It's hard to believe that Mike Trout might actually be getting better.
Trout is in his age 25 season and he's on pace to have a career year. In 35 games this season, Trout is slashing .352/.450/.752 with 12 home runs and 27 RBI.
Oh, and shocker, the two-time MVP leads all of baseball with a 2.7 bWAR.
Angels bWAR position players update: Mike Trout 2.7 bWAR. Rest of Angels position players combined -0.3 bWAR.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) May 16, 2017
The rest of the Angels, though? Like, the entire rest of the Angels? Not so much.
The Houston Astros are running away with the AL West, as they are eight games ahead of the second place Los Angeles Angels (20-21). But give credit to the Angels for sticking around, and there's a good chance they'll somehow contend for a Wild Card on Trout alone.
This team offensively is really limited, and the only other position players who have been semi-productive have been Yunel Escobar, Martin Maldonado and Albert Pujols.
This is concerning, but hey, you have the best player in the game. That better count for something.