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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trout left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning due to a stomach illness, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Trout was removed for a pinch hitter with the Angels holding a 3-0 lead, but at the time a reason wasn't provided. It's now known that he's feeling a bit under the weather, which likely shouldn't keep him out of action for more than a day or two. With a team day off scheduled for Thursday, look for Trout to return to action Friday against the Mariners.

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Trout was removed from the lineup in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against Oakland.

Grant Green came in to pinch-hit for Trout. Early on in a close game, the Angels led 3-0 at the time, it's unclear why Trout was taken out. There could be an injury concern, but we should know more following the completion of the game.

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Trout went 2-for-3 with a home run, a triple, two RBI, a walk and three runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Trout seems to be ready for postseason play, as he has tallied a 1.049 OPS with four homers in 65 at-bats this month. With the Angels headed to the playoffs, Trout appears to be the favorite to win the AL MVP in 2014, after finishing second to Miguel Cabrera the last two seasons.