Mike Trout

Mike Trout

CF,DH - LAA
Age: 27Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

LAA @ TOR
M. Stroman #77
Tue, 6/18 7:07pm
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Rank H #1
Projection (?) 5.5 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
100%

Eligibility

Yahoo CF
ESPN CF
CBS CF,DH

Two months into 2019, Trout is "only" hitting .283/.457/.572 with 12 homers and six steals in 52 games. That led some midseason drafters to take Christian Yelich or Cody Bellinger with the first pick. Because of his lofty floor, the honor should still go to the Angels superstar, who has the highest walk (22.0) and lowest strikeout (15.9%) of his career. His career-high contact rate will eventually lead to a .300+ average once the .294 BABIP returns closer to his .351 career norm. That will come with 35-40 HRs and around 20 steals. Don't overthink this.

It's a testament to Trout's dominance that fantasy owners might be a little disappointed by his current output. There's really no reason to think he'll fail to produce another .300/100/30/100/20 season.

As long as Mike Trout continues to put up 30+ homers, 20+ steals, 100+ runs and bat .300 every season, you can bet he will be worth the first overall pick. Chances are, we have another decade of this consistent dominance.