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Angels’ Mike Trout just had his worst season – here’s how he plans to fix it

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Angels’ Mike Trout just had his worst season – here’s how he plans to fix it



TEMPE, Ariz. — Lost amid the narratives of Mike Trout’s injuries or whether he should ask to be traded is the underlying question about what he actually did while he was on the field last season.

The Angels’ superstar, a three-time MVP, posted numbers that were, across the board, the worst of his career.

Trout’s career averages were.303 (average) and 1.002 (OPS). These numbers are well below the previous averages.

Trout had 18 homers and 82 games in his career, but his season was cut short because of a fractured hand bone.

“I’ve been fighting through it for the last couple years,” said Trout, who had a .999 OPS in 2022. “Just get that rhythm down, going through a stretch where I feel feel comfortable. Looking back, there wasn’t a stretch in the last year or the year before where I felt like myself for a while. Just getting back to that is key.”

Trout’s.669 OPS was over a 41 game span between late April and mid-June, the worst 41 games of his career. This excludes the 2011 season, when he broke into the Majors as a teenager.

Trout started performing in June. Trout had an OPS 1.047 in his last 16 games, and 68 plate-appearances before he suffered a fractured hamate bone on July 3.

It is a question that everyone asks.



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