You probably noticed that Mike Trout is good. You may have even noticed he had a good April. But did you notice that he keeps getting better? Did you notice he just put up the best April numbers of his career? Check out the year by year data below:
Mike Trout April Stats
This April, Mike Trout put up career best numbers in homeruns (7), RBIs (18), triples (2), doubles (9), AVG (.364), SLG (.707), and OPS (1.151). Trout also swiped 5 bases without once being caught.
Additionally, Trout stacked up pretty darn well against the rest of league:
- 1st in Total bases with 79
- 1st in Extra base hits with 18
- 2nd in batting average with .364 (1st = .368)
- 2nd in OBP with .443 (1st = .447)
- 2nd in homeruns with 7 (1st = 10)
- 2nd in Slugging with .707 (1st = .750)
- 5th in stolen bases with 5 (1st = 8) (only one person (Lorenzo Cain) had more stolen bases without being caught)
Yes indeed it’s good to be Mike Trout.
Just for fun - what what his year look like if he had “best” months all year long? Check out the table below which has his “best” numbers from April through September.
Mike Trout best months
The data above was a bit difficult to come by since for many of these months, determining the “best” month was a bit tricky since there were many to choose from. For the close months I generally went with the one that had the highest OPS. As such, the data is not perfect. For example, we all know Trout having a best year all year round probably means more than 21 stolen bases.
However, 120+ runs, 120+ RBIs, 40+ homeruns with a mid 300s batting average? It’s surely possible, and wouldn’t it be fun to see him do it??
For the record, in terms of OPS+, this is how Trout ranks month by month in career stats:
- June, 114
- July, 110
- April, 97
- May, 96
- September, 93
- August, 92
That last bit of data shows us that we could see a May equal to April, and the best is yet to come in June and July.
Is it too early to give him the MVP?