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Mike Trout is first rookie with 25 HR, 40 SB

Aug 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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In going deep again Tuesday night, Mike Trout became the 33rd player ever and first rookie to hit 25 homers and steal 40 bases in a season.

Trout, who just turned 21 this month, is also the youngest to accomplish the feat.

Trout is one of 10 players with 25 HR-40 SB seasons since 2000:

Vladimir Guerrero – 39 HR, 40 SB in 2002
Alfonso Soriano – 39 HR, 41 SB in 2002
Carlos Beltran – 26 HR, 41 SB in 2003
Bobby Abreu – 30 HR, 40 SB in 2004
Carlos Beltran – 38 HR, 42 SB in 2004
Alfonso Soriano – 46 HR, 41 SB in 2006
Hanley Ramirez – 29 HR, 51 SB in 2007
Jimmy Rollins – 30 HR, 41 SB in 2007
Matt Kemp – 39 HR, 40 SB in 2011
Mike Trout – 25 HR, 41 SB in 2012

Trout won’t get to 40-40 this season, though perhaps he could have had he been on the Angels’ Opening Day roster (the 25 homers have come in 106 games). He does have a real shot of becoming just the third 30-50 guy ever. Eric Davis (37 HR, 50 SB) did it for the Reds in 1987. Barry Bonds (33 HR, 52 SB) accomplished the feat three years later for Pittsburgh.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    We would be re-missed if we didn’t question if….

  2. stlouis1baseball - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Best player in MLB right now.

  3. theawesomersfranchise - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Eric Davis has such a cool looking stance, holding his hands so low and and how he attack the pitch. Not recommended by was neat to watch.

  4. thefalcon123 - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Davis did it for the Reds in 1987…in 129 games.

    He would have run away with the MVP that year if he didn’t manage to get hurt…like he always did.

    Trout is stealing bags at an incredible 91% success rate, the best of anyone on that list not named Carlos Beltran. .

    Guerrero: 66.7%
    Soriano: 75.9
    Beltran: 91.1%
    Bobby Abreu: 88.9%
    Carlos Beltran – 93.3%
    Alfonso Soriano – 70.7%
    Hanley Ramirez – 78.5%
    Jimmy Rollins – 87.2%
    Matt Kemp – 78.4%

    • unlost1 - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      why are beltran & soriano listed twice with different stats?

      • shaggylocks - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

        Different years.

      • jon623 - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

        It gives that list with the years they put up those numbers in the article.

  5. hardballtalkusername - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    By mentioning this in the fire bobby v. thread shouldn’t I get some co-writing credit?

    • lazlosother - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      Um, actually Bobby is pretty pissed about that. Bobby would like the Bobby posts to remain about Bobby. If you are going to engage in this type of activity, Bobby would rather you mention Bobby in the comments section of posts about people other than Bobby, as you have done here.

  6. frenchysplatediscipline - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    He is also the SINGLE GREATEST waiver wire pickup in the history of fantasy sports.

    Thanks Trout for making my team amazing!

  7. tropboi11 - Aug 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Waiver pick up, I drafted this kid in both my leagues. This kid is going to be fun to watch for so many years!

  8. randygnyc - Aug 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Honestly, I want to hate this kid. Mostly because he’s not on my team. And I’d love to believe he’s on roids. But he’s not. He’s just insanely gifted and talented. I suppose the best compliment I could give him is saying that I wish he was on my team. Perhaps some covert, black ops agents, working for the Yankees, can get pictures of Moreno in bed with a harem of underage boys. Maybe the Yankees can get him that way. (disclaimer- no underage boys were harmed during the production of these photographs)

    • hardballtalkusername - Aug 29, 2012 at 4:47 PM

      One of the weirdest posts I have read on this site, which is really saying something.

  9. sun602 - Aug 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    1 of 9 players since soriano is listed twice.

  10. jon623 - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    It’s been done 10 seasons, by 8 players… Soriano and Beltran both accomplished it twice. Good effort though.

  11. jon623 - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Jeez, I keep waiting for this kid to become, ya know, human….and he just doesn’t stop! The game of baseball is in good hands with all the young talent we have in the game today.

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