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The Golden Sombrero’s Top 50 Prospects: #2 – Mike Trout (Video)

#2 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels


DOB: 8-7-1991

ETA: 2012

Trout is probably the best athlete in the Minors today.  After stealing 56 bases and hitting double-digit bombs across two stops in 2010, he essentially solidified his status as the heir apparent to the Angels’ CF job.  With a slash line across two Class A stops of .341/.428/.490, Trout demonstrated phenomenal bat speed, discipline, plate coverage, and athleticism.  As one of the toughest outs in the Minors, his ability to turn singles into doubles and doubles into triples forces defenses to adapt, and his own defense is absolutely stellar.

Trout is a true top-of-the-order stick with triple-plus speed and, supposing he experiences no hiccups in the high Minors, should be the Opening Day CF for Anaheim in 2012.  As a product of Millville Senior High in New Jersey, Trout was selected 25th overall in 2009.  He immediately began clobbering baseballs and tearing apart basepaths, and has yet to stop.  Our guess here at the Sombrero is that he never stops and lands on an all-star team in the Majors very quickly.  The Angels have a true phenom in Mike Trout.


  1. Rick B. says:

    Does Grady Sizemore work as a comp for Trout? I think Trout is a better base stealer and Grady might have a little more power. What do you guys think?

  2. Estefan says:

    the big difference for me is the hit tool and strike-zone judgement trout exhibits. it’s still very early, and he has yet to face AA or AAA pitching, but his ability to get on base and barrel up high strikes exceeds Sizemore’s. Sizemore was certainly a freak athlete, but i genuinely think Trout is a better baseball player technique-wise and mentality-wise.