In the first game of Saturday’s double-header against the Rangers, Mike Trout launched his 30th home runs and stole his 48th base. Here are a few quick new Trout factoids:
- With his 30th home run, Mike Trout is now the youngest player to ever hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. He is two full years younger than the previous record holder, Alex Rodriguez, who did it at age 23.
- Trout also became the first rookie ever to join the 30-40 club.
- Trout’s 30-48 season is just the third such season in baseball history.
Now, Trout is officially just two steals shy of becoming the 3rd player ever to join the 30-50 club. If he can accomplish that feat, he will join 1987 Eric Davis and 1990 Barry Bonds. Amazingly, both of those seasons were accomplished in the player’s age-25 season.
Here are each of the two 30-50 seasons + Trout’s 2012 season (via Baseball Reference):
1987 Davis: age 25/120 runs/37 homers/50 steals/.991 OPS/7.7 WAR
1990 Bonds: age 25/104 runs/33 homers/52 steals/.970 OPS/9.5 WAR
2012 Trout: age 20/127 runs/30 homers/48 steals/.957 OPS/10.4 WAR (going into Friday)
It should be noted that Bonds won the MVP in 1990, while Davis should have won in 1987, but lost out to Andre Dawson.
If Trout can reach 50 steals, he would become the first player ever to hit 30 home runs, steal 50 bases, and post a 10+ WAR in the same season.
Other Halo feats:
- Zack Greinke reached the 200 strikeout mark for the 3rd time in his career. He is the 13th player to do that this season.
- Albert Pujols is just 2 doubles shy of reaching the 50-double mark. He last did that in 2004.
- During Friday’s first game, Trout also hit his 80th RBI of the season
- Torii Hunter is hitting .308, and is a near lock to have the first .300 season of his career. His previous career high was .299 in 2009.
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