Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 21, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was a two-time Press Player of the Year and The Press Male Athlete of the Year for the 2008-09 school year.

Friday: Leading off and playing left field, Trout was 2-for-5 with an RBI in a 5-2 win over Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees.

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Today: The Angels host the Yankees at 7:15 p.m. The Yankees’ scheduled starter is David Phelps (4-3, 3.90).

Stats: Trout is hitting .299 with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs, 47 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 67 games. He has 20 doubles and six triples. His on-base percentage is .368, his slugging percentage .547 and his OPS .915.

Notes: Trout is the only player in the American League with at least 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases this season.


I've worked at newspapers since 1985. Mostly in N.J., but with an eight-year pit stop in N.C. I've been at The Press since 1997.

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