No. 2 Mike Trout-115.5 MPH (446 ft) vs. Rangers
Trout is off to one of his best starts in his big-league career, slashing .393/.521/.804 with six home runs and 12 RBI in 71 plate appearances. His batting average (.393) and on-base plus slugging percentage (1.325) are each the highest in the American League and just behind Ronald Acuna Jr for the MLB lead.
Angels: Usually when Mike Trout gets ahold of one, you know it’s gone.
Now in his 11th season with the Angels, Trout’s current statistics are significantly higher than his career averages (.305/.419/.585). It’s going to be hard to sustain for an entire 162-game season, but regardless, Trout is slowing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
If his traditional numbers aren’t enough to prove he’s still baseball’s best player, the advanced metrics provide more empirical evidence. Trout has MLB’s highest WAR (1.6), highest wRC+ (259), second-highest hard-hit percentage (63.9%), and fourth-highest average exit velocity (95.3 MPH).
I don’t think there’s any questions both Trout and Ohtani will carry the load offensively this season. It’s going to come down to the rest of the lineup doing their part to contribute when it counts.
One of those players will be an X-factor, and he’s got the Angels’ hardest hit home run since 2015.