No one is surprised that Mike Trout made the All Star Game. Again. Here are some other facts:
- This is a record for Angels players
- Trout has been voted into the starting lineup for the 6th consecutive time
- He is only the 6th player in history to reach the All Star Game 7th times by age 26. He joins the ranks of Mickey Mantle, Al Kaline, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr., and Ivan Rodriguez. Those guys all had some pretty decent careers I hear.
Thankfully we get to see Trout actually play this year since he sat out in 2017 due to injury. He’s had a pretty good run so far playing in the Midsummer Classic against the best of the best.
2012 1 for 1 with a single and a walk.
2013 1 for 3 with a double
2014 2 for 3 with a double, triple, and two RBIs
2015 1 for 3 with a walk and a home run
2016 1 for 3 with a single
2017 Didn’t play
Trout’s All Star line after 5 games is a .462 AVG, .533 OBP, 2 MVPs, and an All Star Game cycle achieved in 4 consecutive years. The All Star Game NEEDS Mike Trout.
Andrelton Simmons SHOULD be an All Star, but sadly is in last place for the “Final Vote”.
1B @JAguilarMKE of the @Brewers and SS @Jeansegura02 of the @Mariners are your current leaders of the 2018 @CampingWorld All-Star #FinalVote. Voting ends on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Vote now at https://t.co/B3DJWKS3f0 pic.twitter.com/KegJWTvutF— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 10, 2018
Angels #1 prospect Jo Adell has been tearing up the Cal League and he will be playing in the MLB Futures game on Sunday, July 15th. Adell is just 19 years old and was drafted 10th overall in the 2017 draft.