Mike Trout is considered to be one of the best active players in Major League Baseball today. Despite being drafted in 2009, he has only been in the league since 2011 — and he has been killing it once he got the chance to play for the pros. In his 10 years with the Los Angeles Angels, he has been named AL Rookie of the Year, AL MVP three times, and the All-MLB First Team two times. On top of that, he has been named an MLB All-Star nine times where he was an MVP for two of those times. All that’s missing is the elusive World Series championship. In this article, however, we will be talking about Mike Trout’s net worth in 2022.
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Salary||$37.1 million (2021-2022)|
|Sponsors||Nike, Rawlings, Topps, BodyArmor, J&J Snack Foods, Subway, Land Rover|
Mike Trout’s net worth in 2022 (estimate): $60 million
Mike Trout’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be at $60 million. This is agreed upon by multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.
Before we talk about how Mike Trout became a nine-time MLB All-Star and three-time American League MVP, let’s dive into his early years and how he got started.
Michael Nelson Trout was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey, to Jeff and Debbie Trout. However, he grew up in Millville, New Jersey, and he had two older siblings — his sister, Teal, and his brother, Tyler.
He began playing baseball in Cal Ripken Baseball, a division of the Babe Ruth League. Growing up, Trout was a Philadelphia Phillies fan and he even attended their World Series parade in 2008. Despite that, his favorite player is Derek Jeter which is why he wore #2 on his jersey — he switched to #1 when he went to high school.
Mike Trout played baseball and basketball for Millville Senior High School where he earned five letters (three in baseball and two in basketball). He initially started as a shortstop and pitcher. In his senior year, he was moved to the outfield. In that same year, he set a New Jersey high school record with 18 home runs.
After graduating high school, Mike Trout committed to playing baseball at East Carolina University. Millville also planned to retire his jersey number but eventually decided to honor him by giving the No. 1 jersey to each year’s team captain.
In the 2009 MLB Draft, Mike Trout was selected with the 25th overall pick by the Los Angeles Angels. After being selected, he decided to rescind his commitment to play for East Carolina University and play professional baseball right out of high school.
During the 2009 season, he played for the Arizona Angels of the rookie-level Arizona League where he finished his stint with the team hitting .360 with a .418 OBP and .506 SLG and one home run on 25 RBIs. He concluded the season with the Class A Midwest League squad Cedar Rapids Kernels.
Trout started the following year with Cedar Rapids and he was chosen to play in the All-Star Futures Game. He was then promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class A-Advanced California League.
Mike Trout was awarded the Topps Minor Player of the Year Award at the end of the season, making him the youngest to win it at just 19 years and 2 months.
On July 8, 2011, the Los Angeles Angels promoted him to replace the injured Peter Bourjos in center field. In the following game, Trout recorded his first career major league hit. He played 40 games with the Angels during the 2011 season.
The following season, Mike Trout introduced himself to the MLB with a bang. He became the first player in MLB history to hit 30 home runs, steal 45 bases, and score 125 runs in a single season — this feat also includes him as part of the 30-30 club.
On top of that, he led the league in runs scored with 129 and stolen bases with 49. To put the cherry on top, Trout was named to his first-ever MLB All-Star Game to go along with winning the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year and the Silver Slugger Award.
On March 28, 2014, the Los Angeles Angels signed Mike Trout to a six-year $144.5 million extension. In that season, he was named to his third consecutive All-Star selection and he won the Most Valuable Player of the game award — making him the youngest All-Star Game MVP behind Ken Griffey Jr. in 1992.
He finished the year with 157 games played and he led the league in runs scored with 115 and runs batted in with 111. He also had a batting average of .287 and a slugging percentage of .561. Due to his prolific season, Mike Trout was awarded the 2014 AL MVP, making him the sixth player in MLB history to win both the regular season and All-Star Game MVP in a single season.
In the 2015 season, Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to reach 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases at 23 years and 253 days. He was also named to his fourth straight All-Star appearance where he won the All-Star Game MVP two years in a row, becoming the first player to win the award in consecutive years.
On March 20, 2019, Mike Trout signed a massive contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels as it is worth $426.5 million for 12 years and it comes with a $20 million signing bonus. His extension was the largest contract in North American sports history before Patrick Mahomes surpassed it with his 10-year extension worth up to $503 million.
Due to his contract extension, Mike Trout was listed by Forbes at No. 17 in The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2019 list. He finished the 2019 season winning his third AL MVP award as he joined teammate Albert Pujols as the only active MLB players with three MVP awards.
In 2020, he played 53 games during the pandemic-shortened season. The following year, he was limited to only 36 games as he injured his calf during a game against Cleveland which was later revealed to be a torn calf muscle injury that kept him from playing for the rest of the 2021 season.
Mike Trout’s Accolades and Achievements:
- Member of the 30-30 Club
- 2012 AL Stolen Base Leader
- 2014 AL RBI Leader
- 2012 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award
- 2x AL Hank Aaron Award Recipient
- 2012 AL Rookie of the Year
- 8x Silver Slugger Award
- 2x All-MLB First Team
- 9x All-Star
- 2x MLB All-Star Game MVP
- 3x AL MVP
According to Spotrac, Mike Trout has $161,290,125 in his 11 years in the MLB. Once his most recent contract extension expires, his earnings will balloon to $480,340,125.
As for his endorsements, Mike Trout has been a partner and investor in BodyArmor SuperDrink since 2012. He also has deals with J&J Snack Foods, Topps, Subway, Rawlings, and Land Rover. Trout became the second MLB star to get a shoe deal with Nike.
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On August 23, 2020, a Mike Trout rookie card broke the all-time record as it sold for $3.93 million. The following year, in the same month, a 1/1 Mike Trout card sold for at least $1 million.
Despite his great individual success, many Angels fans are still hoping that Mike Trout can lead their squad to a World Series championship. Many consider him as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, so it is safe to say that it is only a matter of time before we see him finally lift the coveted and elusive World Series trophy.
With all of that being said, were you surprised about Mike Trout’s net worth in 2022?