Turning heads is what 20-year-old outfielder Mike Trout has done in the minor leagues. Now he's trying to make an impact with the Angels, and those who saw his tremendous burst of speed on a bunt single Tuesday against Minnesota got a glimpse at one of his strengths.
"That's as good as it gets," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "I've seen guys who can fly. He's in a class that's as fast as I've ever seen."
Trout was clocked running from home to first in 3.53 seconds by third base coach Dino Ebel.
"I was just doing my thing," Trout said. "The speed game is definitely huge. For me, I like running. It's part of my game. I felt I got out of the box quick and was busting down the line."
The Angels have been searching for a leadoff hitter to get on base, and Trout could be that player.
"I definitely like the leadoff role, doing my job, getting on base and scoring," he said.
Search for consistency
After throwing his first major league shutout since 2003, pitcher Jerome Williams wants to build upon his success after his 4-0 win against the Twins on Tuesday.