For years Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout was seen as one of the biggest stars in baseball. But his celebrity has been dwarfed recently by one of his own teammates – Shohei Ohtani. And he’s happy to see it.
In a recent media interview, Trout was asked to give his thoughts on his MVP frontrunner teammate. Trout stated that it’s been “amazing” to see Ohtani do what he does with as much versatility both on the mound and at the plate. He compared Ohtani’s all around dominance to playing in the Little League.
“It’s like Little League,” Trout said. “You got Ohtani, throw eight innings, hit a homer, go to right field. I’ve never seen it… It’s amazing.”
Ohtani is all the rage in Major League Baseball right now. He leads the entire league with 40 home runs and leads the American League with a .638 slugging percentage.
Ohtani has been equally effective on the mound, boasting an 8-1 record and a 2.79 ERA in 18 starts.
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At this point. Shohei Ohtani is virtually guaranteed to finish the league with AL MVP honors.
Unfortunately, Ohtani’s dominance hasn’t translated well enough into wins for the Los Angeles Angels. The team is a distant fourth in the AL West title race, and nearly double-digit wins behind in the Wild Card race.
But even if they miss the postseason, the Angels now have two cornerstones to build around moving forward.
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