The best of Angels star Mike Trout

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stands on deck before batting against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 11, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 3-2.(Photo by Patrick Smith/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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