Mike Trout finalizing record-breaking MLB deal
|Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10:24 AM- -|
The Los Angeles Angels won't be losing their superstar outfielder Mike Trout.
According to reports including ESPN's Jeff Passan, Trout and the Angels are finalizing a record-breaking 12-year contract extension worth more than $430 million. He will turn 40 years old in the last year of his contract (2030).
Trout will make an estimated $222,222 per game, $67,978 per at-bat, $24,691 per inning, and $1,645 per pitch for the next 12 seasons.
This contract has an average annual average of $36 million which will top Zack Greinke's previous deal of $34.4 million per year. Trout's career earnings will top $577 million which will be the most in major American sports history according to Spotrac.
Trout was going to hit free agency after the 2020 season. There was some thought the Cubs and other high profile teams might go all in to sign Trout when he hit free agency, but it appears that the Angels made sure no other team grabbed up the top generational outfielder.
He batted .312 with 39 homers and 79 RBIs last season.
For his career, the 27-year-old slugger has a .307 average with 240 homers, 1,187 hits, 793 runs, 189 stolen bases and 648 RBIs in 1,065 total games. He has won the silver slugger award six times as well as rookie of the year and two-time American League MVP.
He was a first-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 draft.
$66,978: What Mike Trout will make per at bat*— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 19, 2019
$61,372: Median U.S Household Annual Earnings
*Based on $430M number reported by @JeffPassan
LeBron James & Tom Brady combined have been paid or are owed a total of $614 million in on-field salary. Mike Trout himself will now be at at least $521 million.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 19, 2019