Mike Trout contract, stats, age, and 7 other things to know

Mike Trout of the LA Angels waits for a pitch. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Mike Trout of the LA Angels waits for a pitch. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Mike Trout is already one of the best players in baseball history, and he hasn’t even hit age 30 yet. Here are some things to know about the Los Angeles Angels‘ center fielder

Mike Trout contract

He signed a 12-year deal worth $426,500,000, including a $20 million signing bonus,  in 2019, according to SportTrac. His base salary is $36 million in 2020 and $34.45 million in 2021-30. His net worth is said to be $630 million.

Mike Trout stats

He has a batting line of .305 / .419 / .581 / 1.000 through his first nine years of MLB baseball. He has hit 285 home runs and stolen 200 bases. He has been worth 72.8 wins during that time.

Mike Trout age

He is 28 years old. He’ll turn 29 years on Aug. 7, 2020.

Mike Trout’s MVP Awards

Entering the 2020 season, he has already won the American League MVP three times: 2014, 2016, and 2019. Arguably he could have won in 2012, 2013, and 2015 as well. Each time he led the league in WAR but the Angels failed to make the playoffs, likely costing him votes.

Mike Trout’s Hall of Fame credentials

He may only have played for eight full seasons, but it’s already pretty clear he should be considered a lock for the Hall of Fame. Using Jay Jaffe’s JAWS statistic, he ranks fifth in history among center fielders — with a 69.2 JAWS figure vs. 58.0 for an average Hall of Fame center fielder.

Mike Trout is married to Jessica Cox

Trout and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first child this August. He recently learned how to change a diaper ahead of the event.

Mike Trout speaks after winning his third MVP award.
Mike Trout speaks after winning his third MVP award. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Mike Trout has five key endorsements

According to Forbes, Trout is endorsed by BodyArmor, J&J Snack Foods, Nike, Rawlings, Topps. Forbes estimates that the endorsements are worth about $3 million total.

Mike Trout grew up in New Jersey

Trout grew up in Vineland, New Jersey. That’s about 45 miles south of Philadelphia. One fun fact about Trout’s childhood: He was once banned from the Cumberland County Fair for winning the milk bottle toss too many times.

Mike Trout is active in charity work

In 2019, Trout was named a finalist for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award for his charity work. It would be hard to document all the good work he has done and money he has given. In more recent times, he has been active in work related to COVID-19, donating meals to supermarket employees more recently, as well as honoring heath care workers.

Mike Trout loves weather

One of those most endearing things is Trout’s love of the weather. In 2018, he was very excited over a snowstorm. He wants to be a meteorologist, and even owns his own weather balloon.