Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
4 days ago

Trout said that he would like to get back to 40 steals this season, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Trout saw his steals decrease exponentially after accruing 49 in his breakout campaign in 2012. They got as low as 11 in 2015 before bouncing back with 30 steals last season. The two-time AL MVP is looking to continue that trend in 2016 with 40 being the goal he set for himself this spring training. We all know Trout has the athleticism to pull it off, but stolen bases are largely dictated by a team's coaches and also are affected by where a player bats in the order. If he were to attain his goal, he would have the potential to be the fifth member of the elite 40-40 club (he hit 41 homers in 2015). It's a stretch to project he will attain that milestone, but the fact that it is even plausible is what makes Trout easily one of the top fantasy options heading into the regular season.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
3 months ago

Trout was named the American League MVP by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

EDGE Analysis

There was some speculation that Trout might narrowly miss out on yet another MVP award, but in the end, the AL's best player received his proper recognition. Mookie Betts and Jose Altuve came in second and third in the voting, respectively. Trout hit .315/.441/.550 with 29 homers, 100 RBI, 123 runs scored and 30 steals, and figures to be the consensus top pick in drafts next spring.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout went 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to finishing the regular season with a .315/.441/.550 slash line, Trout rounded off his counting stats nicely by picking up his 100th RBI and 30th stolen base Sunday, to go along with 29 home runs and 123 runs scored. The perennial MVP candidate will once again be a strong consideration for the top pick in fantasy drafts in 2017.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout (shoulder) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Eric Kay of the Angels reports.

EDGE Analysis

Trout injured his shoulder in the Angels' last game Wednesday and was removed early. His setback will not prevent him from playing in Friday's game, but he will be used as the designated hitter to prevent him from having to throw. He will hit second in the Angels' batting order against Astros starter Brad Peacock.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout (shoulder) is expected to play Friday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was lifted for a pinch runner after being hit on the shoulder by a pitch in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game. Fortunately, X-rays were negative and Trout is expected to return without missing a start, but his status for Friday won't be confirmed until the Angels' lineup is released a few hours prior to first pitch.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout hit a solo homer and walked twice in a 2-for-2 game Monday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Trout has a ridiculous 21:19 BB:K in 23 games this season as he has continued to demolish American League pitching even as his Angels limp to the finish line. He owns a .312/.465/.545 line with four home runs and six stolen bases to close the season, neatly in line with his .318/.441/.560 marks for the full season. Trout's team may be eliminated, but he still deserves consideration for MVP honors with his performance.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and three runs in a 10-4 victory over the Astros on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

After a hot August, Trout has hit .294 and posted a .943 OPS in September, but he is 3-for-6 in the series versus Houston. Trout has also been very patient lately, walking eight times in the last five games. He is slashing .318/.440/.557 with 28 home runs, 97 RBI and 120 runs in 528 at-bats this season.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels would need every bit of the four-run lead Trout's 28th home run provided them, as the Rangers cut the deficit to one before being turned away in the ninth inning by Andrew Bailey. Trout, who currently sports a .318/.437/.559 batting line with 28 home runs and 26 stolen bases, has once again worked his way into the AL MVP discussion.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
5 months ago

Trout went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and his 26th stolen base of the season Saturday versus Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Trout recorded his second straight multi-hit game, boosting his career-best on base percentage to .434. The 25-year-old has been given license to run more this year, as he has reached his highest total number of swipes since the 2013 season, although his power has regressed slightly as well. Regardless, Trout is a multi-category fantasy star and continues to produce despite a lackluster cast of characters around him.

Mike Trout
CF/DH LAA
6 months ago

Trout is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels will deploy their junior varsity lineup Wednesday, with Albert Pujols also getting the day off. Trout has now received off days in back-to-back weeks with the Angels well out of the playoff picture. Nick Buss, Shane Robinson and Rafael Ortega will patrol the outfield Wednesday.