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Trout went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in a win over the Astros on Friday.

To the surprise of no one, Trout has opened the 2015 season on fire, as he has had at least one hit in every game since Opening Day, and has five multi-hit outings over that span. He is the owner of a 1.250 OPS over his first 10 games, while cutting his strikeout rate to 16.7% over that span.

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Trout with 3-for-4 with a walk, his second steal of the year and two runs Wednesday against the Rangers.

All he's done so far is open the season with a nine-game hitting streak, in which he's batting .438/.500/.594. The only thing Trout's been missing in the early going is power numbers -- he has just one homer (which came on Opening Day) and three RBI.

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Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in a loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Trout homered to open the scoring in the first inning before whiffing in his next three at-bats. The 23-year-old picked up where he left off in 2014, as he tallied a career high in both punchouts (184) and homers (36) in 157 games. Trout said in the offseason that he will be more aggressive in order to cut down on the whiffs, but It will be interesting to see if he tries to adjust as the season progresses.

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Trout went 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI in the Cactus League matchup against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Not that you needed any added motivation to draft him, but Trout has been phenomenal this spring, tallying three homers and 10 RBI in just nine games. Trout swung at the first pitch for both his homers Tuesday, which he told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register is part of an overall strategy to reduce his strikeouts and be more aggressive at the plate. If Trout can keep the power we saw in 2014 while cutting down on his league-leading strikeout total, he could be in-line for a huge season in 2015.

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Trout is aiming to cut down on strikeouts and increase stolen bases in 2015, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Trout cited "chasing the high pitch" as the main cause for his increase in strikeouts last season (from 136 in 2013 to 184 in 2014). His stolen bases also saw a sharp decline, mostly because he didn't make many steal attempts, attempting to steal just 18 times in 2014 versus 40 times in 2013. If he can increase his stolen base totals back to around the 30 mark this season, it would only further cement him as one of, if not the top fantasy option.

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Trout was the named the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player on Thursday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Trout won the award by a unanimous vote, becoming the youngest player ever to do so and the first since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997. There are many out there who think he should have won it the past two years, but the 23-year-old Trout finally swayed the Baseball Writers Association of America by slashing .287/.377/.561 with a career-high 36 homers, 111 RBI, 115 runs scored and 16 stolen bases in 157 games in 2014.

Mike Trout CF LAA 7 months ago

Trout went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Royals on Sunday.

Trout launched a ball over the center field fence in the top of the first inning Sunday, but the lead was short lived, as C.J. Wilson gave up three runs in the bottom of the frame, which ultimately led to a victory for the Royals. Trout did not exactly turn heads in the first playoff series of his career, as the home run was his only hit in 12 at-bats, but his 36 homers 111 RBI and 115 runs scored during the regular season should put him in a favorable position to win his first MVP award in 2014.

Mike Trout CF LAA 7 months ago

Trout was removed in the seventh inning of Saturday's game against the Mariners to rest up, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Trout was replaced by Shawn O'Malley. Trout didn't record a hit in three at-bats and he struck out once Saturday, but the move was simply a decision from manager Mike Scioscia.

Mike Trout CF LAA 7 months ago

Trout went 1-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

Trout will have two more games to build his counting stats for the MVP voters. Heading into Saturday's contest, he sports a .945 OPS with 36 home runs, 111 RBI and 115 runs scored.

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Trout (illness) is in the lineup Friday against the Mariners.

He left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning with a stomach bug, but he's healthy enough to take the field Friday with nothing but pride on the line. Consider him healthy moving forward.