In the world of fantasy baseball, every fantasy owner wants to get his or her hands on Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. Unfortunately, in the real world, Mike Trout has apparently been getting his hands on too many cheeseburgers and donuts.
The rookie sensation in 2012 now weighs 2,012 pounds. Alright, not that much. Seriously, Trout weighs 241 pounds! No joke! A speedy outfielder who relies on running fast and being an athletic phenom is now certifiably obese.
This can’t be good for Trout in fantasy baseball. And it isn’t. Last year, he was listed at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. To jump to 241 pounds is going to slow him down. I don’t care who he is, there are no speedsters who are well on their way to weighing three bills.
Last season, Trout had 49 stoles bases, 27 doubles and eight triples. He also was fantastic in center field. However, unless he gets his weight under control, all of that is going to come crashing down.
To begin with, it was unlikely that the native of New Jersey was going to be able to recreate his 2012 magic. He was just too good last season. Not only did he win the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award, he was second in the MVP race.
Now may be a good time to sell high on Trout before word gets out about how huge he’s gotten over the winter. In a keeper or dynasty fantasy baseball league, you should really consider moving him now. Being fat and being fast just doesn’t mix in baseball.