There’s no denying that Trout has turned some heads since he entered the world of MLB. He was selected by the Angels in the first round of the 2009 draft, before becoming a regular player for them in 2012 – and winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award that same year. Both fans and the media have praised Trout throughout his career, and he is often regarded as one of the greatest current MLB players. This year he signed a $426 million contract for 12 years with Angels; the richest contract in the history of North American sports. However, when you’re in the limelight like that, any slip ups don’t go unnoticed.
It seemed as though Trout was experiencing a bit of a slump during his 0-for-11 run over four games, and people started to question whether he was losing his touch. However, he decided to prove all of his critics wrong during a game against the White Sox at Angel Stadium. Not only did he end the drought, he went 4-for-4 with a walk and four runs, becoming the fastest Angels player to reach the 40-homer mark in one season. Well, he did have quite a lot of catching up to do!
Trout has since had to sit out of a game with a sore foot, but we have a feeling he’s quietly working on another All-Time Great season. Watch this space!