Mike Trout of Millville is a rookie outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels. Trout, 21, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was The Press Player of the Year that season.
Tuesday: Trout was 1-for-5 with a stolen base and three strikeouts in a 6-1 loss to the Mariners in Seattle.
Season statistics: (Through Tuesday)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
138 556 129 180 26 8 30 83
SB CS BB SO .AVG OBP SLG OPS
49 4 67 139 .324 .397 .561 .958
Notes: Trout continues to lead the American League in runs and stolen bases.
Quote: “It’s starting to develop,” manager Mike Scioscia said of Trout’s power in a story on the Angels’ website. “I don’t think we need to make too much of it. I think you’re seeing a guy who has the potential to drive the ball like he does. He’s just been doing it with frequency that he thought he eventually would get to. But this guy, I mean, he’s a hitter with power. And I think his (opposite-field) power is a difference-maker.”