Giving letter grades for LA Angels’ core position players in 2021–Mike Trout: B+
Writing Mike Trout’s season grade for the LA Angels is heartbreaking.
The three-time MVP played in just 36 games, but deserves a B+ due to how well he was playing in those 36 outings. He was having the best year of his career.
Hitting .333/.466/.624 (1.090 OPS), Trout smacked eight jacks and scored 23 times in just 36 contests.
He was so impressive that he was selected to start the All-Star Game even though he played in less than half of the first half.
Trout also hasn’t made an error in multiple seasons, proving how great he is in the outfield as well. Despite playing in so few games, his 2.3 fWAR was fourth on the roster among position players, proving just how valuable he was when he was on the field.
Trout has been the best player of the last ten years, and next year will be insane for the Angels if he’s healthy.
Having two MVPs on the same team would have propelled the Angels to being much better than they were this year, and we’ll hopefully get that next year.