The best of Angels star Mike Trout

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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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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)
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)
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)
Mike Trout #27 poses during the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day on February 21, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 poses during the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day on February 21, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 poses during the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day on February 21, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Mike Trout #27 poses during Los Angeles Angels photo day on February 26, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Mike Trout #27 poses during Los Angeles Angels photo day on February 26, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) hits in the cages during spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) hits in the cages during spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) hits in the cages during spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout connects with the ball during batting practice during spring training baseball practice on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout connects with the ball during batting practice during spring training baseball practice on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout connects with the ball during batting practice during spring training baseball practice on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Yahoo! Sports would like to wish Mike Trout a happy 22nd birthday.
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels. Yahoo! Sports photo illustration.
Yahoo! Sports would like to wish Mike Trout a happy 22nd birthday.
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball hit by J.J. Hardy (not pictured) #2 of the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball hit by J.J. Hardy (not pictured) #2 of the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball hit by J.J. Hardy (not pictured) #2 of the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels is doused with water in celebration of hitting for the cycle after a 12-0 win over the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 21, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels is doused with water in celebration of hitting for the cycle after a 12-0 win over the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 21, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels is doused with water in celebration of hitting for the cycle after a 12-0 win over the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 21, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 (C) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is presented with the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award before the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 13, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 (C) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is presented with the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award before the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 13, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 (C) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is presented with the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award before the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 13, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tosses a hat back to a fan after autographing it during batting practice before the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 17, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tosses a hat back to a fan after autographing it during batting practice before the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 17, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tosses a hat back to a fan after autographing it during batting practice before the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 17, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout breaks his bat on a ground out in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)
The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout breaks his bat on a ground out in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)
The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout breaks his bat on a ground out in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Futures All-Star Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (L) celebrates with teammates U.S. Futures All-Star Eric Hosmer #30 of the Kansas City Royals (C) and U.S. Futures All-Star Mike Trout #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (R) after hitting a home run during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Futures All-Star Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (L) celebrates with teammates U.S. Futures All-Star Eric Hosmer #30 of the Kansas City Royals (C) and U.S. Futures All-Star Mike Trout #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (R) after hitting a home run during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Futures All-Star Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (L) celebrates with teammates U.S. Futures All-Star Eric Hosmer #30 of the Kansas City Royals (C) and U.S. Futures All-Star Mike Trout #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (R) after hitting a home run during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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)
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)
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)
Mike Trout #27 (right) and Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels talk in the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday May 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 (right) and Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels talk in the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday May 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 (right) and Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels talk in the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday May 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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)
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)
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)
(L-R from 3rd L) American League All-Star Jared Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, C.J. Wilson #33 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim look on during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(L-R from 3rd L) American League All-Star Jared Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, C.J. Wilson #33 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim look on during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(L-R from 3rd L) American League All-Star Jared Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, C.J. Wilson #33 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim look on during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-3. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-3. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-3. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is safe at third base in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 12, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is safe at third base in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 12, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is safe at third base in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 12, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 and First Base Coach Alfredo Griffin #4 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relax in the dugout prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 5, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Angels defeated the Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 and First Base Coach Alfredo Griffin #4 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relax in the dugout prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 5, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Angels defeated the Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 and First Base Coach Alfredo Griffin #4 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relax in the dugout prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 5, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Angels defeated the Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim steals second base ahead of the throw against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on October 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim steals second base ahead of the throw against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on October 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim steals second base ahead of the throw against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on October 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Left fielder Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a diving catch in foul ground on a ball hit by Dustin Ackley of the Seattle Mariners to end the sixth inning at Safeco Field on April 27, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Luis Jimenez #18 looks on. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Left fielder Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a diving catch in foul ground on a ball hit by Dustin Ackley of the Seattle Mariners to end the sixth inning at Safeco Field on April 27, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Luis Jimenez #18 looks on. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Left fielder Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a diving catch in foul ground on a ball hit by Dustin Ackley of the Seattle Mariners to end the sixth inning at Safeco Field on April 27, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Luis Jimenez #18 looks on. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates his home run with teammate in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates his home run with teammate in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates his home run with teammate in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers with Erick Aybar #2 at Comerica Park on June 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers with Erick Aybar #2 at Comerica Park on June 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers with Erick Aybar #2 at Comerica Park on June 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits on first base during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 20, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits on first base during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 20, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits on first base during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 20, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after being tagged out on a steal attempt at second by second baseman Brad Miller #5 of the Seattle Mariners in the third inning at Safeco Field on July 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after being tagged out on a steal attempt at second by second baseman Brad Miller #5 of the Seattle Mariners in the third inning at Safeco Field on July 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after being tagged out on a steal attempt at second by second baseman Brad Miller #5 of the Seattle Mariners in the third inning at Safeco Field on July 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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