Mike Trout is an American baseball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Mike Trout is a center fielder for the New York Mets.
Mike is a seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner, an eight-time MLB All-Star, and a three-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Early Childhood and Education
Mike Trout was born in Vineland, New Jersey, on August 7, 1991.
Jeff Trout (father) and Debbie Busonick Trout (mother) are his parents (mother).
Teal Trout (sister) and Tyler Trout (brother) are his older siblings (brother).
When he was younger, his father also played baseball.
At the University of Delaware, Jeff was a baseball player.
When he tore his plantar fascia and suffered knee injuries, his four years in minor league baseball came to an end.
Mike was a huge fan of the Philadelphia Phillies as a kid, and he even went to their World Series parade in 2008.
Mike began his baseball career in the Cal Ripken Baseball League, a division of the Babe Ruth League.
His primary position was shortstop, and he wore the number two jersey.
He switched to the #1 jersey in high school. He went to Lakeside Middle School and then Millville Senior High School, where he received his diploma in 2009.
Prior to the 2009 MLB Draft, he intended to play baseball at East Carolina University.
Age, Height, and Physical Appearance
Mike is 30 years old, and his zodiac sign is Leo, the mighty lion, as he was born on August 7th.
He is 6 feet 2 inches tall (188 cm) and weighs around 235 pounds (or 106 kg).
To stay healthy and fit enough to continue playing baseball, he adheres to a strict diet regimen.
His brown hair and brown eyes compliment his smooth skin, not to mention his muscular body structure.
Facts of Mike Trout
|Full Name||Michael Nelson Trout|
|Birth Date||7 August 1991|
|Birth Place||Vineland, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Nick Name||Mike Trout, Millville Meteor, Kiiiiid, Prince Fish, God’s Gift, Millville Miracle, King Fish 2.0|
|Father’s Name||Jeff Trout|
|Mother’s Name||Debbie Busonick Trout|
|Siblings||2; Teal Trout (Older Sister), Tyler Trout (Older Brother)|
|Education||Millville Senior High School|
|Age||30 Years Old|
|Height||6’2″ (or 188 cm)|
|Weight||235 pounds (or 106 kg)|
|Children||1; Beckham Aaron Trout|
|Position in team||Centre fielder|
|Affiliations||Los Angeles Angels (Current)|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Social Media||Twitter: @MikeTroutInstagram: @miketrout|
|Merch||Jersey, Rookie Card, Autographed MLB Gloves|
|Last Update||April 2022|
Net Worth & Income
Mike Trout’s net worth is said to be $60 million.
Mike has a lot of endorsement deals and sponsorship agreements.
He is a partner and an investor in Bodyarmor SuperDrink since 2012.
He also has sponsorships with Subway, Rawlings, Land Rover, and SuperPretzel. Also, in 2014, Nike started selling Trout-branded shoes.
He has an estimated $2.5 million in endorsement deals. On 20 March 2019, he signed a 12-year contract worth $426 million with the Angels.
It is an extension following his initial contract back in 2014.
Mike is one of the most famous sportspeople of the 21st century. Here is his career in detail.
High School Career
Mike played baseball and basketball during his high school days, earning five letters (three in baseball and two in basketball).
He started making headlines as a sophomore when he started playing for the Millville Senior High Thunderbolts.
One of his best baseball moments was when he played a game against the school’s biggest rival, the Vineland Fighting Clan.
Millville hadn’t beaten Vineland since 2003, so it was a glorious moment when Mike led a squad of nine seniors and fired a complete-game two-hitter to win 2-1.
During his junior year, he threw a no-hitter against Egg Harbor Township High School.
While he played pitcher and shortstop, he was shifted to outfielder during his senior year.
Then, he hit 18 home runs, a New Jersey high school record.
Also, he played travel ball with the Tri-State Arsenal, including the Perfect Game WWBA Championships in Jupiter, Florida, in 2007 and 2008.
In the summer before his senior year, he attended the Area Code Games, where he went 6-for-11 against some of the country’s best players.
