2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Mike Trout
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season
With another season not appearing in the playoffs combined with his season ending short due to injury, Mike Trout seems to be losing footing as the consensus number one pick in fantasy. When Trout appeared in his last game in 2019, he ranked tied for first in home runs (45) with Pete Alonso , fourth in runs, and 11th in RBI in the major leagues. Even though Trout’s final line of 110 runs, 45 home runs, 104 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a robust .297/.438/.645 slash would be a career year for most, fantasy owners seem to expect more.
Whether or not this remains fair, for the third straight year Trout missed time to injury. In 2019, Morton’s neuroma limited Trout to 134 contests and he logged 114 games in 2017 along with 140 in 2018 depressing his seemingly limitless talent. However, losing games in his prime seems to cast some aspersion to Trout going forward when taking him atop fantasy drafts. But, Trout set a career high in home runs last year ranking second in the American...