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Ho hum: Mike Trout did another record-breaking thing

Aug 24, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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The latest incredible thing Angels rookie and MVP frontrunner Mike Trout has done, via Austin Laymance of MLB.com:

On Thursday night, Trout (21 years, 16 days) became the youngest player since at least 1901 to record 40 steals and 20 homers in a season. Trout swiped his 40th base in the third inning of a 14-13 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Cesar Cedeno accomplished the feat in 1972 at 21 years, six months and one day.

Through 102 games Trout leads the league in batting average (.345), slugging percentage (.601), OPS (1.011), stolen bases (41), and runs scored (99). And if you’re into Wins Above Replacement, Trout is blowing away the competition with 8.9 WAR while no one else in baseball is higher than 6.2.

  1. Jeremiah Graves - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Mike Trout, so hot right now. Mike Trout.

    • natinals10 - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      male model of the year

  2. mdpickles - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    The Sports Illustrated article on Trout is a must read. He will be alot of fans favorite ballplayer soon enough.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Is it too soon for Yankee trolls to start wondering about signing him in free agency?

    • echech88 - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      Maybe when he’s like 34 or something.

      Angels just shelled out $250M to a 31 year old…I think they’ll be OK with keeping a homegrown 21 year old MVP freak of a player in house.

    • lazlosother - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

      A little. however we should be hearing proposals to trade Gardener and a Yankees cap for him any day.

    • biasedhomer - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Yankees are going after Harper, not Trout.

  4. thefalcon123 - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Fun with Mike Trout’s numbers and BaseballReference’s stat neutralizer

    Putting Mike Trout in 2000 Coor’s Field for 162 games…the greatest hitting environment in baseball history, his number to a full season are the equivalent to:

    258 runs, 312 hits, 52 home runs, 188 RBIs, 91 steals .420/.487/.734

    Pffft. Wouldn’t even break the RBI record. What a wuss.

    (note, BR stat neutralizer should not be taken too seriously).

    • jarathen - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      That is the greatest thing ever.

  5. ajcardsfan - Aug 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Well, I’d go ahead and give him Rookie of the Year. I also think he should get MVP, sorry to all of the Cabrera fans out there, but I think Trout has won it.

  6. pauleee - Aug 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Well, he’s not the only bright spot on the team this year, but the Halos would be awfully hard to watch (and just plain awful) this season without him. Hopefully those shoulders wil be able to do the heavy lifting for the forseeable future.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      It has got be tooo early to start comparing him to the alll time great WiIllie Mays (Cesar Cedeno is ok…)

    • purnellmeagrejr - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      It has got be too early to start comparing him to the alll time great WiIllie Mays (Cesar Cedeno is ok…) Regardless, this loooks like a fun career to watch.

  7. bigleagues - Aug 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Meh.

  8. b7p19 - Aug 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    It’s very possible that the Halo’s will have the two best hitters in baseball next year.

    • thefalcon123 - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      Vernon Wells and Bobby Wilson?

  9. unlost1 - Aug 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Bryce who?

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