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Mike Trout (CF,DH)

Los Angeles Angels - 99% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Trout went 1-for-3 with a walk. He came around to score on the first inning three-run HR by Jefry Marte. He also stole his 17th base of the season. Despite the poor season of the club, this run brings Trout's total to 75 runs scored to go with all his other monster stats.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is the best hitter in fantasy over the last few seasons combined. He is #1 in our ECR at FantasyPros. His main opposition to monster numbers is his own teammates who are allowing this franchise to have a poor season despite having such an amazing star.

 

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Mike Trout homers in win

Tue, Jul 19th 8:54am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a HR, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Trout started the second half off slowly, but he now has three hits, including two extra-base hits, in his last two games with three RBI and four runs scored. Owners can expect more of the same with Trout, who's posted an OPS of nearly 1.000 for the season.

 

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Over the weekend, Mike Trout went 1-for-9 with a double, walk, and two runs scored against the White Sox. Trout has a .268 batting average, five extra-base hits, six RBI, and 14 runs scored in July. He has a .978 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: It almost boring how good Trout is, as he had back-to-back hitless games on Friday and Saturday and then scored two runs and doubled on Sunday. Trout is still the top player in fantasy baseball and could be a 30 home/30 stolen base player with 125 runs scored and 105 RBI this season.

 

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Mike Trout closed the first half with his fourth extra-base hit of the month, finishing 1-for-4 with a double and RBI on Sunday. Trout has a .313 batting average, five RBI, and 12 runs scored in July, stealing four bases. He has a .991 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Trout has an outside chance at 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases this season, on pace for 33 home runs and 27 stolen bases, and his .322 batting average would put him over .300 for the first time since 2013. There was a good argument for Ian Desmond, Jose Altuve, or Clayton Kershaw to take over the top player in fantasy baseball helm from Trout, but he is still the best fantasy option.

 

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Mike Trout steals another base

Thu, Jul 7th 8:18pm EDT
By Darren Smart

Trout went 0-for-2 in the game, but still did some damage with two walks, two runs scored and an stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: The steal was the 15th of the season for Trout, who had seen his stolen base total drop for the previous two years. He has already surpassed last years total of 11 and is now one away from his 2014 total of 16. The return of more speed is just another thing his fantasy owners can gloat about.

 

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Trout went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base Wednesday against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: The Angels centerfielder just keeps producing. He now has 18 HR, 56 RBI, 62 runs and 14 stolen bases. His slash line now sits at .323/.425/.574. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

 

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Mike Trout is not in the Angels lineup on Tuesday. Shane Robinson will start in center field and bat ninth.

Fantasy Impact: This breaks Trout's streak of 145 consecutive games started, which was the longest active streak in baseball. This appears to be just a day of rest for Trout, so he should be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

 

Trout saw his nine-game hit streak come to an end, as he went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Fantasy Impact: Trout had recorded multiple hits in eight of his last nine games before this contest. He did record his 13th stolen base of the season, so his owners got something out of him. We'll go out on a limb and say you should probably still keep him in your line-ups.

 

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MIke Trout keeps hitting

Sun, Jul 3rd 8:35am EDT
By Darren Smart

Trout went 2-for-5 with three runs scored in the Angels' big win over Boston on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was the third straight two hit game for Trout and the eighth time in his last nine games he has recorded multiple hits. Despite racking up a few more hits, there had to be a little disappointment from his fantasy owners who saw the 21 runs the Angels put up and saw that Trout didn't knock any of them in. Although we're sure no one is feeling sorry for a Trout fantasy owner.

 

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Trout went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two walks in the series finale against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: The Angels are 1-6 in their last two series, but that isn't the fault of Trout, as he has recorded multi hit games in six of those contests, including three HR and five RBI. Trout also hit safely in 16 of his last 28 at-bats (.571 AVG) during those series. He's the only sure thing on the Angels right now.

 

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Trout finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs to go along with the solo blast. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Check out the link to see the pitch location that the Angels phenom was able to send over the fence. Ridiculous. It was the 3rd straight game that Trout has launched a long ball which ties the longest streak of his career that was set back in September of 2013. It was also the 3rd straight game he has recorded 3 hits. His season slash line now sits a robust .319/.415/.987

 

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Trout's two run blast was part of a 3-for-5 night which also saw him score three times.

