Michael Nelson Trout was born in Millville, New Jersey on August 7, 1991 (“Mike Trout Biography,” n.d). He is currently 23 years old. His parents are Jeff and Debbie who are middle class earners. His father who was a baseball star in Millville and in the University of Delaware influenced Mike’s prowess in baseball. He has two siblings who are older than him- a brother Tyler and a sister Teal. He attended school at the Lakeside Middle School and later the Millville Senior High School where he graduated in 2009. Mike’s journey in baseball began while he was a little boy when he used to play as a shortstop in the Little League. While playing, Mike wore number 2 in respect of Derek Jeter his childhood hero who was one of the New York Yankees. While playing in the Little League, Mike would switch positions 2 with 1 oftenly. He became a great all-round hitter of the baseball game (“Mike Trout,” n.d)
Mikes career began shining while at the Millville Senior High School where he played both basketball and baseball. While at High school, when his school team beat their rivals the Vineland Fighting Clan, Mike’s star shone very quickly. Millville High School had not beaten Vineland for many years. He was recognized as a sophomore for Roy Hallenbeck. During the early years, Mike was able to twirl a no-hitter while playing against Egg Harbor Township where he fanned up to eighteen batters.
Mike had many people scouting him during his senior and junior years. Greg Morhart was one of his greatest fans. Greg rated Mike was the best position player during his teenage years. The Angels picked Mike and signed him for $1.2 million bonus in 2009. Soon after that, Mike moved to Arizona Rookie League where the team’s club was. This marked the beginning of Mike’s professional career. He appeared in five games and finished the season playing for Cedar Rapids Kernels. In 2010, Mike was named the best overall baseball prospects. He finished the 2010 season while plating for Quakes and was named as the Topps Minor League player in the J.G. Spink Award.
Before the 2011 season, Mike was the leading of the top one hundred prospects as listed by the ESPN Keith Law. He began the 2011 season playing for the Arkansas Travelers but later joined Los Angeles of Anaheim. In the wholes season, Mike got into forty big-league games and had five own homers. He became the youngest player after Andruw Jones to ever have multi-homer game. Soon after the season, Mike went to Arizona Fall League. While at the Arizona Fall League, Mike shared the outfield with Garry Brown and Bryce Harper. In the 2012 season, he played up to twenty good games battening more than .400. Many people though that his was the last season as a minor player. In April, the Angels called Mike back. At this time, Angels was scoring very poorly having won only six out of twenty games they played. Vernon Wells and Dodgers had been injured making Mike play daily. His star shone very quickly. In just eleven days, Mike collected up to nineteen hits with his average raising over .350. By the end of the season in 2012, the Angels had been transformed. Mike was names among the AL All-Star group.
In 2013, Mike made history by been named as the youngest player who hit for the cycle against Seattle Marines. In 2014, the Angels are considering to offer Mike a six-year contract worth $150.
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