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Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored against the A's on Friday.

Only when your name is Mike Trout can you be criticized for a "down year" and you still managed 28 home run and a .289 average before the end of August. But it's the lack of stolen bases that has frustrated Trout's owners the most. Those drafting him were certainly expecting more than the 12 he's provided thus far and when projecting players before you head into your draft, you probably ended up shorting yourself on speed this year. Of course, stolen bases are plentiful and also the easiest category in which to move up, but still, had Trout provided what we originally expected, none of us would be having this conversation right now. He's still a fantasy stud though. No doubt about that.ANALYST: Howard Bender