Mike Trout has been named as the American League Player of the Week that spanned from April 1st to April 7th.
Trout, dominated baseball during this stretch that included 2 games in Seattle, Washington at T-Mobile Park and the Angels first 4 home games. He did most of the damage at home versus the Texas Rangers and that was when Trout became the first player in AL history to hit five home runs in his team’s first four home games of the season.
In those 6 games, Trout went 7 for 16 (.438 Batting Average) with 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 8 walks with 3 of those being intentional. He also scored 5 runs, struck out 2 times and was hit by pitch 2 times as well. His on-base percentage for the week was .654 and had a slugging percentage of 1.375. Mike Trout’s biggest hit of the week would come on Saturday afternoon with the bases loaded. He hit a grand slam off of left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly to left field on a pitch high in the zone.
Shockingly, this is only the 4th time that Mike Trout has won the AL Player of the Week award in his career. This is also the first time Mike Trout has won this award since July 12th, 2015. That week saw Trout hit .478 (11-23) with 5 Home Runs, 10 RBI, 2 walks and 8 runs scored. He also struck out 2 times while having an on-base percentage of .556 and a slugging percentage of 1.130 over the span of 6 games.
Congratulations to Mike Trout for winning his 4th AL Player of the Week award.
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