Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Although he has not seen a pitch in 2017, Mike Trout saw 15,644 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (1,917 seen), he had a very patient approach at the plate (0.27 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (17% whiff/swing). When he connected (206 tracked), he generated average power (91.9 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (-4.2° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (781 seen), he had a patient approach at the plate (0.23 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (29% whiff/swing). When he connected (103 tracked), he generated above average power (91.3 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (5.5° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (289 seen), he had a steady approach at the plate (-0.13 c) with a low likelihood to swing and miss (21% whiff/swing). When he connected (43 tracked), he generated thundering power (94.3 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (14.5° average spray angle).