The best of Angels star Mike Trout

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides safely past the tag of catcher Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 7, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Orioles 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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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