Mike Trout CF Anaheim Angels (Cedar Rapids Kernels) – Peoria Chiefs’ pitchers slowed down one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Mike Trout walked away with one hit with five trips to the plate Sunday, striking out twice. After Sunday, his average lowered to .373.
Our Instinct: In the last ten games, the 18-year-old has hit .436 (17 for 39) with 6 stolen bases, 6 doubles and 7 walks. Impressive too that he has walked nearly as much as he has struck out (34 walks to 41 k). Throw in the 62 runs scored from the lead-off position and you have the makings of a special ball player. Look for him to be promoted to Double A very soon. Remember to check back for more Trout updates.