Mike Trout finally moving out of parents’ house
Mike Trout is set to earn more than $15 million with the Los Angeles Angels this season. Next year, he’ll make just north of $20 million when you factor in his signing bonus. And after that, Trout will average around $33 million in salary through 2020.
Sounds like an ideal time to get your own place, right?
In an entertaining feature from Lindsey Adler of Buzzfeed, Trout revealed that he just recently decided to move out of the south New Jersey house he grew up in.
“It was just time,” he said. “I figured it was time to get out of the house.”
Trout comes from a very close-knit family. Unlikely other athletes who have signed multimillion-dollar contracts, he sees no need to be flashy. As the 24-year-old’s father Jeff explained, Mike just isn’t the type of guy who has any interest in leaving home.
“It’s just where he wants to be,” Jeff said. “He’s a family guy. He loves his [three-legged] dog. He’s close with his mother. He has a great group of friends here he’s had since he was a little kid. He’s very tight with his brother and sister and he loves his niece and nephew. He grew up fishing and hunting and clamming these woods and these waters.”
“His girlfriend lives here. Everyone’s here. He’s a south Jersey kid and it’ll never get out of him.”
Even now that he is moving out of his parents’ house, Trout has purchased a 300-acre piece of land just minutes away. He’ll have his own space (and plenty of it), but that doesn’t mean he wants to make any major changes to his home life.
“Some people say he shouldn’t be the face of baseball because he’s not controversial enough,” Jeff said. “They say he’s not showy enough. Maybe they’re right. That’s their opinion and their right and maybe that’s true. But in my view, that’s just not who he is.”
Naturally, Trout’s mother Debbie agrees.
“If he has to be showy and all that to be the face of baseball, so be it,” she said. “That’s just not Mike. He just doesn’t like that.”
If you remember, Trout bought his mother an awesome gift a couple years back. We see countless athletes go broke no matter how much money they make, but it would be shocking if the Angels star was one of them.