At only 20-years-old and in his first major league season, he's first in the American League in batting average (.344) and first in stolen bases (21). As if those statistics aren't enough to make you a believer, Mike Trout is now showing off his glove. What can't this kid do?
In the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles last night, the Los Angeles Angels' center fielder made perhaps the catch of the year so far in baseball.
Orioles shortstop J.J Hardy hit a blast to right-center field off Jered Weaver forcing Trout to race to the wall from his center-field position. Trout leaped and made a terrific catch saving an early run and propelling the Angels to an eventual 13-1 victory.
This catch is a prime example of the talent and athleticism this young outfielder possess. Trout doesn't even scale the wall to make this play and his shoulders are still above the top of the wall on his jump. He is a true five-tool player who continues to amaze baseball fans this season.
Personally, I'm not surprised by this play. I hopped on the Trout bandwagon two weeks ago.