He may still be just 19 years old, but Mike Trout can walk like a man.
Trout started getting hot with the bat last week, but a great deal of his damage was done with eyes this week.
In just six games, Trout managed to draw nine walks, which is a good month for most of the Angels on the big league roster. In fact, Trouty managed a walk in all but one of his games and drew two walks in four of them. This rampant walking spree raised his season total to 24 in just 39 games and versus 29 strikeouts. Those are the walk rates of an All-Star right there.
Oh, and it wasn’t like Mike didn’t have a good week when he did choose to swing the bat, going 5-for-16, scoring three runs, hitting one double and swiping three bases.
Alas, once again the baseball gods do not see fit to let Trout’s development continue unimpeded. The Travelers were supposed to play a doubleheader yesterday to make up for some rained out games earlier in the season, only the doubleheader got rained out and the forecast in Little Rock the next few games doesn’t seem very promising.
That’s it for this week, check back in next week to see what happens to our future hero. Same Trout Time. Same Trout Channel… err, blog.