Mike Trout is an American professional baseball outfielder who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels. He was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, United States.
His parents are Jeff and Debbie Trout and he grew up in nearby Millville, New Jersey. He has two older siblings, a sister named Teal Trout and a brother named Tyler Trout.
His father, Jeff Trout was born on January 7, 1961, and he also played baseball at the University of Delaware. He was later drafted as a second baseman by the Minnesota Twins in 1983. However series of injuries prevented Jeff from enjoying his baseball career, he played for 4 years, before ending his baseball career.
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels as the 25th overall in the 2009 MLB draft from their compensation pick after the New York Yankees signed Mark Teixeira.
Mike is widely considered one of the best baseball players of his generation. He has won the MVP award (2014, 2016, 2019) three times, Rookie of the Year (2012), Silver Slugger award ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020) 8 times, All-Star Game MVP (2014, 2015), Hank Aaron Award (2014, 2019).
Mike Trout Age
Mike Trout is 30 years old, he was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, United States.
How Old is Mike Trout
Mike Trout is currently 30 years old, he celebrates his birthday on August 7, 1991.
Mike Trout Height
Mike Trout is very tall, he stands at 6′ 2″ (1.88 m or 188 cm) tall.
How Tall is Mike Trout
Mike Trout has a height considered to be very tall, he measures 6′ 2″ (1.88 m or 188 cm) tall.
Mike Trout Weight
Mike Trout has a weight measured around n 235 lbs or 106kg.
Mike Trout High School
Mike Trout attended Millville Senior High School located in Millville, New Jersey. He was named team captain during his junior and senior years in high school. He helped the Thunderbolts to the 2008 conference league title under head coach Roy Hallenbeck.
He was invited to try out for the U.S. National squad during the summer of senior year. Mike is a two-time all-conference player in both baseball and basketball high school competitions. He played travel baseball with the Tri-State Arsenal under coach Bob Barth. He is a three-time National Honor Society member, Academic Varsity Letter winner, and Leaders Club.
Mike Trout College
Mike Trout committed to East Carolina University while on a baseball scholarship. Instead, he passed by on the commitment and decided to go into minor league baseball. After he was drafted to the MLB 25th overall in the 2009 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels.
Mike Trout Wife
Mike Trout is married to his teenage high school sweetheart Jessica Cox. The couple had their first child Beckham Aaron Trout on August 2, 2020, which was announced on Twitter.
The couple met while they were at Millville Senior High School. According to Wedding Style Magazine, it was reported that Mike would sit in the back of the classroom just to be closer to her back then.
They kept a long-distance relationship while Mike played for the LA Angels and on March 29, 2016, he proposed to her by getting an airplane to fly in the sky to pop the question. The long banner read: “Will you marry me, Jess?”.
The couple got married in a pastoral estate in Allentown, New Jersey, on, 2017. Trout described the special evening as the biggest, craziest, most awesome, and loving day of his life and he would not have changed one single thing. The pair ended up going to Hawaii and Bora Bora for their honeymoon.
Jessica Cox was born on October 5, 1989, in Millville, New Jersey, United State. She attended Millville senior high school and she later proceeded to the Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania.
Jessica has an older brother named Aaron Cox who is also a baseball player. Aaron was a minor league pitcher who played for the LA Angels but was suspended after he tested positive for a banned substance “Ritalin” back in 2017. He was forced into retirement and he later passed away.
Jessica Cox is married to Los Angeles baseball player Michael Nelson Trout, they had their first son Beckham Aaron Trout on August 2, 2020. His middle name is in tribute to Cox’s late brother, who died aged 23.
However Jessica Cox is an elementary school teacher in New Jersey, she takes part in charity drives in her spare time and in particular with Angels Wives charity.
Mike Trout Net Worth
Mike Trout’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $120 million. He signed the then-largest contract in professional sports history after he agreed to a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million with the Los Angeles Angels.
Mike is a 3-time winner (2014, 2016, 2019) of the American League MVP awards, he receives an average of $36 million a year.
At 21 years old, Mike Trout bagged his first endorsement deal with beverage brand BODYAMOR Super Drink in 2012. The deal involved getting paid in cash and receiving a small equity stake in the company when the upstart company hits $10 million in sales in its first year.
He also has various endorsement deals with J&J Snack Foods, Nike, Rawlings, and Topps.
Mike Trout Contract
According to Espn Mike Trout signed the then-largest contract in professional sports history, after he agreed to a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million. His previous 6-year contract was worth a $144.5 million deal and the final two years of the contract were ripped after agreeing to the new deal in March 2019.
However, this record has since been broken by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, just sixteen months later.
Mike Trout Number
Mike Trout wears the number 27 team jersey. When he was asked if the number 27 was his choice, he replied with a no. He said when he got to the Los Angeles team, he was trying to ask for a different number.
Mike Trout Position
Mike Trout plays as a Centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels. The centerfielder is the outfielder in baseball who plays in center field. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 1st round (25th) of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Millville Senior High School in Millville, New Jersey.
However, Mike remains in the center field position for the 2022 season after the Los Angeles Angels floated the idea of position changes in the team.
Mike Trout Rookie Card
According to Forbes an extremely rare signed rookie card by Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout made history after it was sold for a record-setting $3.93 million at auction.
The card was placed on auction by Goldin Auctions with a minimum bid of $1 million after they had expectations that it could set a record. They noticed that during the lockdown a lot of wealthy people didn’t have anything to spend their money on. Many of them pulled their money out of the stock market because they wanted hard assets.
In a previous Auction held by Goldin in May, two autographed Michael Jordan cards sold for more than $150,000; a non-autographed Jordan rookie card sold for $99,630; a Kobe Bryant rookie card sold for $113,160; and a 2003 LeBron James game-worn Cavaliers jersey sold for $371,200.
The Trout card was originally purchased by Dave Oancea popularly known as “Vegas Dave”. He bought it for $400,000 from a Taiwan-based seller on eBay. Meanwhile, he told Reuters that people said a lot of negative things to him, they said he was crazy, that he could have bought this and that, that he was stupid, and it is a piece of cardboard.
Mike Trout Stats
- Batting average .304
- Hits 1,474
- Home runs 326
- Runs batted in 849
- Stolen bases 203
|Birth Name||Michael Nelson Trout|
|Date of Birth||August 7, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Vineland, New Jersey, United States.|
|Age||30 years old|
|Height||6′ 2″ (1.88 m or 188 cm)|
|Weight||235 Lbs or 106kg|
|High School||Millville Senior High School|
|Wife||Jessica Tara Cox (married December 9, 2017)|
|Child||Beckham Aaron Trout (born on August 2, 2020)|
|Parents||Jeff Trout (Father)|
Debbie Trout (Mother)
|Net Worth||$120 million|
|Team||Los Angeles Angels|
|Salary||$36 million per year|