Hot dogs don’t last long in the big leagues unless there is some meat to their game and Mike Trout is a perfect example. The Los Angeles Angels’ center midfielder took the Major League Baseball by storm by achieving an amazing feat beyond his age within the small time he has graced the game. Since he was picked in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Angels, the Millville Meteor has continued to soar higher without any sign of backing out. Mike Trout has won many awards, smashing several records in the process including becoming the youngest player in the history of MLB to reach 100 steals and 100 homers on 17th April 2015.
Other milestones he has achieved include winning the Silver Sluggard awards for six times from 2012 to 2016 and in 2018, American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice in 2014 and 2016, finishing as runner-up in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018 and many others. Apart from being a seven-time Major League Baseball All-Star, the versatile baseball player is also leading AL leader scoreboard in runs scored, adjusted OPS and wins above replacement (WAR) categories. Beneath the fearless face of a true competitor lies a soft and loving heart that cares for the needy as he is a great philanthropist that is well known in many charitable organizations as a result of his tremendous benevolence.
Mike Trout Biography (Age)
The sensational player was born in Vineland, New Jersey, the USA as Michael Nelson Trout on 7th August 1991 to his parents Jeff and Debbie Trout. His father, Jeff was a renowned University of Delaware baseball player and was picked in the fifth round of the 1983 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins as a second baseman but retired after four years due to a knee and torn plantar fascia injuries. Mike Trout is the third child of his parents, he has two elder siblings including Teal Trout, a sister and Tyler Trout, a brother.
The energetic athlete grew up in Millville, New Jersey and went to Lakeside Middle School before enrolling into Millville Senior High School. There he played at the high school’s baseball and basketball teams during his junior year, playing as a pitcher and shortstop before being moved to the outfield during his senior year where he set a record of 18 homers. At 14, he started to work with coaches at Tri-state Arsenal, participating in different tournaments which include The Perfect Game WWBA Championships held in Jupiter, Florida in 2007 and 2008.
After being picked in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout began his professional career at the rookie-level Arizona League with Arizona Angels in 2009 and closed the season at Cedar Rapids Kernels of Class A Midwest League. He was rated 85th best in baseball by Baseball America and Angels’ third-best prospect at the end of 2009 season. After his prolific 2010 season, the baseball youngster became the youngest player to win the prestigious 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award and the Topps Minor League Player of the Year at the age of 19 and was also rated No. 1 by ESPN’s Keith Law 2011 top 100 prospects list.
Following his debut with Los Angeles Angels in 2011, the baseball superstar went on to clinch many reputable awards and broke many records in the process which includes being a 7-time All-Star. He has won AL Most Valuable Player twice, six Silver Sluggard Awards and one Hank Aaron Award alongside being a five-time AL Player of the Month, four-time AL Rookie of the Month, four-time AL Player of the Week, AL 2012 Stolen base Leader, AL 2014 RBI Leader and many more.
His Salary and Net Worth
The MLB’s best player signed a record 12-year contract worth $426.5 million with the Los Angeles Angels, making him the highest paid baseball player as of 2019. He earns an annual salary of $39 million which includes endorsements and memorabilia of $3 million. He has sponsorship deals with top companies like Nike, Topps, BodyArmor, J&J Snack Foods, Rawlings and MLB 9 Innings. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $45 million.
Mike Trout proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Cox whom he dated for eleven years since his second year in Millville Senior High School in July 2016. The couple exchanged marital vows on 9th December 2017. They are yet to welcome any child and are enjoying their marital bliss.
Mike Trout is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and has a body build of 106 kg (235 lb). He further has an athletic body measurement of chest size – 44 inches, waist size – 33 inches and biceps – 16 inches.