Mike Trout thinks 2019 was best season of his career
Mike Trout may be out for the final weeks of the 2019 campaign, but he still thinks that it was a season for the ages regardless.
In an interview with Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels star said that he felt 2019 was the best season of his career.
“Offensively, in the box, this is the best I’ve felt,” Trout said. “Just squaring up baseballs, making adjustments quickly, and barreling up a lot more balls.”
The eight-time All-Star also commented on the season that Houston Astros star Alex Bregman, his main competition for AL MVP honors, is having.
“He’s having an unbelievable year,” said Trout. “I feel like this is my best year. Obviously, it [stinks] not playing the last few weeks. I follow Breg all the time. I see what he’s doing. Like I said, I’m happy for him. He’s having a great year.”
Trout hit 45 homers and 104 RBIs in 2019 on a ridiculous .291/.438/.645 slash line before a foot injury ended his season after just 134 games. Bregman, meanwhile, is still behind Trout statistically this season but has the benefits of health and a better team record in his case for MVP.
The 28-year-old Trout does make an interesting claim given that he already has two MVP seasons and four second-place MVP finishes under his belt. But 2019 was definitely something special for him and not just at the plate either.