Fantasy Impact: It was the second three hit game in a row for Trout, raising his batting average to .313. He now has 16 HR, 52 RBI and 50 runs scored as well as 10 stolen bases. If you still need to be told Trout is a must play at all times, then you're most likely not doing very well in your league.

 

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Mike Trout launches long ball

Sun, Jun 26th 11:06am EDT
By Darren Smart

Trout went 3-for-5 with a solo shot against Oakland. The centerfielders homer was the second part of a back-to-back with Kole Calhoun in the bottom of the 1st. Albert Pujols also had a solo shot, as the Angels accrued all three of their runs in the game by going deep.

Fantasy Impact: Just another day at the office for Trout, who now has a slash line of .308/.408/.948 to go along with 15 HR, 50 RBI and 10 SB. Just plug and play.

 

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Mike Trout swipes bag in loss

Wed, Jun 22nd 8:31am EDT
By Darren Smart

Trout finished the game 2-for-4 with an RBI and stole his 10th base of the season. On the year, he is hitting .301 with 14 HR, 48 RBI and 10 SB.

Fantasy Impact: He stole just 11 bases on 18 attempts last season, so fantasy owners have to be happy with this years improved 10 to 1 ratio. It's doubtful Trout will ever return to his 40 or 30 steal days from earlier in his career. He definitely is on pace to surpass last years total, and could better the 16 he had in 2014.

 

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Mike Trout went 0-for-3 against Houston to watch his average fall to .298 on the year, this first time he's been under .300 since back on May 1st.

Fantasy Impact: Some nitpicking here as Trout still has a strong .403 OBP and solid .932 OPS. The young centerfielder has 14 HR, 47 RBI and nine SB this season, which for just about anyone else would be great, but for the standards that Trout has set over the last few years, may have fantasy owners wanting a little more. He's obviously still a must start as one of, if not the, best player in the game

 

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Mike Trout scored three runs despite zero hits in Wednesday's 10-2 win against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Trout's on-base percentage is now up to .415, but his slugging percentage continues to drop as he isn't seeing pitches to hit. There is minimal protection in the Angels' lackluster lineup so don't expect a major power surge unless that changes.

 

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Trout is considered one of the best players in the MLB and he has produced. His line of .306, 13 HR, 44 RBI, 43 runs and nine steals is elite.

Fantasy Impact: He should be nearly universally owned in leagues where he is eligible and should take a major package to obtain him. It would take a significant change of fortune or injury to change his status near the top.

 

Trout is considered one of the best players in the MLB and he has produced. His line of .311, 12 HR, 41 RBI, 39 runs and seven steals is elite.

Fantasy Impact: He should be nearly universally owned in leagues where he is eligible and should take a major package to obtain him. It would take a significant change of fortune or injury to change his status near the top.

 

Trout went 2-for-3 with two walks during the offensive slugfest that ended with a 11-9 win Tuesday. He hit a three-run HR in the second and later added another run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is one of the top fantasy options in the MLB. He is hitting .318 with 12 HR and 40 RBI so far this season. On top of that, he has scored 38 runs with six steals. If he maintains his current pace, he will be a strong contender for another MVP.

 

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Mike Trout struggling

Tue, May 31st 5:46pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Mike Trout is only 4-for-20 over the last week, posting only one multi-hit performance in the last ten games. Even though his numbers do not look great, he does still have a .330 batting average this month and three of his four hits over the last week have been for extra bases. He has a .966 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is a decent play for Tuesday night, as he does have a home run in 10 at-bats against Tigers' starter Anibal Sanchez, but he also only has one other hit against the right-hander and only one run scored and two RBI. He also only has a .281 batting average at home, lower than his .344 batting average on the road. Trout does have six RBI in the last five games and a 1.015 OPS against right-handed pitchers, but fade him on Tuesday.

 

Mike Trout has hits in eight of his last ten games and is the top ranked player in ECR and could be worth it on Friday against the Astros. Trout is 1-for-5 with a home run against Mike Fiers and has a .308 batting average over the last seven days. He has a .962 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: There was an injury worry for Trout earlier in the week, but he has responded with hits in two of his last three games, continuing on his streak of hits in eight of 10 games. He has five home runs and 19 RBI in May, scoring 20 runs and maintaining his status as the premier option in fantasy baseball. For this reason, DFS players need to pick their spots with him because he is expensive; he has good enough statistics against Fiers, but be mindful of the fact that his OPS is higher on the road than at home (1.028 OPS vs. .888) and the game will be played in Los Angeles.

