Mike Trout is a professional baseball player who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is a seven-time MLB All-Star and the recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award of the American League in the year 2014 and 2016. He is nicknamed as “The Millville Meteor”. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Mike Trout in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Michael Nelson Trout was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey to his parents Debbie Trout and Jeff Trout. He has two siblings including brother Tyler and sister Teal.
His father was also a professional baseball player who played at the University of Delaware and was later drafted to the Minnesota Twins in the year 1983. His father had to retire early in his career due to knee injuries. Trout started playing baseball as a kid in the shortstop position. He was highly inspired by Derek Jeter and wore his number 2 jersey while playing during in school days. Trout went to the Lakeside Middle School and later graduated from the Millville Senior High School in the year 2009.
Trout married his longtime girlfriend, Jessica Cox in the year 2017. The couple does not have any children yet.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Michael Trout started his professional career in the year 2009 when he was drafted to the Arizona Angels in the 2009 MLB draft. In the 2010 season, he scored six home runs and 39 RBIs in 82 games. Later, he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game. He was named the “second-best overall baseball prospect” was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
In the 2011 season, Trout was named the “Minor League Player of the Year” by the Baseball America and scored 82 runs with 33 stolen bases and 38 RBIs. In 2012, he began the season with the Salt Lake Bees of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. In the same year, he became the youngest player ever to hit 20 home runs and steal at least 40 bases in a single season.
Trout has received several awards in his career including the American League Rookie of the Year Award, Fielding Bible Award, Hank Aaron Award, Heart & Hustle Award, Defensive Player of the Year Award, Players Choice Award and many more. He was also awarded the prestigious “ESPY Award” for Best Major League Baseball Player in the year 2015.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Michael Trout has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. In 2014, he signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Angels for $1 million. The deal is considered the highest ever for a baseball player who was not yet eligible for salary arbitration at that time. A few months later, it was announced that Trout signed six-year extension deal with the Angels for $144.5 million. He also earns huge money by endorsing several brands like Bodyarmor SuperDrink, Subway, Nike, and SuperPretzel.
Michael Trout is a talented baseball player who has achieved so much in a young career. He is also the season ticket holder of the football franchise Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.