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.

Thursday: 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 3-1 loss to Texas. Trout’s batting average is .324.

Season statistics (through Wednesday):

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI

126 511 118 167 24 6 27 77

SB CS BB SO .AVG OBP SLG OPS

46 4 57 121 .327 .395 .556 .951

Notes: Trout signed his first major national endorsement deal Thursday. Trout will endorse the beverage brand BODYARMOR SuperDrink.

Quotes: Trout is considered a top contender for the American League MVP award. He’s even impressed his No.1 rival for the award, the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera. “He’s amazing, man,” Cabrera said in a Gonzalez story on the Angels’ website. “You need to give some credit to him. At that age, what he’s done is very amazing. That’s why everybody talks about him. That’s unbelievable, man. There’s nothing we can do, him and me. We’ve both got a great year. We can’t control that. We go out there and play hard, win some games. ... We’ll let you guys decide what’s gonna happen.”