 

Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with a walk in The Angels win on Sunday. Both times he got on he scored. While rounding third base in the seventh inning he rolled his ankle and limped back to the base. Shane Robinson replaced him the next inning.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout was taken out of the game as a precautionary measure, as the Angels already had an eight run lead. Trout is not expected to miss any time, but the Angels could be cautious trying to keep their MVP healthy. The Angels already have ten players on the DL, and don't want to add Trout to that list.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-3 in the Angels' 7-4 win over the Dodgers. He hit his 10th home run of the season, while also drawing a walk, driving in three runs and stealing a base.

Fantasy Impact: Trout did a little bit of everything Thursday night, and after a slow start he is now hitting .327 and has an OPS of 1.004. He now has 31 RBI and is leading a depleted Angels team on a hot streak. Trout's steal tonight was his 4th on the season and his 3rd of the month. He had not had multiple stolen bases in a month since last May. The 3 in the last 18 games shows the Angels are letting Trout run more often to help provide more offense. Mike Trout is already a top fantasy choice and more stolen bases will make him even more valuable. Also, Trout's next home run will be his 150th in his career.

 

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Mike Trout goes 3-for-4 in win

Thu, May 19th 10:28am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Mike Trout went 3-for-4 in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. Trout hit his ninth home run of the season and scored three runs in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Trout has multi-hit games in four of his last five, including two home runs, seven runs scored and four RBI over that span. He continues to be an elite option for fantasy owners. He's in a good spot to continue his recent stretch as the Angels will take on the Orioles this weekend before getting an upgrade in park factors in their series in Texas early next week.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, two RBI and a walk in Monday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Trout now has multi-hit games in each of his last three played. His average is comfortably over .300, and his OPS has increased to .962. He continues to be one of the elite players in the game, both fantasy and reality.

 

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Mike Trout snaps on-base streak

Thu, May 12th 10:04am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Mike Trout's on-base streak ended at eight games, as he went 0-for-4 without a walk Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The stretch boosted Trout's average over .300 and has his OBP up to .390 on the season. He continues to be impressive overall with his .931 OPS over 33 games. He and the Angels will wrap up a series against the Cardinals Thursday before heading to Seattle for a three-game set this weekend.

 

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Mike Trout hitless in loss

Sat, May 7th 9:28am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Mike Trout went 0-for-4 with a walk, RBI and two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: It was a tough night against SP Chris Archer for the team overall. Trout continues to be an elite option with an OPS of .966, a batting average over .300, 16 runs 23 RBI and seven HR.

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rangers. He also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Trout continues to be a solid producer across the board, though he's not returning as much value in the early going as other top draft picks like Bryce Harper. Still, he's providing a strong .894 OPS while hitting nearly .300 on the season.

 

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Mike Trout finished 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Angels' 9-4 loss to the Mariners on Sunday afternoon. Trout has a .299 batting average this season.

Fantasy Impact: Before Trout's five-game hitting streak, people were giving up on Trout as the top OF and giving that mantle to Bryce Harper; Trout has three extra-base hits, three runs scored, and four RBI over the last five games, seeing his batting average jump from .259 to .299. Trout could do a bit better than eight RBI and nine runs scored to open the season, but he has also walked 12 times this season, a good sign, as Trout has a .400 OBP. According to FantasyPros ECR, Trout is the third-best player, behind Clayton Kershaw and Harper, and is a foundational piece of fantasy roster.

 

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Mike Trout picks up three singles

Wed, Apr 20th 5:41pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with three singles in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Trout has been struggling a bit at the plate to start the season but today's outing is an encouraging sign. This might be the game that gets Trout on the right path and that is an exciting thought for his fantasy owners.

 

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Mike Trout still shaky at the plate

Sat, Apr 16th 10:37pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 in the Angels' loss on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is batting just .231 with just one home run and four RBI. There were times in 2015 when Trout would struggle, so this shouldn't be any cause for concern. Trout is one of the three premier hitters in baseball and patience must be used with him. If you want to seek a trade for him in seasonal fantasy leagues, now might not be the best time.

 

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Mike Trout was hitless in four at-bats in Tuesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Trout's average on the young season has now dropped to .185. Owners should be encouraged by the two games prior to Tuesday's 0-for, as Trout had gone 1-for-4 with three walks, the one hit being a HR. Trout should turn things around soon.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk, and two strikeouts against Texas on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: It hasn't been a great start for Trout, as he's batting .167 with five strikeouts so far, with Thursday's singles being his only hits. There isn't any cause for concern, however, as Trout is too much of a fantasy monster to stay in a slump for long. Be patient.

