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Mike Trout (CF)

Los Angeles Angels - 99% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

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.