He did it in Baltimore against J.J. Hardy. He did it in Chicago on a ball off the bat of Gordon Beckham. Last night Miguel Olivo became the latest victim to have a would-be home run brought back into the ballpark by the human highlight reel that is Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
Then Trout had the awareness to throw to first base for the double play.
Mike Trout will be the unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. He has a more than legitimate shot to be named league MVP. He’s making a strong case for a Silver Slugger Award. He leads the AL in runs, stolen bases, and batting average. Now….
Mike Trout becomes first player with 3 HR robberies in a season since Ichiro Suzuki & Franklin Gutierrez (both had 3 in ’10).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 12, 2012
And he’s just 20-years old.