The Los Angeles Angels have enjoyed a generational talent for over a decade now.
With 11 years of service time in MLB, Mike Trout could opt to retire today and still be a surefire Hall of Famer.
Many fans and analysts agree on the fact that he is the best hitter to play in the league considering consistency, production, and level of competition.
His power and speed on the basepaths put him in a rather unique list that shows just how dominant he has been.
“350+ home runs and 250+ stolen bases, MLB career through age-30 season: Álex Rodríguez, Mike Trout. That’s it. That’s the list,” Codify Baseball tweeted.
350+ home runs and 250+ stolen bases,
MLB career through age-30 season:
That's it. That's the list. pic.twitter.com/eRBro1Dhcf
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) January 29, 2023
There are several Hall of Famers with fewer than 350 homers and 250 steals, and this guy did it through his age-30 season.
Theoretically, Trout is still in his prime and showed in 2022 that he is still a top-five hitter in baseball.
Health has been an issue in recent seasons, but if he can stay in one piece, he has a path to at least 550 home runs.
This past season, he hit 40 blasts in just 119 games, with a strong .283/.369/.630 line and a .999 OPS.
That’s elite performance.
He is already 31, and his speed has declined a bit.
Because of that, he is no longer a threat to steal 30 or even 15 bases per season like he used to be.
His defense remains steady, but he has also lost a step out there and is no longer a difference-maker with the glove.
Still, he remains one of the most valuable players in the league with one of the most impressive offensive profiles in the history of the game.NEXT: Video Shows Shohei Ohtani Taking No Days Off