Trout is back to full strength after injuries cut his 2021 season short.
He is hitting .365 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his first 52 at-bats of the season.
Sarah Langs of MLB.com points out an interesting fact about Trout this season on Twitter.
His OPS through 15 games this season is 1.284, which is second only to his OPS through the first 15 games of the 2019 season.
That year, he started with a 1.352 OPS on his way to winning his second AL MVP Award.
Mike Trout has a 1.284 OPS through 15 games played this season
That's his 2nd-highest OPS thru 15 games in a season in his career, behind 2019, when he had a 1.352 OPS thru his 1st 15 games
He won AL MVP that year
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 28, 2022
Trout For MVP?
Trout is back and producing at an MVP pace.
He’s had some injuries that have slowed him down some, but he seems to have overcome them early on this season.
Trout winning an MVP Award should never come as a surprise to anybody.
Trout’s ability to mash baseballs and be a complete player has not gone anywhere and he looks poised to put his injury struggles in the past and prove that he still has what it takes to be an MVP and lead his ballclub to success.
It’s safe to say that he may be an early favorite to take home the award this year.
He isn’t too far removed from hitting 45 home runs in 2019.
We’ll see if he can remain healthy and keep his production going as the season moves forward.
But right now, he’s going at an MVP pace again.