With all the hype over Shohei Ohtani’s debut, it’s easy to forget that the Angels still have two-time AL MVP (and current holder of almost 56 wins above replacement by Fangraphs) Mike Trout. Well, Trout is having a great season too, hitting .271/.389/.576, and he definitely produced a memorable moment Saturday with a giant home run shot in Kansas City against the Royals:
Trout's two-run home run (00:52)
— Ballpark Videos (@BallparkVids) April 15, 2018
That two-run shot came off an 82 mile-per-hour slider by Jakob Junis, in the rain, against the wind, and it went almost 440 feet:
Exit velocity: 109mph
— Home Run Tracker (@DingerTracker) April 15, 2018
That’s Trout’s sixth homer of the year, but he’s been doing a lot beyond hitting the ball out of the park. He’s also hit three doubles, scored 14 runs, batted in 11, and been effective in the field. And he’s reminding people there are plenty of reasons to watch the potential playoff contender Angels, and they go beyond Ohtani.
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