Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 22, 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.

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Friday: Batting third as the designated hitter, he went 0-for-2 with two walks in a 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

Today: The Angels face the Rangers and starter Derek Holland (10-9, 3.33) at 12:05 p.m. The teams agreed to change the starting time to an unusually early one in an attempt to get the game in before an expected storm hits in Arlington, Texas.

Stats: Trout is hitting .323 (189-for-585) with 26 home runs, 94 RBIs, 108 runs, 39 doubles, nine triples and 33 stolen bases on 40 attempts in 155 games. His on-base percentage is .431, his slugging percentage .554 and his OPS .985. He has walked 107 times and struck out 134 times.


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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