2. Mike Trout has been on DL twice in the last two seasons, is this a trend?
After playing in at least 158 games in his first five seasons in the majors, Mike Trout has had injuries that have required a stint on the disabled list. While these injuries didn’t keep Trout for a half or full season, it still did cause him to miss time which hurt the Angels chances of making the post-season greatly.
Is there more of these issues on the horizon?
Mike Trout trains very hard and seems to have been pretty strong and able to avod any major injuries. However, will this trend continue. Most likely not. Trout plays with reckless abandon and that is the only way he knows how to play. Trout will run into walls or slide aggressively head-first as well diving to make a game-saving catch.
The same things that we all love about Mike Trout may prove detrimental to him in the future. We all remember Darin Erstad playing the same way and he had his career cut short due to injuries as he went along. Mike Trout is no good to the team sitting on the bench with an injury. This will happen more and more as Trout gets older.