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Mike Trout
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Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 235 NFBC ADP: 1.08
Position: CFBorn: 8/7/1991 Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Angels (2009)

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Oct. 3 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Trout went 1 for 2 with an RBI in an 8-1 win over Houston in the season finale.
Analysis: Trout finishes the season with a .315 average, 29 home runs and 100 RBIs. He also had 30 stolen bases and a career-high 116 walks.
Sep. 27 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Trout homered leading off the fourth, driving in his 98th run, and reached base four times in the Angels' 2-1 win over the A's on Monday.
Analysis: The AL MVP candidate hasn't let up despite the Angels' woes: He drew his major league-best 111th walk in the sixth inning to set a career high, and he added his 112th walk in the eighth, pulling one behind Tony Phillips for the Angels franchise record.
Sep. 25 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET1:33 ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST1:03 AM VEN9:33 UAE12:33 AM CT-Trout took over the major league lead in runs scored by crossing the plate three times in Saturday's win at Houston. The AL MVP candidate ended the night 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a pair of walks.
Analysis: Trout's bat has been mostly quiet over the past weeks, as he was hitting a pedestrian .233 with one home run over his previous 13 games. He's batting just .207 with no homers in nine games at Minute Maid Park this season.
Sep. 22 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Trout hit his 28th homer - a three-run shot - in a 5-4 win over the AL-leading Rangers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: On Thursday, the Angels begin a series at Houston, and Trout is 3 for 10 with a homer and two doubles lifetime against scheduled starter Mike Fiers.
Sep. 18 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-Trout got two hits and his 90th RBI and Kole Calhoun had two hits and scored twice for the Angels on Saturday.
Analysis: Trout has gone 4 for 9 in his last two games after a bit of a mini-slump.
Sep. 17 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Trout singled twice Friday.
Analysis: He entered in a 1-for-15 funk over his previous five contests.
Sep. 16 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Trout was issued his 100th walk in the sixth inning of Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Trout became the 10th player in A.L. history to walk 100 times twice before his 25-year-old season.
Sep. 7 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE2:33 PM CT-Trout and Albert Pujols are out of the lineup Wednesday.
Analysis: Manager Mike Scioscia says he's just giving his stars some rest.
Sep. 6 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET9:47 ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST9:17 AM VEN17:47 UAE8:47 AM CT-Trout pounded out three hits and scored twice in Monday's 10-7 win over the A's.
Analysis: Trout has gone 13 for 22 with three home runs, three doubles and six RBIs over his last six games. He's quietly having one of his best seasons, but it's going under the radar because of the Angels' record.
Sep. 4 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Trout homered and went 3 for 5 as the Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle 10-3 Saturday night.
Analysis: Trout's late push is making this arguably his best season in a career already full of them. His .439 on-base percentage leads the majors and his 1.018 OPS would be a career best. He's 17 for 34 with nine extra-base hits in his last nine games.
Sep. 1 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET9:57 ET13:57 GMT21:57 6:57 AM MST8:57 AM EST9:27 AM VEN17:57 UAE8:57 AM CT-Trout looked plenty healthy in his first game since being involved in a multi-car accident on a Los Angeles freeway Wednesday, hitting a three-run homer Friday at Seattle.
Analysis: Trout came away unscathed from Wednesday's pileup, in which several other motorists had to be taken to a hospital, and told reporters before the game that he was fine and had no lingering pain. He has an absurd .595 OBP in his last eight games, batting .483 with three homers and 10 RBIs. Trout has six homers and 16 RBIs in 14 games versus the Mariners this year.
Aug. 31 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET14:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE1:04 PM CT-Trout pounded out three hits, including a pair of doubles, in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Trout has heated up, going 6 for 8 with a homer, three doubles and two RBIs in the first two games of this series. He's also scored four times.
Aug. 30 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Trout went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs in the Angels' 9-2 win over the Reds on Monday.
Analysis: Trout joined Alex Rodriguez as one of two players to score 100 runs five times before his age-25 season. He was one of four players to come a triple shy of the cycle.
Aug. 28 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Trout walked twice and was hit by a pitch in Saturday's win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Since Aug. 13, Trout's 14 walks are tied with Paul Goldschmidt for the most in the majors. He has a .518 OBP in that stretch while batting .316 and slugging .500. He is 3 for 11 with a pair of homers in his career against Anibal Sanchez, Detroit's starting pitcher for Sunday.
Aug. 25 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET23:08 ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST10:38 PM VEN7:08 UAE (+1)10:08 PM CT-Trout had his second straight three-hit game Thursday in a 6-3 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Trout is 8 for 15 with a homer and five RBIs in his last four games after a 7-for-36 stretch where he had three RBIs in 12 contests.
Aug. 24 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET23:38 ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST11:08 PM VEN7:38 UAE (+1)10:38 PM CT-Trout homered for one of his three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: He was 2 for 9 in his previous three games.
