The Great Mike Trout Signing Autographs (Photo)

Angels Mike Trout Signing AutographsLance Martinez of My Detroit Sports sent over this original photo of Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout signing autographs, at the Tigers home field, Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.

Trout is arguably the best player in baseball today and perhaps one of the best of his generation. Since coming to the big leagues in 2011, he has posted 224 homeruns, 617 runs batted in, with a .307 career batting average (entering Friday). The 26-year-old is a two-time AL MVP, six-time All-Star and five-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

For all of Trout’s greatness, while being very known amongst baseball fans, the New Jersey native is definitely not as big of a nationwide star as one would think. Perhaps it is playing on what is considered the second tier team in the Los Angeles area and/or participating in just three postseason games.

Also, Trout’s low-key nature may add to his relative anonymity.

Entering Friday, Trout has 22 HR and 49 RBI for the 41-41 Angels, who are in fourth place in the AL West.