Mike Trout has been promoted to the Angels big league roster, in a move that both excites and surprises many in terms of the timing. It was widely expected that Trout would be promoted at some point this season, but many close to the situation thought it would be later in the year.
We actually thought it would be a move made right around now if not sooner. Trout was tearing up the minor leagues at every level. His most recent stop at AA yielded a .324 average with 28 stolen bases, to go along with an on base percentage of .415 and a slugging of .524; these are numbers that say a young man doesn’t have a lot left to prove at given level.
He is a phenom in every sense of the word. He’s 19 years old, and won’t be 20 until August 7th. He’s one half of two of the most exciting prospects that have ever been called up to the big leagues–we’re personally even a little more excited when Bryce Harper’s day arrives–but Trout is a really nice appetizer for the main event.
We’re holding out for a guest post from our friend MTD at Off Base Percentage. If you keep it locked over there through the weekend, we can guarantee you the scotch will be flowing and if Trout does anything noteworthy on his first weekend in the big leagues, Off Base may even pour you a celebratory glass.
Mike Trout’s time has arrived, and Mike Trout day will forever be known as July 8th. Welcome to the Show, Mike Trout.