The 2019 season ends with Mike Trout turning in what he considers his best season to date. It’s hard to argue with his assessment and impossible to argue against his place as the best in the game.
The season began with Mike Trout signing the largest contract in MLB history. $426.5 million over 13 years with an average annual value of $36.5 million, the contract effectively insures Trout will remain an Angel for the rest of his career. He showed that he was absolutely worth every penny by outperforming the contract once again. His value to his team for the year could easily have been worth as much as $60-80 million as compared to other free agent signings.
On their first game in Anaheim since the death of Tyler Skaggs the entire team honored their friend by wearing #45 and the name Skaggs on their jerseys. The team put on an incredible performance by racking up 13 runs and shutting the Mariners down with a No-Hitter.
Mike Trout did his part by batting in six RBI. In his first at bat he swung at the first pitch; something he rarely does. The homer was measured by Statcast at 454 feet with an exit velocity of 111mph.
After the game Mike got emotional discussing the game and what Tyler meant to him.
You can listen to Mike Trout’s 2019 walk-up song, “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott featuring Drake. Trout explained to the LA Times that he finds his walk-up music based on songs he likes to listen to on the radio. Trout had previously used a Drake song in 2014
MLB released a ride-along interview with Mike Trout as he prepares for the season at Spring Training in Arizona. The discuss what it’s like to be a teammate with Shohei Ohtani, the toughest pitcher in the league and the pitch he has the toughest time with. It’s a great watch.
Toughest pitcher to face in @MLB? Playing with Shohei?
Mike Trout celebrated his twenty seventh birthday in a special way. Instead of setting up a private booth at a club or buying a new car he took time out of his schedule to visit kids at a local children’s hospital with a couple of his teammates. Here are some great videos and photos of Trout showing what kind of role model an athlete can be.
Leave it to our awesome patients to properly celebrate Mike Trout’s big day when he and his teammates visited CHOC Children’s Hospital today. Happy 27th birthday to No. 27 @MikeTrout – and thank you to the team for visiting today! Go @Angels! pic.twitter.com/YDeqjkF3oe
Mike Trout once again put on a show in the All Star Game. This was Trout’s seventh straight appearance and the sixth time he was voted in as a starter. Inexplicably, despite being the best player in the game, he only received the fourth most votes.
The FOX broadcast did a great job of highlighting Trout by creating a hilarious weather report and then micing him up in the second inning.
ESPN posted a great interview with Alex Rodriguez talking baseball with Mike Trout. They discuss shifting and how to bring more personality to the game. They end with a long discussion on Trout’s pregame routine and how he works on his hitting. This is one of the best interviews you will see with Mike Trout a really nice job by A-Rod.