American professional baseball center fielder Michael Nelson Trout, born August 7, 1991, plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.
Trout was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, to Jeff and Debbie (Busonick) Trout. He was raised in close-by Millville, New Jersey.
Trout started out as a baseball player in the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken Baseball division. Shortstop was his primary position when he was a young baseball player. He wore No. 2 in homage to Derek Jeter, the shortstop for the New York Yankees, who was his childhood idol.
In addition to being a three-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the American League (AL) (winning the award in 2014, 2016, and 2019 while coming in second in the votes for 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018), Trout is a nine-time MLB All-Star and an eight-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
On July 8, 2011, the Los Angeles Angels promoted Trout to center field to take over the role of injured Peter Bourjos. That evening, he made his major league debut and finished 0 for 3.
Baseball America ranked Trout as the 85th-best prospect overall and the third-best prospect for the Angels prior to the 2010 campaign.
He began the season with Cedar Rapids, where in 82 games he hit.362 with a.454 on-base percentage, a.526 slugging percentage, six home runs, 39 RBIs, and 45 stolen bases. He won a spot in the All-Star Futures Game.
Trout has had more than a decade long of career as a baseball player as he was recruited by the Los Angeles Angels and being assigned by other teams.