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    MikeTrout promoted to major leagues

    9:03 PM, Jul 8, 2011   |    comments
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    Trout, 19, from Millville, N.J., was hitting .324 in 75 games with the Travs this season. He is currently leading the Travs in hits (94), triples (11), total bases (155), stolen bases (28), on-base percentage (.415), and on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) at .950. He also had nine homeruns, 27 RBIs, 12 doubles and is second on the team in walks with 38.

    Trout will be the youngest player in the big leagues and is the first Travs' player promoted directly to the major leagues since starting pitcher Ervin Santana was called up in 2005. Trout was drafted by the Angels in the first round of the 2009 draft with the 25th overall pick.

    In 250 games during his minor league career (rookie league through double A), he has batted .338 with a .423 on-base percentage. He has 330 hits, 20 homeruns, 110 RBIs, 47 doubles, 27 triples, and 97 stolen bases, while being caught stealing 25 times (.795 stolen-base percentage). He also scored 205 runs.

     

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