Four Angels Named All Stars: Trout, Trumbo, CJ and The Weave

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 06: Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Mike Trout #27 after scoring on a run against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 6, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Four Angels have been named to the 2012 All Star Game and a fifth player has a chance to be voted in by the fans. Lost in all of this is the absence of Albert Pujols from the midsummer classic. My analysis.

The following Angels were named to the 2012 All-Star Game:

Jered Weaver (third selection, third consecutive)

C.J. Wilson (second selection, second consecutive)

Mike Trout (first selection)

Mark Trumbo (first selection)

The four All-Stars are the most for the Angels since four were selected in 1995. 2012 marks the seventh time in franchise history the team has sent four or more players to the All-Star Game. A club record of six were sent to the Kingdome's hosting of the affair in 1979. Five Halos were named to the 1983 game and four went in 1970, the strike-shortened 1981, 1982 and 1995.

The Angels could have five players with the addition of relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri as a candidate for the final fan vote. Frieri is the fifth Angel nominated for the final vote, following Darin Erstad (2002), Bengie Molina (2003), Kelvim Escobar (2007) and Chone Figgins (2009).

Rookie Mike Trout will become the seventh youngest American League All-Star position player in the 79-year history of the Midsummer Classic. Trout will be 20 years, 11 months and three days on July 10. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the six position players younger than Trout to make an All Star team were:

  • Claudell Washington (20/10+ mos., 1975)
  • Al Kaline (20/9+ mos., 1955)
  • Mickey Mantle (20/8+ mos., 1952)
  • Ivan Rodriguez (20/7+ mos., 1992)
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. (20/7+ mos., 1990)
  • Butch Wynegar (20/4+ mos., 1976)

Trout received 832,439 write-in votes in the fan balloting. But perhaps most impressive is this fact unearthed by Angels radio engineer Darren Chan: Mike Trout is younger than 35 of the 50 players who have been named the All Star Week's Futures Game rosters.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker