Latest Update Mike Trout named AL MVP Thu Nov, 13, 06:13 PM
Is a great all-round hitter, with tremendous speed and an even better approach at the dish. Can cover plenty of ground in any of the outfield positions. Displays home-run power and the ability to produce a ton of runs. Simply put, he's an amazing catalyst.
Flaws: : Occasionally, he will lose concentration in the field (or on base). He could also stand to be a bit more smooth when patrolling the outfield. Also, he doesn't have the type of arm to prevent runners from taking an extra base on him fairly regularly.
Very little surprise here. Trout is now the youngest player to receive the award unanimously as he received 30 first-place votes. The young phenom finished the season batting .287 with 36 home runs and 111 RBIs while playing excellent defense. This should be the first of many MVP awards for a player that was widely regarded to be snubbed of the honor the last two seasons. Victor Martinez and Michael Brantley finished second and third, respectively.Analyst: David Kerr
While the nitpickers focus on the major drop in stolen bases and increase in strikeouts, the rest of us can enjoy the .287/.377/.561 slash line with a career-best 36 home runs and 111 RBI. Throw in the 105 runs scored and the 16 stolen bases and you still have excellent five-category production. The drop in speed should have been expected with the developing power and drop in the batting order. He might pick that number up to the 20-25 range next season or in the future and if we're making predictions as to where he'll plateau, we'll throw the .300-100-40-100-20 stat line out there. Analyst: Howard Bender
Too little, too late, Mr. Trout. Better luck next season. Finishing the year on a four-game 0-for-10 probably wasn't the best way to head into the post-season and likely a contributor to why he went just 1-for-12 with this home run in the series loss to the Royals. Trout will hopefully take this as another lesson learned and come back stronger next season. While his stolen base total dropped considerably, Trout showed that we're just scratching the surface of his power. His mark of 36 home runs stands as the career-high for now, but it looks like he should level off as a potential .300-40-20 guy which, in anyone's book should still be considered numbers worthy of the top overall pick in fantasy.Analyst: Howard Bender
It was Trout's 36th home run of the season, a new career high. Unless he powers up for a pair of multi home run games this weekend he won't reach 40, but there should be a few of those in the years to come. For what it's worth (and it's admittedly not worth much), Mike Scoscia guaranteed Trout would once again reach the 40-steal plateau.Analyst: Spencer Silva