2019 – Mike Trout – .291, 45 HR 104 RBI 11 SB 110 Runs (AL MVP)
Like I said at the beginning of this post Mike Trout could be the best player pretty much every season he has played, but the 2019 season was very special. If not for Trout getting hurt in early September which kept him out of the final 25 games of the season Trout would have likely broken the Angels single-season home run record of 47 set by Troy Glaus in 2000. He would have also set a career-high in RBIs, walks, and runs scored.
Trout had a spectacular season as it was and was one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise abysmal season for the Halos who lost 90 games for the first time this century. Pujols, Justin Upton, and Shohei Ohtani all had less than stellar seasons and also missed time due to injuries as did Andrelton Simmons.
With the addition of Anthony Rendon for the 2020 season all of the line-up will hopefully be bolstered and Trout could have another MVP season.
Overall the 2010’s decade was dominated by strong hitting performances but there were a couple of strong pitchers who helped balance things out in a few seasons. Hopefully the Angels will find that right balance as they start the 2020’s.
Happy New Year’s everyone may you have a healthy and prosperous 2020 and we here at Halo Hangout thank you for a record 2019 year. We hope to continue this in 2020 and that the Angels will make it back to the promiseland.