The Angels are in an agreement to a record-breaking contract with Center Fielder Mike Trout, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The contract is for 12 years and worth $426.5MM with no opt outs according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

The reported deal is 1 year less and just shy of $100MM more than Bryce Harper’s then record-breaking deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that is for 13 years and for $330MM. Mike Trout’s new contract AAV(Average Annual Value) will come out to $35.54MM.

Mike Trout has been an Angel his whole career as he was drafted by the Angels 25th overall in the 2009 player draft. He looks to be an Angel for the rest of his playing career as his new deal will end when he is 38 years old. Trout will walk into the 2019 season with a career 793 runs scored, 1,187 hits, 224 doubles, 44 triples, 240 Home runs with 189 stolen bases. He also has walked 693 times in his career while working a slash line of .307/.416/.573 and a career 175 OPS+ (On-Base+Plus Slugging Adjusted to the player’s ballpark with 100 being average).

Trout, is coming off of a year in which he played in 140 games and led the AL in walks(122) and led all of MLB in On-Base Percentage (.460), On-Base+Slugging Percentage(1.088), OPS+ (199), and Intentional Walks (25).

There is much respect to give to the Angels for locking down what has been the BEST player this organization has ever had and what makes it more special is that he is a home grown talent as well.

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