2013 Statistics: .323/.432/.557, 27 HR, 97 RBI, 33 SB, 109 R
2013 Salary: $510,000
Notable 2013 Awards/Accomplishments: MLB All-Star, current AL MVP candidate
When Mike Trout burst onto the scene at the age of 20 in 2012 we all knew that he is going to be a special player for years to come.
As arguably the best five-tool player in the game today, Trout won Rookie of the Year honors and his first Silver Slugger award in 2012 while finishing second in AL MVP voting behind Miguel Cabrera.
Trout could easily finish in the top two for MVP honors again this season, as he was the lone bright spot for a disappointing Angels team.
However, Trout is still getting paid like a rookie, and is barely making more than half a million dollars. While that will all change very soon, he is still making peanuts right now despite being possibly the best player to start a franchise around in MLB.
Trout is going to dominate the game of baseball for decades, and paying him as little as he makes right now is robbery.