Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout has homered in two straight games and three of his last five.
Insight: Trout has turned it on over his last 15 games, batting .368 with six homers, 17 RBI, three steals, 13 runs and an 8/7 K/BB. His overall numbers are still a bit disappointing, but the buy-low window is closing quickly.
4/28/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout is 2-for-12 (.167), both singles, against Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Trout has a hit in the first three games of the series, but hasn't posted a multi-hit game since last Sunday and is averaging just .274 with a .785 OPS. It's not yet time to talk about a "sophomore jinx" but fantasy owners who selected him in the top-three overall on Draft Day aren't happy.
4/27/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout is 10-for-24 (.417) with a home run and eight RBI against Seattle's ace right-hander Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Trout is just 2-for-7 in the first two games of the series with the Mariners and hitless in the three games before that, but this favorable matchup to too good to resist.
4/22/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout is 6-for-17 (.353) with a pair of homers against Rangers left-hander Derek Holland.
Insight: Trout has raised his average 80 points over the past seven games, to .307, and those fantasy owners who were worried about his slow start are smiling. The hot hitter is a must-start in this favorable matchup.
4/20/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout went 2-for-5 with a grand slam Saturday against the Tigers.
Insight: Trout had a .227 average on April 12 but he has collected 11 hits, including four doubles and two homers, 10 RBIs and seven runs in his last six games. The only thing we haven't seen yet is the stolen bases -- he was successful on his one attempt this year.
4/14/2013 8:58:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and three runs scored Sunday against the Astros.
Insight: Trout is expected to contribute prolific numbers in runs, steals and homers, but he had just five runs, one steal, zero homers and one RBI in his first 11 games this season. Look for the superstar to break out soon.
4/5/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout is a career .357 hitter with a pair of long balls against Texas starter Derek Holland.
Insight: Trout is batting .267 after the opening series without a homer or stolen base and five strikeouts. You can already hear some fantasy owners already starting to panic. Don't you be one of them.
2/14/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that center fielder Mike Trout has bulked up to 240 pounds.
Insight: That's a 10-to-15 pound increase from Trout's playing weight last season. Hopefully the added weight won't affect Trout on the basepaths. He led the major leagues with 49 steals in 2012.
11/12/2012 7:00:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout was named American League Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Insight: Trout burst onto the scene in 2012 with a season for the ages, contributing 30 HR and 49 SB in 139 games played. He was the AL's first unanimous winner since Evan Longoria in 2008. Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes finished second in the voting just ahead of Texas righthander Yu Darvish.
10/4/2012 11:10:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout didn't win the batting title but he was able to capture the American League's stolen base crown, leading the majors with 49 thefts in 54 attempts.
Insight: Keep in mind Trout (.326, 30 HR, 83 RBI) spent the first month of the season in Triple-A, so this is really a pretty mind-blowing accomplishment. Who knows how many bases Trout could have swiped with an extra 23 games worth of opportunities. Toronto's Rajai Davis finished second in the majors with 46 steals in 59 tries.
10/3/2012 10:42:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout did his best to deny Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera the batting title, collecting two hits in three at bats Wednesday versus the Angels. Unfortunately, he fell just short, losing the batting title to Cabrera by four percentage points.
Insight: Trout contributed arguably the most impressive rookie season we've ever seen in 2012, finishing the year with 30 homers, 129 runs, 49 steals, a .326 average and an insane .963 OPS. He could be the No. 1 overall pick on fantasy draft day next season.
10/3/2012 9:45:00 AM
Description: Angels dynamic rookie outfielder Mike Trout is hitless in eight at-bats against Seattle starter Blake Beavan.
Insight: Trout, the first rookie in major league history to record 30 homers and 40 stolen bases in one season, is also fighting for the batting title with Miguel Cabrera, but this matchup likely won't help him. He's behind Cabrera's .331 batting average by seven points heading into the final day of the season.
10/2/2012 10:19:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Mike Trout is just 1-for-9 (.111) against Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Trout, the first rookie in major league history to record 30 homers and 40 stolen bases in one season, is also fighting for the batting title with Miguel Cabrera, but this matchup likely won't help him. He's behind Cabrera's .329 batting average by four points heading into Tuesday's action.
9/30/2012 7:18:00 PM
Description: With his solo homer against Rangers starter Yu Darvish, Angels outfielder Mike Trout became the first rookie in major league history to record 30 homers and 40 stolen bases in one season.
Insight: Trout needs two more thefts to become the first rookie to go for 30 and 50 in the same year. Right now, Trout and Miguel Cabrera are neck and neck for American League MVP honors, though Cabrera will probably get the nod if the Tigers end up making the postseason and the Angels don't.
9/29/2012 9:51:00 AM
Description: Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout is 5-for-12 (.417) with a pair of homers and a 1.417 OPS against Rangers starter Derek Holland.
Insight: Trout leads the league in runs (125) and stolen bases (47) and is in the conversation for AL MVP. He's a must-start on Saturday, despite hitting just .184 over the past two weeks.
9/27/2012 9:07:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles rookie center fielder Mike Trout is human after all. The MVP candidate is hitting .152 (5-for-33) with one RBI in his last 10 games.
Insight: Trout's average fell to .320 after a 0-for-4 performance Thursday against Seattle.
9/19/2012 10:05:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles rookie center fielder Mike Trout is 4-for-9 (.444) with a pair of homers and a 1.657 OPS against Rangers lefty Derek Holland.
Insight: The MVP candidate (.327, 118 runs scored, 27 HR, 77 RBI, 46 SB) has actually looked mortal over the past week batting just .222 in his last five games. This matchup could get him started again.
9/5/2012 7:00:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout has finally looked human in his last 12 games. The rookie is 11-for-53 (.208) with one homer, three RBIs and 15 strikeouts in that span.
Insight: Trout was unstoppable in all facets of the game in the first four months of his career, but he's slowed down as head-to-head leagues have entered the postseason.
8/16/2012 9:56:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout slammed his 22nd home run of the season Wednesday night in a win over Cleveland.
Insight: He also recorded his league-leading 38th swipe of the year. Trout (.340, 22 HR, 66 RBI) hasn't been quite as effective in August (.268, 4 HR, 11 RBI) as he was last month (.392, 10 HR, 23 RBI) but we'd be remiss to completely eliminate him from the American League MVP discussion.
7/30/2012 10:42:00 PM
Description: Looks like the knee contusion that kept Angels outfielder Mike Trout out of the lineup Sunday won't be a problem. The 20-year-old went 2-for-5 with his 17th homer against Texas Monday.
Insight: Trout scored three runs and drove in four. He's simply unstoppable in every fantasy category you can think of.
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