MLB Standouts: Mike Trout vs. Adam Jones

Background: Michael Nelson “Mike” Trout American Professional baseball player

Mike was born in 1991 New Jersey. Trout started playing in Little League while he was attending Lakeside Middle school. He graduated Millville Senior High School where his started his young career. He hit the New Jersey school record by doing 18 home runs. Mike played in many tournaments including WWBA Championship in 2007 and 2008.

Career: Arizona Angels drafted Trout in 2009 where he started his professional career. In 39 games Mike have scored .418 OBP and .506 SLG and one home run. In 2010 Season Mike was considered 85th best in all of baseball. He was promoted to play in all All-Star Futures Games and was named second overall baseball prospect by Baseball America.

Playing for the Angels

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim brought Mike to their team and positioned him in centre field. On August 30 2011 Mike became first Angel to hit 2 home runes in single game. After the season Mike was Trout was named USA Today Minor League Player of the Year.

He finished his season in Angels with .326/.414/.544 and 11 home runs. 2012 Season Mike was with Salt Lake Bees with whom he hit his first four hit game. Soon Trout signed contact with New York Mets and he became the youngest player ever to hit 30 home runs in 1 season. On November Mike won BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookie of the year Award. In 2015 he was second on the MVP and in 2016 he named “baseball’s best player”.

Background: Adam Jones American Professional baseball player

Adam was born in 1985 California. He attended Morse High School where he led his school baseball team to victory in the 2003 season. In MLB draft he was selected in Seattle Marines. In the game against Toronto Jones played crucial role in the victory with score of 5-3. In the game against Texas Rangers Jones have don his first home run though his team lost.

Career: In 2008 Adam was traded to Baltimore Orioles. He finished his season in Baltimore Orioles with the .270 and 9 home runs. In 2009 he was selected for 2009 All Star Game and he god Gold Glove award in the end of season. In 2011 during the game against Toronto Blue Jays Adam hit his career high 20 home for a season.

Playing with the Orioles

He singed 6 year contact with Orioles and become second highest paid Central Fielder major League Baseball. He was selected for 2012 All Start Game and preformed 100th run of his career in the math with Chicago White Sox. He was also named Most Valuable Oriole.

In 2013 Adam was selected in US national Baseball team and participated in 2013 World Baseball Classic. In 2014 Jones recorded his 1000 hit in the game with Toronto Blue Jays. In 2015 Jones played career low .269 with 27 homeruns but the Orioles finished with a record of 81-81.

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