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Mike Trout gained 10-15 pounds during the offseason

Feb 14, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

While Josh Hamilton dropped 20 pounds during the offseason due to a change in his diet, it seems his new teammate, Mike Trout, was busy bulking up.

Trout was listed at 210 pounds last season, but that number could be a bit misleading, as he was really sick during spring training and saw his weight drop from 220 to 208. He got back to his normal weight and then some as the season wore on, so this isn’t as big of a jump as it appears. Still, it’ll be interesting to see if the extra weight translates to more power and less stolen bases. Of course, Trout is a freak of nature, so the standard speculation might not apply with him.

On a related note, when Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com traveled to Trout’s hometown of Millville, New Jersey last month, he was told that the 21-year-old’s standard meal at his favorite restaurant, Jim’s Lunch, is six hamburgers. Not surprisingly, Trout’s dad described his son as “an eater.”

  1. halohonk - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    MVP

  2. thebadguyswon - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    PED

    (I kid, I kid)

  3. seitz26 - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Maybe he got it all from Josh Hamilton.

  4. beefytrout - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Shouldn’t this be titled “Mike Trout Is In The Worst Shape Of His Life” ???

    • Old Gator - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      Not to worry. Hell, an M1A1 can do 45 MPH and Trout isn’t nearly that heavy.

  5. chacochicken - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Steve Nebraska

  6. cosanostra71 - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    This has me even more excited for the baseball season to start. This kid is something else.

  7. medialovesthecowboys - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    What an athlete

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:49 AM

      With that appetite, he should go into training for the hot dog eating contest.

  8. sdemp - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Obviously juicing. . . with that said hopefully this kid doesn’t let all his fans down. I mean, shit ya’ll have already put him in the HOF after one year. Let’s not forget how awesome he was when got called up in 2011.

    He had a phenomenal year last year, but baseball is about adjustments and only time will tell.

    • cosanostra71 - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Obviously juicing? He just turned 21, it would be concerning if he WASN’T getting bigger and stronger. No one has him in the HOF, but he just had one of the best rookie seasons in the history of baseball.

      You’re right to say that baseball is about adjustments, but the kid has some phenomonal tools and there’s very little reason to believe he won’t make those adjustments and continue to play at a high level. The call up in 2011 was rough, but he was also a 19 year old. Not every 19 year old is Bryce Harper- and even Harper struggled down the stretch. Trout still showed a lot of promise in 2011, and in fact made adjustments and came back better in 2012.

  9. skerney - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    My favorite team passed over Trout on draft day, drafted a pitcher instead, later traded that pitcher at the deadline for an OF, then didn’t re-sign that guy.

    Meanwhile Mike Trout is becoming a young Ken Griffey Jr.

    This is a wound that will never heal.

    • thebadguyswon - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      Ah….90% of the teams passed on Trout.

  10. halohonk - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Better than Griffey. Best all around player in the game right now. Only 21 yrs old!

  11. stercuilus65 - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Don’t mess with a winning formula Mike!

  12. jrobitaille23 - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    with a neck thick like a NFL safety. Obviously juicing. Juicing makes you HUNGRY!!!

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      I thought that a diet of juice would make you lose weight.

    • kevinbnyc - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      Know what else probably makes you hungry? Being a 20 year old professional athlete and training your ass off to prove your huge rookie year wasn’t a fluke.

  13. tjg25 - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Freak of nature? Lol. Freak of nature or bad sample are terms used when white guys do PEDs.

  14. joerymi - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Before seeing this story, while watching clips of the “big 3″ press conference, my first thought was “he put on a good deal of weight.” For it to be that noticeable, it has to be more than 10-15. I would guess he will loose 10-15 as spring training and working out becomes more intense, but he almost looks 30lbs heavier than last season.

  15. bkane808 - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    I am not a cynic. I enjoy the greatness in this young man and wish him all the best. I wait to watch every game on TV and stop everything to watch Mikes at bat and him gliding around the base paths . Go Angles!!!

  16. phillyphannn83 - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    jrobitaille23 February 14, 2013, 11:13 PM EST

    with a neck thick like a NFL safety. Obviously juicing. Juicing makes you HUNGRY!!!
    —————————————
    No, the bangin food in Jersey is what makes you hungry!! Speaking of that, I want a cheese steak!!

  17. vallewho - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Hamburgers are the MVPeds?

  18. losanginsight - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    HGH for Sure.
    This dude is going to be the first 300mil player ever.

    • dan1111 - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:17 AM

      Huh? A-Rod has made $325 million already and has over $100 million guaranteed money left on his contract.

  19. losanginsight - Feb 15, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    All so Known As Lil Gronk

  20. hardjudge - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    c’mon people, most guys in their late teens and early 20s gain weight. It’s called growing up. Frankly, I don’t like the Angels, but I hope he does well.

  21. showtimefolks007 - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    I know he is good but baseball is all about adjustments remember how 2011 was? So let’s not put him in HOF just yet. He has the potential but it will be interesting to see how he does under great public eye and a lot of pressure to perform

    But having pujols and Hamilton hit in that lineup is gonna help him out a lot

  22. ckhoss29 - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Man, that comment about him better than Griffey might be the most ignorant comment I have ever heard.

  23. ctony1216 - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Trout must be on the Prince Fielder eat-to-win diet, originally developed by Cecil Fielder. Either that or he just has big bones. I feel sorry for A.L. second basemen and for any catcher who happens to be in his way.

  24. purnellmeagrejr - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    THis is most likely a postive thing as many great players are sticks when they come up, develop strength and power. Look out!

  25. pkswally024 - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    JIM’S LUNCH IS THE SHITTTTTTT. GO PHILLIES GO TROUT

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