Mike Trout will look to continue his early success in 2015. Trout who is entering fourth full season in the majors is coming off his first American League MVP award. Now his eyes are set on a bigger piece of hardware after the Los Angeles Angels found themselves knocked out of the playoffs in the divisional round last season.
Since his debut with the Angels back in 2011, Trout has been a superstar on the rise with his big bat, excellent speed and outstanding glove. His bat showed up for good in 2012 as he finished his first full season with a .326 batting average, 30 home runs, 86 runs batted in and 129 runs.
All of these numbers led to Trout being named the American League Rookie of the Year. If it wasn’t for the amazing season Miguel Cabrera put up, Trout would have walked away with the American League MVP award. The Angels outfielder would pick up six of the 28 first place votes and finish second behind only Cabrera.
The success would continue a year later as Trout continued to demonstrate how good of a ball player he actually was. Trout would go on to play in 157 of the teams 162 games posting .323 batting average with 27 home runs, 97 runs batted in and 33 stolen bases. In the end the same result as the year before finishing second to Miguel Cabera in the MVP award after he finished the season with a triple crown.
Finally his third full season would be the one as Trout walked away with his first American League MVP award. Now Trout will look to get that bad taste out of his mouth from October and look to lead his Angels to a World Series title in 2015.