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Angels' Trout will stay up when Bourjos returns

Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:23 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 8:32 pm
 
Mike TroutBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Peter Bourjos is on his way back, but Mike Trout will stick around in Anaheim, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters before Friday's game in Baltimore.

Bourjos will return to the active lineup when he's eligible on Saturday and will be in Saturday's starting lineup. While most expected hyped rookie Mike Trout to go back to the minors when Bourjos came back from his strained right hamstring, Scioscia said the 19-year-old Trout will go back -- but not right away. "There is a probability of overlap," Scioscia told the Orange County Register.

Trout (right), considered by some as the top prospect in baseball, has started 10 games in Bourjos' absence, including Friday night's game in Baltimore. Coming into Friday's game, Trout was hitting .133/.212/.167 with four hits in 30 at-bats. Scioscia said he thinks his short stint in the majors will be a good learning experience for the talented outfielder.

"I think any young player that comes up -- it's an eye-opener to face major-league pitching and major-league talent," Scioscia said. "I don't think it's going to so much crush your confidence as it's going to give you a baseline of where you need to get to in order to succeed at this level."

Bourjos, 24, is hitting .272/.323/.397 this season with 11 stolen bases and three home runs.

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Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:56 am
 

Angels' Trout will stay up when Bourjos returns

If baseball was like football, the team would bench Torii Hunter and install Trout there to try get him more experience. It's what I think should happen. Even though Trout's line is very ugly, he has shown nice plate discipline, and his speed is gamebreaking. He had his first multi-hit game Friday, and as many Angel fans know, Trout has struggled every time he's moved up a level early, then figured things out. I'm not saying he's gonna start tearing it up, but at least he'll be respectable. That's all you can ask from a 19-year old prospect, and really, what does the team have to lose? Torii's not providing consistent offense, neither is Wells (though he's been better as of late). Might as well ride it out. If he manages to put it together and go on a hot streak, the team would be better for it.
I'm happy Bourjos is back, the man is a defensive wizard in center and I hope he can stay healthy for years to come.


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