At the time, Trout was in the midst of one of the greatest starts to a season in baseball history, putting up an absurd 190 wRC+ as well as 2.3 fWAR in only 36 games. He was on pace for the best season of his already Hall of Fame career.
It’s a great shame we’ll never truly know just how incredible Trout’s 2021 season could have been, but that’s all in the rearview mirror.
Now, with the 2022 season (hopefully) just a couple months away, it’s time to start looking ahead to the future, and for the legendary Mike Trout, things are looking pretty bright.
Current projections have Mike Trout lined up for a comeback season for the ages.
Some people may be mildly concerned about Mike Trout, now 30 years old, to return to MVP form, especially since it’ll have been three years since he completed a full MLB season and six years since he’s done so without losing a decent chunk of time to injuries.
Nevertheless, the projections remain incredibly optimistic for Trout to return to the Angels’ lineup without missing a beat. Both ZiPS and Steamer, two of the top projection systems, currently have Trout lined up for yet another AL MVP season in 2022 (Hmm, I feel like there’s someone else on the Angels who I’ve said that for).