Aug. 18 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Trout was 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: Trout is batting .185 with 14 strikeouts in his last nine games and is hitting .214 with 11 strikeouts in 42 at-bats against Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle's scheduled starter for Thursday.
Aug. 16 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET13:36 ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST1:06 PM VEN21:36 UAE12:36 PM CT-Trout had a solo homer and stolen base in Monday's loss to Seattle to reach the 20/20 mark for the first time since 2013.
Analysis: Trout now has 20 steals along with 23 homers, four of which have come in his last nine games. The superstar outfielder is just 4 for 22 at the plate over his last seven, though.
Aug. 14 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Trout was 0 for 2 with a pair of walks in Saturday's loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Trout is 3 for 20 with 11 strikeouts in his last six games, dropping his average to .311. He is 3 for 11 with four walks lifetime against Trevor Bauer, Cleveland's scheduled starter for Sunday.
Aug. 11 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Trout homered for the third time in six games Thursday in a 14-4 loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Trout is just 5 for 21 in that six-game span but three of those hits have left the park and he's totaled eight RBIs.
Aug. 6 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Trout hit a three-run homer off Felix Hernandez in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: With his 20th homer, Trout became the fifth player in American League history with five seasons of 20 or more home runs before his age-25 season. Trout joined Mickey Mantle, Tony Conigliaro, Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. The superstar has a juicy matchup Saturday, going up against Taijuan Walker, against whom he is 6 for 8 with a homer.
Aug. 5 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Trout didn't start Thursday because of a head cold but did come in to pinch hit.
Analysis: The Angels begin a series Friday against Seattle, and Trout is batting .375 with five homers and four doubles in 72 at-bats against scheduled starter Felix Hernandez - his most plate appearances against any pitcher.
Aug. 5 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET1:26 ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST12:56 AM VEN9:26 UAE12:26 AM CT-Trout missed Thursday's game because of a head cold.
Analysis: The superstar isn't expected to miss much time.
Aug. 4 7:37 AM PT8:37 AM MT9:37 AM CT10:37 AM ET10:37 ET14:37 GMT22:37 7:37 AM MST9:37 AM EST10:07 AM VEN18:37 UAE9:37 AM CT-Trout went 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 13 with five runs scored in his last four games but hasn't homered in his last 14 contests while driving in just five runs in that stretch.
Aug. 1 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Trout had two hits, walk, scored a run and drove in a run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Red Sox.
Analysis: The Angels open a series Tuesday in Oakland, and Trout is batting .481 with three homers and seven RBIs in his last six games versus the A's.
July 27 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET11:02 ET15:02 GMT23:02 8:02 AM MST10:02 AM EST10:32 AM VEN19:02 UAE10:02 AM CT-Trout went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: It could be the beginning of a turnaround for Trout after he hit .231 in his previous 18 games.
July 21 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Trout had a hit, walk and scored a run as the Angels shut down a late rally by the AL West-leading Rangers in a 7-4 win Wednesday night that gave Los Angeles a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Trout is 5 for 12 with three walks and seven runs in the last four games. The Angels begin a series with the Astros on Friday, and Trout is batting .355 with seven-extra base hits and a .500 OBP against them this season but is 1 for 9 with four strikeouts lifetime against scheduled starter Lance McCullers.
July 20 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Trout doubled, walked and scored twice in the Angels' 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Trout, who is 4 for 9 with six runs in the last three games, is 3 for 14 with five walks lifetime against Martin Perez, Wednesday's scheduled starter for Texas.
July 19 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET10:42 ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST10:12 AM VEN18:42 UAE9:42 AM CT-Trout's three-run homer helped the Angels rally from four runs down and beat the Rangers 9-5 on Monday night.
Analysis: Trout, who also singled and scored twice Monday, is 6 for 15 with five RBIs in five home games against Texas this season. On Tuesday, he'll face Kyle Lohse, whom he is 3 for 3 with a double and triple against lifetime.
July 17 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET21:39 ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST9:09 PM VEN5:39 UAE (+1)8:39 PM CT-Trout snapped his longest hitless streak of the season (0 for 10) with a fourth-inning double in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: The Angels superstar is 7 for 32 (.219) in his last 11 games after going 20 for 37 (.541) in his previous nine.
July 6 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Trout homered Wednesday.
Analysis: It was the 157th homer in the career of the 24-year-old center fielder, who moved into sixth place on the franchise list. With his 100th hit, Trout became the first player to collect 100 hits and 15 home runs before the All-Star break four times before his age-25 season.
July 5 4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET19:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST7:00 PM VEN3:30 UAE (+1)6:30 PM CT-Trout was named a starting outfielder on the AL All-Star team Tuesday.
Analysis: Trout, the All-Star game MVP in each of the last two seasons, is batting .324 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs.
July 3 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET0:10 ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST11:40 PM VEN8:10 UAE11:10 PM CT-Trout had two hits and scored three runs for the Angels in Saturday's 21-2 thrashing of the Red Sox.
