More home runs than Babe Ruth. More stolen bases than Willie Mays. More runs scored than Ty Cobb.
Through four full seasons and part of a fifth, Anaheim Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout is on pace to be the greatest player in the history of Major League Baseball. And he’s just 24-years-old.
The statistics are eye-popping. But what’s really astounding and largely unparalleled is his versatility.
He led the American League in runs three times. In separate seasons, he led the AL in stolen bases, walks, RBI, slugging percentage and OPS.
He’s the reigning back-to-back All-Star Game MVP, collecting the award in 2014 and 2015. He won the American League MVP in 2014 and finished second in AL MVP balloting in each of his other three full seasons.
I spoke to Mike and asked him why he’s so good, the most creative smack talk he’s ever heard, about still getting nervous before games, and how he uses Body Armor to stay in shape.