In 2018, Mike Trout was yet again the best player in all of baseball. With the New Year here, it’s time to set goals for the two-time MVP’s eighth full season in the league.
The LA Angels and Mike Trout are coming up on their
ten-year anniversary of being together, as the Halos drafted Trout in 2009. Since then, he has been the best player in baseball year-in and year-our. However, the thing that keeps Trout at the top of baseball’s totem pole is that he always goes into the next year an improved player.
A strong case of this in 2018 was his defense. Trout began his career as one of the best outfielders in baseball, but realized his advanced metrics had gone down in 2017. After an offseason focused on his defensive range, taking the best routes to the ball, and a quick first step, Trout reached his full potential in the field and was a Gold Glove finalist.
Now, coming off what was arguably his best year yet in 2018, there are still ways for Trout to get better and reclaim his first MVP since 2016 and help lead the Angels to a playoff spot. In this article, we’ll focus on three goals for Trout to focus on in 2019 that will lead to not only his success, but the success of the Angels as a whole.