21-year old righty swinging Mike Trout is moving to LF for the Angels in 2013. He played in 139 games for the Angels last year and he was 182 of 559 (.326 avg, .963 OPS) with 129 runs scored, 30 homers, 83 RBIs and 49 stolen bases. Trout led the major leagues in both runs scored and stolen bases in 2012. He was the Rookie of the Year in the American League and he finished 2nd in the MVP vote (to Miguel Cabrera). He also made the All-Star team and he won a Silver Slugger Award in 2012. Trout played in 67 games (29 starts) in LF for the Angels last year and he had 0 assists and 1 error there while showing off outstanding range. Trout has now played in 179 games in his first two years with the Angels and he is 209 of 682 (.306 avg, .911 OPS) with 149 runs scored, 35 homers, 99 RBIs and 53 stolen bases. 34-year old righty swinging Vernon Wells will be Trout’s caddy in 2013. Wells played in 77 games for the Angels last year and he was 56 of 243 (.230 avg, .682 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 11 homers, 29 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He played in 69 games (59 starts) in LF for the Angels last year and he had 0 assists and 1 errors there while showing off outstanding range. Wells has now played in 1,601 games in his first 14 years in the majors and he is 1,695 of 6,218 (.273 avg, .788 OPS) with 885 runs scored, 259 homers, 908 RBIs and 102 stolen bases.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE LEFT FIELDERS IN 2013: A+++++