Mike Trout Biography
Mike Trout is a rising American professional baseball player for the ‘Arizona Angels.’ He made his professional debut in the Arizona League for the ‘Angels.’ He was their third-best prospect and the 85th-best all-arounder according to Baseball America. At the age of 19, he was named a ‘Baseball America All-Star’ and a ‘Topps Class A All-Star.’
Trout made his major-league debut with the ‘Los Angeles Angels,’ becoming the team’s youngest player to hit two home runs in the same game. He was the second-youngest ‘All-Star Game MVP’ (after Ken Griffey Jr.) and has set numerous other records.
He was voted the ‘American League MVP’ unanimously. ‘Sports Illustrated’ rated him the best baseball player in the world, and he was named the starting outfielder in the current ‘Major League Baseball All-Star Game.’ Despite his celebrity, Mike has remained grounded and close to his family.
President Barack Obama used Mike Trout as an analogy for the ‘Farm Bill’ in 2014 to highlight the bill’s versatility and utility.
In 2014, he served as a brand ambassador for ‘Nike’ shoes. He was a co-founder and investor in the ‘Bodyarmor SuperDrink.’ He also enjoys golf and singing.
Mike was rated by ‘Sports Illustrated’ as the number one baseball player in 2018.
|Full Name:||Mike Nelson Trout|
|Date of Birth:||August 7, 1991|
|Place of Birth:||Vineland, New Jersey|
|Net Worth:||$140 million|
|Girlfriend/Wife:||Jessica Tara Cox|
Early life, Childhood and Education
Mike Nelson Trout was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, to Jeff and Debbie Trout. His father was a baseball player for the ‘Minnesota Twins’ until he was forced to retire due to an injury. He has a brother named Tyler and a sister named Teal.
Mike was a devoted ‘Philadelphia Phillies’ fan who began playing baseball in ‘Cal Ripken Baseball,’ a ‘Babe Ruth League Division.’ In 2009, he graduated from ‘Millville Senior High School’ after attending ‘Lakeside Middle School.’ He then attended ‘East Carolina University.’
He enjoyed sports and was a member of his high school’s basketball and baseball teams. He began his career as a pitcher and shortstop before moving to the outfield. He set a New Jersey high school record with 18 home runs. He was coached at ‘Arsenal’ from the age of 14 and by the age of 17 had earned the reputation of being the fastest and strongest player.
Trout made his professional baseball debut in 2009 with the ‘Arizona Angels’ in the rookie-level ‘Arizona League,’ and finished the season with the ‘Cedar Rapids Kernels’ in the ‘Class A Midwest League.’ In his first year, he gave an outstanding performance. That made him the Angels’ third-best prospect and Baseball America’s 85th-best all-arounder.
In 2010, he was named Baseball America’s second-best overall baseball prospect and was selected to play in the ‘All-Star Futures Game.’ He was promoted to the ‘Rancho Cucamonga Quakes’ of the ‘Class A-Advanced California League’ by the end of the season. At the age of 19, he was named a ‘Baseball America All-Star’ and a ‘Topps Class A All-Star.’
In July 2011, he made his major-league debut for the ‘Los Angeles Angels,’ hitting his first home run against ‘Baltimore Orioles’ pitcher Mark Worrell. That season, he became the Angels’ youngest player to hit two home runs in a single game. He was named the ‘Minor League Player of the Year’ by Baseball America and an outfielder on the ‘Minor League All-Star’ team in 2011.
He began 2012 with the Salt Lake Bees before being replaced by Bobby Abreu of the Los Angeles Angels. He set several rookie records for the ‘Angels that year and was named ‘Rookie of the Month’ four times. By the end of the season, he had received unanimous support for the BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award.
Trout hit his first grand slam in April 2013 against the ‘Detroit Tigers.’ This was the highest-scoring inning for the ‘Angels in 18 years. He became the youngest player in ‘American League’ history to hit for the cycle. He was also selected to play in the 2013 ‘Major League Baseball All-Star Game.’
He signed a one-year extension contract with the ‘Angels’ for $1 million in February 2014. This was later converted into a six-year, $144.5 million contract. After Ken Griffey Jr., he became the second-youngest ‘All-Star Game MVP.’ That year, he set numerous records and was unanimously voted ‘American League MVP.’
The following year, he was named ‘All-Star Game MVP,’ becoming the first player in the game’s history to do so. He finished the season with 41 home runs and received his fourth ‘Silver Slugger Award,’ as well as the ESPY Award for ‘Best Major League Baseball Player.’
In 2016, he was named ‘Baseball’s Best Player’ by ‘Sporting News.’ He was also named ‘American League MVP’ for the second time in his career in 2016. He also became the only player, aside from Barry Bonds, to finish in the top two for the ‘MVP’ award for five consecutive seasons.
Trout injured his thumb in May of 2017. He had to have surgery, which took him out of the game for eight weeks. He returned after missing 39 games and showed that he was in top form. He became the seventh player in history to hit 200 home runs before the age of 25.
Mike Trout has received numerous honors, including:
- Two ‘American League MVP’ awards (2014, 2016)
- The ‘American League Rookie of the Year’ award (2012)
- Two ‘Baseball America Major League Player of the Year’ awards (2012, 2013)
- The ‘ESPY Award for Best Major League Baseball Player’ (2015)
- Five consecutive ‘Silver Slugger Awards’ (2012–2016).
- He’s also led in “adjusted OPS,” “runs scored,” and “wins above replacement” four times.
He dated Jessica Tara Cox since high school and married her after 11 years of courtship. On July 30th, 2020, at exactly 5:10pm, the couple had a baby who has been named Beckham Aaron Trout (BAT).
Mike Trout Net Worth
Mike Trout has been spectacular in his career bagging many accolades. he has amassed an estimated net worth of US$140 million.