On August 7, 2020, Mike Trout turned 29. As he opens a new year, let’s look back at 29 crazy Mike Trout stats that he has accumulated since making his Major League debut in 2011.
Crazy Mike Trout Stats
1. He has led the AL in offensive WAR seven times in eight seasons.
2. He is 6th in career MVP shares by age-29.
3. He leads all active players in slugging percentage and OPS.
4. He has the highest OPS+ of any right-handed hitter in MLB history.
5. He holds the record for highest WAR by a rookie.
6. In eight seasons, he has never finished lower than 4th in AL MVP voting.
7. He has been in the AL’s top 10 of WAR in all eight seasons.
8. He has the highest slugging percentage, OPS, and OPS+ of any primary center fielder.
9. He is one of eight players in MLB history with a career OPS above 1.000.
10. He has the highest WAR of any hitter before his 29th birthday.
11. He is the only player to have 200 home runs and 200 stolen bases through his age-27 season.
12. Trout has more career home runs than the first 24 picks of his draft class has combined.
13. Trout has the top five WAR seasons in Angels history.
14. He has the top seven oWAR seasons in Angels history.
15. He is the only Angel to post an OBP above .440, something he has done three times.
16. Trout is the only Angel to slug above .605 in a season.
17. Trout holds the single-season record for runs scored and walks by an Angel.
18. His eight full seasons are the top eight seasons by an Angel in terms of OPS+.
19. Trout leads all Angels in WAR, oWAR, OBP, SLG%, OPS, OPS+, stolen base %, and AB per HR.
20. Trout is second in Angels history in stolen bases and home runs.
21. Since Trout’s rookie season, he ranks: 2nd in HR, 4th in hits, 3rd in walks, 9th in steals, 3rd in batting average, 2nd in OBP, 1st in slugging, and 1st in OPS.
22. He is only one of 10 primary center fielders to hit 45 home runs in a season.
Mike Trout Clubs
24. Trout is the youngest player in MLB history to have a 30-homer and 30-steal season.
25. Since 2017, Trout has a slash line of .303/.445/.635, good enough for an OPS+ of 189, 89 percent better than the average hitter.
26. Trout has seven Silver Sluggers in the outfield. Only Barry Bonds and Manny Ramirez have more.
27. Trout has a wRC+ of 172, the sixth-highest in MLB history.
28. Often called the modern day Mickey Mantle, Trout had more hits, doubles, home runs, stolen bases, WAR, oWAR, dWAR, and a higher slugging percentage and OPS than Mantle had through eight full seasons.
29. In full seasons of the Statcast era, Trout has finished in the top 10 percent of barrel percentage, xBA, xSLG, wOBA, xwOBA, xwoBACON, and sprint speed.
In just eight full seasons, Trout has established himself a Titan of baseball history. He would be a shoo-in Hall of Fame vote, and he is on pace to rack up 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. When all is said and done, Trout may be the greatest center fielder in MLB history.
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