Mike Trout takes the field
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Mike Trout through the years

Mike Trout takes the field
Mike Trout takes the field at the start of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium. Trout made his major league debut with the Angels on July 8, 2011. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout laughs
Mike Trout laughs with an Angels teammate in the dugout. The 22-year-old center fielder played in his second Major League All-Star Game in 2013. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout signs autograph
Mike Trout signs an autograph for a fan before the start of an Angels game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sept. 5. Trout has quickly become a fan favorite in Anaheim. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The old baseball diamond
Snow covers the baseball field at Millville High School in New Jersey where Mike Trout played. Plans are in the works to rename the field in honor of the Angels’ All-Star center fielder.  (Kevin Baxter / Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout in high school
Mike Trout delivers a pitch during a shutout effort for Millville High School in New Jersey. Trout, who was known as the “Millville Meteor” in high school, was selected 25th overall by the Angels in the 2009 amateur draft. (Michael Ein / The Press of Atlantic City)
Mike Trout’s high school days
Mike Trout hits a fly ball as his Millville High School teammates look on during a game in 2009. Trout hit 18 home runs during his senior year of high school.  (Dave Griffin / The Press of Atlantic City)
Mike Trout celebrates
Mike Trout, right, celebrates with teammate Will Biggs after scoring a run for Millville High School during a 2009 playoff game. Trout made the switch from pitcher and shortstop to outfielder during his senior year in high school. (Michael Ein / The Press of Atlantic City)
Mike Trout shrine
Mike Trout’s high school in Millville, N.J., keeps a trove of Mike Trout memorabilia on display in its gymnasium. (Kevin Baxter / Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout
Mike Trout steals second base as Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar misses the throw during a game in August. Trout finished his 2012 rookie season with a major league-leading 49 stolen bases. (James Borchuck / MCT)
Mike Trout makes a diving catch
Angels center fielder Mike Trout makes a diving catch during a game against the Seattle Mariners in September. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Mike Trout fan
Angels fan Robbie Loya, 12, of Corona, shows his support for center fielder Mike Trout with some creative headgear while attending the Angels’ home opener against the Oakland Athletics in April. (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout fields a hit
Angels center fielder Mike Trout fields a hit during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Trout finished second in American League MVP voting in 2012. (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout
Angels slugger Mike Trout celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in August. Trout finished second in batting average in the American League in 2012. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Mike Trout
Angels center fielder Mike Trout slides into third base on a triple against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 14, 2014. Trout was the American League most valuable player runnerup in 2012 and 2013. (Associated Press)
Mike Trout
Mike Trout is once again having a stellar season for the Angels. Will he win the American League MVP award in 2013 after finishing runner-up last year? (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Mike Trout
Mike Trout catches a fly ball in center field during a game against the Kansas City Royals in July 2014. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)
Mike Trout
Mike Trout celebrates after hitting a solo home run during a June 2014 game against the Kansas City Royals. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)
Mike Trout

Angels center fielder Mike Trout celebrates after hitting a run-scoring triple during the first inning of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.

 (Rob Carr / Getty Images)
Mike Trout

Angels center fielder Mike Trout celebrates after being named the 2014 All-Star Game MVP after leading the American League to a 5-3 win at Target Field in Minneapolis.

 (Elsa Garrison / Getty Images)
Mike Trout

Angels outfielder Mike Trout hits a run-scoring single against the Kansas City Royals on April 11, 2015.

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Mike Trout

Angels outfielder Mike Trout slides back to first on a pickoff attempt during a game against the Kansas City Royals on April 12, 2015.

 (Harry How / Getty Images)
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