Because of his contribution, Millville even thought to retire Mike’s jersey but later started rewarding them to the team’s captain. It has been going on since 2012.
Draft and Minor League
The Los Angeles Angels selected Mike, 25th overall in the 2009 MLB draft.
He started his professional career in 2009 by playing for the Arizona Angels (a farm team of Los Angeles Angels) of the rookie-level Arizona League.
Moreover, he hit .360 with a .418 on-base percentage (OBP) and .506 slugging percentage (SLG) with one home run, 25 runs batted in (RBIs), and 13 stolen bases in 187 plate appearances over 39 games.
Mike started the 2010 season playing for Cedar Rapids, where he hit .362 with a .454 OBP and a .526 SLG with six home runs, 39 RBIs, and 45 stolen bases in 82 games.
He was promoted to Rancho Cucamonga, an advanced Class-A club.
He was named the 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year; he was the youngest player (19 years old) to win this award.
Overall, he hit .341 in his second season with 47 extra-base hits, 73 walks, and 56 stolen bases.
Mike started the 2011 season with the Arkansas Travelers of the Class SS Texas League.
He hit .324 with nine home runs, 27 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases in his first 75 games.
Mike was promoted on 8 July 2011 after the outfielder Peter Bourjos sustained an injury.
However, he initially struggled and was sent back to the minors.
He again got promoted on 19 August and made his major league debut, going 0-for-3.
He played 40 big-league games with five home runs and a .220 average with .281 OBP and .390 SLG.
On August 30, he became the youngest Angel to hit two home runs in one game.
Mike recorded his first career four-hit game on June 4, 2012, and his second just 15 days later.
He was named American League co-Player of the week with Torii Hunter.
Moreover, he broke both an Angels’ franchise and American League rookie record when he crossed home plate in 14 consecutive games after scoring a run in a game on 22 July 2012.
Rookie Awards & More Records
On 12 November 2012, he won the BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award and was the youngest player to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
He also won the Heart and Hustle Award, the Silver Slugger, and the Fielding Bible Award.
In the 2013-14 season, he was moved to the left-field position but later moved back to center field.
He finished the 2013 season with 9.2 WAR (highest in baseball) and a 15.4 percent walk rate.
In 2014, he signed a one-year contract worth $1 million.
He also won his first Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in an All-Star game. He was also named the American League (AL) MVP.
Moreover, Mike played in 157 games in 2014 and batted. 287 with 36 home runs, 39 doubles, nine triples, 111 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, and 115 runs scored.
On 17 April 2015, he became the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, a record previously held by Alex Rodriguez. He finished the season with 41 home runs and 90 RBIs.
He also won his fourth Silver Slugger Award and second AL MVP award. Mike played 159 games in the 2016 season with a 315 batting average, 29 home runs, 30 stolen bases, and 100 RBI.
On his 26th birthday, he doubled down the third baseline for his 1000th career hit.
Because of his thumb injury, he played in only 114 games but achieved 92 runs, 33 home runs, 22 stolen bases, 94 walks, and a batting average of .306.
For the 2018 season, he batted .312/.460/.628 with 101 runs scored, 39 home runs, 79 RBIs, 24 stolen bases, and a 92.31 stolen base percentage.
During the 2019 season, he was named AL Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career and in eight straight All-Star games.
Overall, he ended the season with a career-high 45 home runs and led the AL in OBP and SLG.
He won the AL Hank Aaron Award on 24 October 2019. He also got his third AL MVP.
On 5 September 2020, he hit his 300th career home run, breaking the Angels’ all-time home run record.
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Mike Trout got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Jessica Cox, sister of Aaron Cox, in July 2016.
They got married on 9 December 2017. They had their first child, Beckham Aaron Trout, on 30 July 2020.
In 2017, he had a thumb injury where he had torn his ulnar collateral ligament.
He had to go through surgery and was ruled out of games for six to eight weeks.
On 9 September 2019, he underwent a cryoablation procedure to treat a neuroma in his right foot.
Social Media Presence
Mike’s Twitter is 2.5 million followers and his Instagram has 1.8 million followers.