Mike Trout Is On A Tear, Even For Him

by Jake Archer | Posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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There is one thing I am 100% sure of when it comes to major league baseball and that is that it is criminal how under marketed Mike Trout is. Maybe it’s that he plays for the Los Angeles Angels who are terrible, or maybe it’s because he’s a quiet personality. Maybe it’s because all of his games are too late for east coast viewers or maybe it’s just that he’s so good it’s boring. I really don’t know what the main issue is, but I think all of those plays into the fact that Trout is somehow not talked about enough.

The guy already has so many accomplishments and baseball fans know how good he is, so it’s hard to call him underrated. But he really isn’t talked about like Bryce Harper or Kris Bryant or even Aaron Judge at this point. I know Judge is having a great season, but he’s done nothing in comparison to Trout! It’s just that he’s a Yankee and he’s hitting the crap out of the ball so he’s being covered everywhere.

But Mike Trout just continues to raise his game despite the fact that almost no one is paying attention. He’s so hot right now that teams are actually thinking about walking him with the bases loaded. He’s got 14 home runs already, which is the most he’s ever had in his career by May and the month isn’t even over yet.

Meanwhile he’s driven in 34, is batting .350, has a 1.223 OPS, and is playing a ridiculous centerfield as always. Trout has nine steals, 31 runs scored and 49 hits. He’s played in 40 games thus far. The guy is a machine.

There are so many great players in baseball right now and I’ve made my case that I think Mookie Betts is the best, but Mike Trout is making me look a little crazy. I mean, he’s tearing it up yet again and I don’t know how anyone else is going to steal an American League MVP from him if he doesn’t significantly slow down.

It’s sick how good he is and even sicker how underappreciated he is. We need him on the East Coast, in a Boston Red Sox uniform preferably.

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Jake is a sports blogger with a passion for baseball and the Red Sox. He loves pitcher's duels, ballpark food and listening to games on the radio. He's got some strong opinions on things like pace-of-play, the DH rule and more. Follow him on Twitter at @jarcher04.

  • CubsWin16

    Every baseball fan knows all about him and how great he is, so I don’t think it’s that his games are on too late or the Angels aren’t good enough. It mostly has to do with the choices he makes. He clearly isn’t one to want the spotlight and doesn’t do a lot of PR – few interviews on Sports Center, few commercials and so on. That limits his appeal beyond the baseball audience. It leads to 100’s of these articles, but nobody seems to ever ask him why he doesn’t do more PR and grow his name recognition. Even still his actions, or lack of them, speak for itself.

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