitting over .500 two weeks in. Trout has been more aggressive and has been swinging at more first pitches. He hopes this will keep him from striking out so much, and so far it has. Trout has more walks then strike outs this spring, and anytime he is on base he is a threat. A more aggressive Trout is going to be scary for the rest of the league, because he can be even better than he was last year.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with two stolen bases in today's game. He also had a walk, while scoring two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout has been red hot and is now 10-for-18 with three stolen bases on the spring. One of Trout's main goals this season is to steal more bases. His stolen base total has fallen every year since his rookie season. If he can steal more bases this year it will just add to his fantasy value, which is already far beyond anyone else in the league. Trout has also been on fire in the box. Trout was worried that the new pace of play rules might affect his production, but he has shown no sign of slowing down this spring.

 

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Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he has no doubt that the best lineup spot for 2014 AL MVP Mike Trout is second. Scioscia said despite considering different lineups, "..the two spot is where he fits us best." (Source: Orange County Register)

Fantasy Impact: After recent speculation about Trout batting third in 2015, Scioscia made all the analysis moot with this revelation. With the lineup virtually locked for the first three batters (Calhoun, Trout, Pujols), the questions revolve around the other six spots. When the only other guaranteed, everyday starter is SS Erick Aybar, Scioscia will likely be considering different lineups on a daily basis. In other words, Trout will still pile up a good chunk of his counting stats through his sheer talent, but he can't ensure triple digits in runs and RBI by hitting 100 home runs himself.

 

Mike Scioscia may be considering moving Mike Trout to the third spot in the batting order. Trout batted second in all but seven of his at-bats in 2014. The health and performance of Josh Hamilton also would affect Scioscia's decision. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Surely the first thought in the minds of fantasy owners is, "How much further will his stolen bases drop when he's batting third?," as Trout has declining SB totals of 49, 33, and 16 from 2012-14. Two factors likely affected his 2014 total: Kole Calhoun is not the typical speedster at leadoff to give Trout an open second base, and, with a healthy Albert Pujols batting third all of 2014, Trout's green light may have been dimmed due to strategy. Trout managed 20 SBs from the second slot in 2013 but made up for a gimpy Pujols, who routinely hit into double plays. Pujols would move to fourth if Trout drops to third, leaving a question mark for now at the second spot. Kole Calhoun is a virtual lock to continue at leadoff in 2015, so Trout will likely be running behind Erick Aybar, Matt Joyce, Howie Kendrick's replacement at 2B, or even a surprise in Kyle Kubitza. Aybar has shown better numbers in the second half of the lineup, Joyce doesn't profile in speed or patience as a #2 hitter, and 2B could become a revolving door with an unproven group of names. If former Braves prospect Kubitza can bring the speed and OBP (minus a few Ks) from AA last season, the Angels might have two lefties at the top of the lineup for Trout to knock around the bases. Trout remains the top pick; the expectation here is that he will be in position to exceed his 2014 performance.