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.

Thursday: Trout went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in an 8-3 win over Oakland. He also had a sacrifice fly.

Friday: Trout went 3-for-5 and hit his 17th home run of the season. He also had two RBIs in a 6-4 loss to Oakland.

Stats: Trout was hitting .324 with 65 RBIs and 68 runs scored in 100 games. He has 17 home runs and 22 stolen bases on 26 attempts. His on-base percentage is .400. His slugging percentage is .564 and is OPS is .964.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.