How good is the Angels' center fielder, Mike Trout? Pretty damn good; it turns out. If you are lucky enough to have the number one overall pick in your league's 2017 fantasy baseball draft, you will have the entire major league pool at your fingertips. However, do not get cute and mess it up; because, you will not have another pick until everyone else gets two. Be smart and take the consensus number one fantasy baseball player: Mike Trout.
Mike Trout has everything you want in a number one overall pick. He is young, super talented, experienced, and entering the prime of his career. At 25 years old, Mike Trout is entering his seventh full season in the Major Leagues. In that short time period, he has collected two MVP awards and five All-Star game appearances. Let that consistency sink in for a moment. Trout is not some kid with just one good year under his belt; you have a steady track record of stellar play.
Since entering the league, Trout has never finished with less than 27 home runs in a full season. Two years ago he belted 41 home runs and 90 RBIs to go with .299 average. He is not just a power hitter though; three times in his career he has stolen 30 bases or more. Fantasypros.com projects Mike Trout to belt 33 home runs, 101 RBIs and hit for a .303 average in 2017. Furthermore, he is projected to steal 21 bases and score 110 runs.
Mike Trout is the total package and should be the number one pick in your up coming draft; and it is not really up for discussion. Look no further for the best option to build your team around.