Analysis: Trout is batting .541 with eight extra-base hits and 12 runs during a nine-game hitting streak, raising his average 30 points to .327.
June 30 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET10:41 ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST10:11 AM VEN18:41 UAE9:41 AM CT-Trout stayed hot by going 2 for 3 with a double in Wednesday's 10-4 loss to the Astros.
Analysis: Trout has gone a sizzling 16 for 28 (.571) with three homers and five RBIs over his last seven games.
June 28 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Trout recorded his third straight three-hit game Monday, hitting a home run, two doubles and scoring both of the Angels' runs.
Analysis: Trout has homered in three straight games and recorded at least two hits in each of his past five while going 13 for 22 with five RBIs and eight runs.
June 27 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE11:42 AM CT-Trout came up big Sunday with three hits - including his 16th home run - in a 7-6 win over the A's.
Analysis: Trout destroyed Oakland pitching in the series, going 10 for 18 with two homers and four RBIs.
June 26 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Trout went 3 for 5 with his 15th home run in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the A's.
Analysis: Trout has pounded Oakland pitching in this series, going 7 for 13.
June 25 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Trout went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Friday's 7-4 loss to the A's.
Analysis: Trout has had his way with Oakland pitching, hitting .333 with two home runs, two doubles and six RBIs in eight meetings this season.
June 22 11:08 PM PT12:08 AM MT1:08 AM CT2:08 AM ET2:08 ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST1:38 AM VEN10:08 UAE1:08 AM CT-Trout finished 2 for 4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Though he's hitting a pedestrian .254 with two homers in June, Trout has been swinging the bat better of late. The star outfielder is 5 for 16 with a home run and four RBIs over his last four games, matching his RBI output from the first 15 games of this month.
June 19 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Trout homered, doubled and drove in three runs for the Angels in a 7-1 win over the Athletics on Saturday.
Analysis: It's just the third multihit game in his last 14 for Trout, who was hitting .222 in his previous 13 games.
June 12 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Trout left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Cleveland after being hit in the left arm by a pitch from Tommy Hunter in the eighth inning.
Analysis: Trout sustained a bruised right thumb, but x-rays showed no broken bones and the 2014 AL MVP hopes to play in Monday's game against Minnesota.
June 9 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Trout went 3 for 5 with his 13th home run, a double and two RBIs in Wednesday's 12-6 loss at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Trout had been in a bit of rut with one hit in 14 at-bats over his previous four games.
June 1 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Trout hit a three-run homer Tuesday.
Analysis: Trout sizzled at .340 in May.
May 20 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Trout abused Dodgers' pitching once again Thursday, going 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in the Angels' 7-4 win.
Analysis: Trout, who homered among three hits in Wednesday's edition of the Freeway Series, is 12 for 27 with three homers and eight RBIs over his last seven games. It's little coincidence that the Angels are 6-1 over that stretch.
May 19 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Trout was 3 for 4 with three runs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Trout needs no introduction to fantasy players or fans of the big leagues.
May 18 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Trout was 0 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Trout couldn't solve superstar Clayton Kershaw.
May 3 11:40 AM PT12:40 PM MT1:40 PM CT2:40 PM ET14:40 ET18:40 GMT2:40 11:40 AM MST1:40 PM EST2:10 PM VEN22:40 UAE1:40 PM CT-Trout was a beast Monday.
Analysis: Trout had four hits in five at-bats for the Angels with a dinger.
Apr. 30 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET19:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)6:06 PM CT-Trout extended his hitting streak to nine games by going 2 for 4 in Friday's loss at Texas.
Analysis: The game's best player is batting a torrid .438 with four homers and nine RBIs during the streak, which has raised his season average to .220 to .305.
Apr. 27 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Trout contributed a two-run single to Tuesday's win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Trout is back to doing his usual damage after starting the season slow. He's on a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .458 with three homers and seven RBIs during the tear.
Apr. 24 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Trout hit a home run and extended his hitting streak to four games on Saturday.
Analysis: He is 8 for 13 with a pair of homers and four RBIs during the streak.
Apr. 21 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Trout was 3 for 4 in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Trout got his average over .250 for the first time this season, but he's still got just four extra-base hits and four RBIs.
Apr. 14 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Trout was 3 for 5 with three runs scored in Wednesday's win in Oakland.
Analysis: Trout entered the game hitting .185.
Feb. 24 11:34 AM PT12:34 PM MT1:34 PM CT2:34 PM ET14:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE1:34 PM CT-Trout is recommitting himself this spring to stealing bases the way he used to: By getting good jumps and with a swagger that he can regularly put himself in position for Albert Pujols to drive him home by taking that extra base.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Trout, runner-up to Toronto's Josh Donaldson for AL MVP last season, says "the last couple years my confidence has been down" when trying to steal. After swiping 49 bases in his 2012 AL Rookie of the Year season, Trout has gone down every year since - 33 steals on 40 attempts in 2013, then 16 and just 11 last year while being caught seven times.

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