It’s almost passé to say it, but Mike Trout is incredibly good at baseball. The 25-year-old has been in the Major Leagues for seven years. The kid can hit long bombs, rope line drives, run the bases and pick it in center field.
He’s led the league in runs scored and OPS+ four times, on-base and slugging percentage twice, RBI and stolen bases once apiece. He’s been an All-Star five times and MVP twice. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to picture him taking his talents to Cooperstown two decades from now.
Anyway, Trout might be having the best year of his career.
Trout is trying to get better by putting the ball in play more. Here’s what he said, according to The Sporting News.
“Obviously you don’t want to change your approach, but I shorten up, choke up a bit with two strikes just to get a quicker bat. But I try and keep the same swing.”