It’s no longer enough for Los Angeles Angeles rookie outfielder Mike Trout to merely get four hits in a single game, he also has to do things like what we see in the above video. This happened in the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, and it, along with his four hits last night, is rather representative of the type of season Trout is having: the type in which every amazing thing that he does gets less and less surprising.

We’ve gone through the numbers before on Trout and attempted to grasp exactly what it is that the 20 year old is accomplishing this season. It’s remarkable to say the least. However, there are things beyond his presence on the leader board for several offensive metrics that make the young player noteworthy.

It’s entirely subjective and mostly a personal thing, but Mike Trout makes me want to watch an All-Star Game with him in it. This may be the highest compliment I have ever paid to a baseball player: He’s so exciting to see play, I’d watch an All-Star Game if he was in it.

Comments (13)

  1. Fabulous catch but I still think that the Ruggiano catch off of Lawrie was better.

    • To me, those are the best two catches of the season for sure. In both cases the guy is fully extended and had no business making the play. Mike Trout you magnificent bastard.

  2. the ruggiano catch was definitely better.

  3. on second though, klaw doesn’t talk about ruggiano, so, i guess it’ll have to be trout for catch of the season.

  4. feh x infinity + 1

  5. How is shitting all over the all star game not a tired subject yet

  6. He’s not 21 until August, not that it makes a difference. Also, Jared Weaver really looks like Vigo from Ghostbusters II (http://pressthebuttons.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452033569e201116900f9d1970c-800wi)

  7. Devon White tips his cap to Mike Trout.

  8. Fred Lynn redux? (ROY & MVP)

    • As of this moment, absolutely. But let’s see what happens when the pitchers in the league start making adjustments to him.

  9. Trout was way better than Ruggiano…stupid people..

    • Yeah, but Ruggiano robbed the Almighty Maple God of a potential inside the park HR, or at least a two run triple.

  10. Jered Weaver looks like a hillbilly serial killer.

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