- Mini Penny
Mike Trout, v. 2013, is even better than the 2012 model.
Trout, who's aunt and uncle are Sandra and Charles Busonick [Charles works for the City of Poteau Water Department], turned 22 just last week. Before that birthday (on which, naturally, he hit a home run), Trout had, according to FanGraphs.com, accumulated more weighted runs created (162) than any other player in history through his age-21 season. Trout's name topped that particular list ahead of Jimmie Foxx (161), Ted Williams (158), Rogers Hornsby (150), Ty Cobb (148), Mel Ott (146) and Mickey Mantle (143), among other luminaries.
Trout in 2012: .326 average, .399 on-base percentage, .564 slugging percentage, 168 adjusted OPS, 49 stolen bases, 30 homers, 27 doubles, eight triples, 83 RBIs, 67 walks and 129 runs scored in 639 plate appearances.
Trout in 2013: .330 average, .425 OBP, .572 SLG, 180 adjusted OPS, 26 stolen bases, 20 homers, 32 doubles, eight triples, 73 RBIs, 71 walks and 82 runs scored in 530 plate appearances.