 

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Mike Trout went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Cubs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It was not just Trout who struggled in the first game of the season for the Angels, as they were shutout by Jake Arrieta and company. Trout draws another tough matchup on Tuesday against Jon Lester who has been tough on him (.182 with five Ks in 11 AB).

 

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Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo-homer against the Cubs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout's homer began a five-run hammering of Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks in the fourth inning. Trout's Spring has been a microcosm of what he will likely do in the regular season, mixing homers (4), steals (3), and hitting for a great average (.388). There is a reason he's the consensus #1 pick.

 

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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single, a solo-homer, and a stolen base against the Athletics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout's combo meal on Friday gave him three stolen bases and three homers this Spring, all while hitting at a .395 clip. You do not need me to tell you hexactly is worthy of a #1 pick.

 

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Mike Trout has drilled Spring Training pitching to the tune of a 1.087 OPS in 36 at-bats, even stealing two bases in Angels' exhibitions. Trout had a career-high .991 OPS in 2015, but only stole 11 bases, his fourth consecutive season with a drop in stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: There is so little to complain about in Trout's game, but the fleet footed Trout's drop in stolen bases saw his power-speed number drop from the best in the American League in both 2012 and 2013 to sixth best in 2015. In fact, if you are looking at top of the draft talents, Paul Goldschmidt ranked 2nd in baseball in power-speed number in 2015, trailing only teammate A.J. Pollock. The Angels still have Trout hitting near the middle of the lineup, but if the dynamo can make the most of his opportunities in 2016, as he had seven CS in 2015, he should be back over 20 stolen bases. Keep him at the top of your draft board, as you can safely project that he has an OPS that approaches 1.000.

 

Mike Trout went 1-for-1 with two walks, a two-run homer, and a stolen base against the White Sox on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Trout looked every bit like the fantasy star that we have come to expect. He is a consensus top-3 overall pick this year, with a potential line of .300/40 HR/110 R/100 RBI/20 SB if everything breaks right. Do not question it if you end up with an early pick in your draft, just take the stud.

 

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Mike Trout told reporters that he hopes to steal more bases in 2016. He said that his confidence stealing bases was down last season, leading to his lowest total of his major league career (11). (Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trout stole 33 bases in 2013, but that number has dropped to 16 and 11 over the last two seasons. While more steals would always be better, they should be viewed essentially as icing on the cake for Trout, who most consider to be the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts.

 

Mike Scioscia has said that Mike Trout will be batting third in most lineups this season for the Los Angeles Angles.

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for fantasy owners, as this will give Trout more RBI opportunities. The move might limit his runs scored and stolen bases, but we have come to expect less stolen bases with the added power. Keep him on top of your fantasy baseball cheat sheets as he is still one of the top players in baseball.

 

Mike Trout had a quietly spectacular 2015, and fell just short of Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson in Fangraphs WAR with 8.6 to Donaldson's 9.0.

Fantasy Impact: Say what you want about WAR, but the stat that won Trout the MVP in 2014 will likely put him in second in this year's voting. He finished 2015 with 41 home runs, 104 runs scores, 90 RBI and 11 steals. He's the best player available in fantasy baseball and will continue to be in 2016.

 

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Los Angeles took two of three in the series and is 1 1/2 games behind Houston for the second AL wild-card spot.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout has been coming up huge in the race for the playoffs. He went 2-4 last night against the Astros in a huge win that they needed to make their push for the playoffs. Trout got everything going with a lead off in the 8th inning as the Angels were able to come from behind to get the 6-5 win.

 

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Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Angels held on for an important 4-3 victory over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout hit is 40th home run of the year last night off of Lance McCullers. He is only the second player in franchise history to hit 40 in a season. Trout is continuing to hit for power with his only hit being the home run. The Angels have a big game today against Mike Fiers and the Astros to continue their push for the playoffs.

 

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Trout went 1-for-4 with his 39th homer in a 5-2 victory over the Twins. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout didn't have an amazing weekend by his standards but he got the job done when he needed to. He increased his career high in home runs to 39 on Saturday. He also went 1-3 with runners in scoring position for the weekend. Trout is consistently producing power while also getting on base with walks. The Angels will need this over the next three games against the division rival Astros.

