Top shelf prospect OF Mike Trout has been called up by the Los Angeles Angels. Trout, 19, entered this season as the number one overall prospect by MLB.com and as number two by BaseballAmerica.com. The phenom had been playing at AA Arkansas where he posted a .330 average with 9 homers and 27 RBI in 74 games.
The depth of Trout’s game is illustrated by further stats of 11 triples, 28 SB and an OPS of .966. Baseball America rates his defense at 70 (20-80 scale) his arm at 50 and his speed at 80. Anyone you ask profiles Trout as a five-tool player.
At 19 Trout will be the youngest MLB debuter since Felix Hernandez in 2005. The call-up was made necessary by an injury to Angels OF Peter Bourjos (strained right hamstring) .