BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 27: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates scoring a run in the third inning with manager Mike Scioscia #14 during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
I've seen a lot of things, but an opposing player gush like this over an Angels player...
This kid @Trouty20 is a freak of nature. I'm just saying.— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) June 28, 2012
No need to wait for ESPN's validation in between its servicing of Harper Jeter LeBonBon and Favre. The league is taking notice, the players are taking notice and have no trouble raving about Trout and the fans are taking notice.
He is only leading the AL in batting average and stolen bases despite not starting a major league contest in 2012 until his team was 20 games into the season. Wouldn't want coverage of the Yook trade to interfere with the most exciting player in the game. Wouldn't want the Jambone Hamilton contract speculation to be shelved in favor of a kid making the league minimum and looking happy doing it.
Actually, to be playing the game for fun and giving people thrills might make the label of "Freak" way too accurate.
(NOTE: yeah i know Tim Lincecum already has the nickname. This is a different beast of freak all together)