The best of Angels star Mike Trout

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as he is hit by a pitch in the 12th inning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 20, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 9-8 in 12 innings. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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You needn't be a sabermetrics devotee to know that Mike Trout, the 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels outfielder, is the best all-around player in baseball. So it was quite a bargain that he was paid $510,000 last season but led all of MLB in Wins Above Replacement.

Trout and the Angels agreed to a new one-year contract earlier this season that gives him a nearly 100-percent raise and pays him seven figures for the first time in his baseball life. Trout will now make a cool $1 million, which is a nice chunk of change for a 22-year-old but still tiddlywinks compared to his peers.
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