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LA Angels Mike Trout opts out of Derby again

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June 28, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) hits a single in the first inning against Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
June 28, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) hits a single in the first inning against Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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LA Angels outfielder Mike Trout has chosen once again decided not show of his power swing in the home run derby in San Diego. Rumor was that Trout possibly would participate in his first Home Run Derby, however he made it clear on Tuesday he had opted out.

LA Angels Superstar Mike Trout had been asked to participate in this year’s derby thanks to his 20 home runs so far, however, declined because of “mixed feelings”.

“I just want to be able to go and enjoy it”, Trout told MLB.com, ” I always had fun watching it, growing up as a kid watching it on TV, and being able to sit on the sidelines is pretty cool.”

Trout expressed interest in participating in the Derby sometime in the future, just not this season. Even though he won’t participate, Trout will still make his fourth consecutive start in center field as part of the American League squad.

Although some LA Angels fans are disappointed that Trout won’t show off his bat to the baseball world, it’s important to realize that participating in the Derby doesn’t necessarily guarantee a successful second half of the season.

Players such has Mark Trumbo, who participated in the Derby in Kansas City, have struggled in the second half. It would be disappointing to see Trout falter in the second half after having a tremendous first half.

Has Trout made a good decision by not participating? Bad news is that fans will have to wait a while to see his power at the plate; good news is that fans will still see plenty of action from Trout in the future as he hasn’t even topped the quarter-century mark in his life yet.

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Mike Trout has guaranteed fans that he will participate sometime , perhaps when he feels ready.

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