Offbeat questions with Angels' Mike Trout

April, 10, 2013
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Angels outfielder Mike Trout still thanks his parents for helping him stay so grounded even though he won last year's rookie of the year award and finished second in the American League MVP voting.

"They showed me the right way of living. They wanted me to stay humble and not become a cocky kid," said the 21-year-old Trout, who was born in Millville, N.J. "They wanted me to focus on education and keep my head on straight."

So when Trout recently was sitting at home watching TV and saw himself in ads for Subway sandwiches, it was pretty surreal.

"I always dreamed of making it in baseball, but life has moved pretty quickly for me," said Trout, who began last season in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. "So I'm sitting there and seeing myself on TV. It's definitely a cool feeling. I'm having so much fun right now."

Playbook decided to ask Trout some rapid-fire questions:

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jered Weaver
WINS ERA SO IP
17 3.50 157 200
OTHER LEADERS
BAH. Kendrick .291
HRM. Trout 34
RBIM. Trout 107
RM. Trout 109
OPSM. Trout .940
ERAG. Richards 2.61
SOG. Richards 164