After a while it must get kind of old hat for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

You know, another great defensive play, he trends on Twitter.

Big deal, right?

On Friday night, in the top of the fifth inning in the game between the Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates, Trout indeed found himself once again trending on Twitter after robbing Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez with a fully extended dive to take away extra bases.

For Trout, it doesn’t matter whether he’s playing center or left field—he’s already making a living in legal highway robbery.

His Twitter faithful still continue to be amazed by what they see from the 21-year-old superstar.

It’s certainly not the first time Trout has given reason to trend on Twitter.

Check out this sick play he made on Jeff Keppinger back in April.

Quite frankly, no other player can close on a ball the way Trout did on that night.

And then, the play last year—robbing J.J. Hardy of a certain home run—a play that’s still highlighted on MLB Network a year later.

Trout’s defensive abilities are, of course, just one of the five tools he shows off on a regular basis. But it’s already a finely honed skill for sure.


Doug Mead is a featured columnist with Bleacher Report. His work has been featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SF Gate, CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle.

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