 

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Trout had two home runs and five RBI in the Angels' win over the Twins on Thursday, increasing his career total to 136 homers. That is the fourth-most all-time by a player through their age-23 season. Only Eddie Mathews, Mel Ott and Alex Rodriguez have had more.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout blasted two home runs, including a grand slam, in his outstanding night against the Twins. He has 38 home runs on the year and it looks like his power is back for good. Last night, he had five RBI while going 2-for-3 with three walks and one strike out. For fantasy owners who have him, you are very fortunate that he is getting hot right now.

 

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As the Twins look for the AL's second wild-card spot, they trail the Angels 6-5 after CF Mike Trout's fourth career grand slam -- and second this season -- in the second put up a six spot for L.A.

Fantasy Impact: The power continued for Mike Trout tonight in Minnesota blasting his career high 37th home run of the season and his 4th career grand slam. His is on fire as of late, hitting his third home run in the last five games. As always, if you have Trout in your lineup he may be able to give you the push you need for a championship.

 

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Trout is hitting .349 with four home runs and 13 RBI in his career against Felix Hernandez. That is the highest career average of any major leaguer.

Fantasy Impact: Trout hit his 36th home run on Tuesday night off of Hernandez in the sixth inning which ties his career high. This is his second home run in three games, both solo shots. If the guys in front of him can start to get on base more you will see his RBI numbers start to rise due to his recent power surge. Trout has continued to hit the ball hard recently, but it just happens to always be directly at a defender.

 

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C.J. Cron hit two homers and Mike Trout also connected for the third-place Angels, who got agonizingly close to turning the AL West into a real three-team race.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Trout blasted his 35th home run of the season. This was only his third home run since August 1. With one more home run, he will tie his career high of 36. His power has dropped off as of late but it should only be a matter of time until it comes back with a vengeance. Fantasy owners should, as always, start him.

 

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Reigning AL MVP Mike Trout flied out, struck out and walked against the Dodgers' dominant left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Trout is 0-for-16 with eight strikeouts in his last four games against the Dodgers overall.

Fantasy Impact: Trout continues to struggle against the Dodgers. The lone bright spot in the night were his two walks. Look for Trout to break out of this slump tonight with Mat Latos taking the mound for the Dodgers.

 

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After a game featuring 12 runs, 14 relievers, 23 runners left on base, 27 hits and nearly four hours of baseball, the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers finally staggered back to their clubhouse with another win. Mike Trout finished 0-for-5 in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Trout broke his home run drought on Sunday, going 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk. Although, this power did not continue into Monday, when he went 0-for-5 in the Labor Day loss to the Dodgers at home. Do not look for Trout to have a better game tonight with Clayton Kershaw taking the mound.

 

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After the worst month of his career in August, Mike Trout and his wrist seem to be healthy again. Trout now has three hits in eight September at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: It is still concerning that Trout has not homered since August 7th. Fortunately, he is such a good hitter that he doesn't need to hit it over the fence to provide value. This is where we preach patience and assure owners that the power will eventually return.

 

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Mike Trout only had a .218 batting average in August and only had one home run while finishing with fewer than 10 RBI for the first month of the 2015 season. Trout had 12 home runs in July and still has a .863 OPS for the second half. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Trout is still the best player in fantasy baseball, but has had an odd season. He is only 10-for-17 in steal attempts, but has a chance at 40 home runs for the season, as he has 33 home runs this season. He has 14 runs scored and 19 RBI in the second half and has a .971 OPS for the season.

 

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Mike Trout went 3 for 4 with a triple and RBI on Sunday in a 12-5 loss to the Blue Jays. Trout has been slumping as of late as he is 6 for his last 28.

Fantasy Impact: Trout has been in a major slump as of late, so it was nice to see him get a few hits and hopefully break out of this. Trout hurt his wrist a few weeks back and even though he has said it is not an issue, you have to wonder why he has been hitting so poorly lately. Trout is always a must play but monitor his playing time to see if he starts getting some time off to rest.

 

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Mike Trout goes 2-for-3

Fri, Aug 21st 10:34am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Mike Trout went 2-for-3 Thursday with a double, RBI and walk in the Angels 8-2 loss against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Trout is one of several fantasy stars to struggle down the stretch. He's only mustered an OPS of .623 so far in August. Los Angeles and fantasy owners hope Thursday's game is a sign of improvement to come.

 

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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.