Stat Line: .341 AVG, 12 HR, 40 RBI, 26 SB
The picture above perfectly sums up Mike Trout as a baseball player: a speedy, run-scoring machine that brings excitement to the game.
Though Trout played in 40 games last season, the rookie waited until this year to have his coming-out party. Little did we know that his party would last throughout his first 63 games of the season.
The energy he brings to the game is contagious and if you don't believe it, just look at how the Angels turned around their season once he was called up.
April 28th was the day of the move, and the Angels sat at 7-14 in the cellar of the AL West. Since then they have gone 41-24 to bring their record to 48-38, good enough for second place in their division and third best in the AL.
Going into the season, all eyes were on Bryce Harper as the phenom rookie, but with all due respect to him, Trout has stolen his thunder.
When Trout's not making outstanding defensive plays, he's usually doing something incredible on the base paths.
In fact, he has done something this season that has never been accomplished before by being the first player to head into the All-Star break with 10+ homers and 20+ stolen bases, according to Elias.
His 26 stolen bags are only four behind league leader Dee Gordon, which is remarkable seeing that Trout was in the minors for the first month of the season.
Trout's All-Star appearance is definitely deserved, even if he is only 20. Something tells me this isn't the last time we'll be seeing him in the Mid-Summer Class though.