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Mike Trout Stats: A look at the Angels' star's 2022 season

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Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout continues to etch his name in history

Since debuting in 2012, Mike Trout has been on a clear path to the title of "Greatest of All-Time". In his first full season in the majors, Trout put the MLB on notice, hitting 30 home runs and 86 RBIs, while also stealing a career-high 49 stolen bases.

Since finishing second in MVP voting during his rookie campaign, Trout has gone on to win three American League MVP awards, 9 Silver Sluggers, as well as being selected to the All-Star team 10 times.

Mike Trout been carrying the MLB on his back for 10 years straight and they aint calling him the GOAT, it's rough out here.
"Mike Trout been carrying the MLB on his back for 10 years straight and they aint calling him the GOAT, it's rough out here." @big_business_

Throughout his 12 seasons in the MLB, Mike Trout has established himself as not only the greatest player of his generation, but one of the best players in baseball history, becoming the youngest player in history to record 100 home runs and steal 100 bases.

Last year, Trout proved that he has not slowed down one bit. The three-time MVP finished the season with 40 home runs and 80 RBIs, while also hitting for a .283 batting average. While the Angels as a team struggled, Trout found himself yet again in the MVP race, finishing 8th in the voting.

Through his age-30 season, Mike Trout is already 4th All-Time in MVP Award shares. https://t.co/gnK3lGxiBS
"Through his age-30 season, Mike Trout is already 4th All-Time in MVP Award shares." - @hrstyyy

The 8th place MVP finish was the lowest of his career, outside of the 2021 season when he only played 36 games due to injury. That means he has been an MVP candidate every season that he has played, that's how dominant he has been.

Mike Trout's only career blemish

After reflecting on Trout's career, one glaring hole in his resume has been the lack of experience in the postseason. Throughout his 12-year career, MLB fans have only been able to witness Trout play in three postseason games. These games came in 2014. Since then, the Los Angeles Angels have struggled to field a team worthy of his talent.

Justin Herbert and Mike Trout are basically in the same position:— Elite talent— Injured and unproductive roster around them despite obvious talent— Inferior SoCal team success-wise— May never get a chance to win in the playoffs https://t.co/HozHeiWsyA
"Justin Herbert and Mike Trout are basically in the same position: Elite talent, Injured and unproductive roster around them despite obvious talent, Inferior SoCal team success-wise, May never get a chance to win in the playoffs." - @DustyBakerTV

The fact that one of the greatest players in MLB history has only played in three playoff games has been one of the biggest failures in modern baseball history.

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Edited by Gaelin Leif
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