The chance to represent Team USA on a global platform is an opportunity Mike Trout is relishing. The three-time American League MVP is one of the headline names in the fifth edition of the tournament and is looking to leave his mark on the world stage.
After a tough few seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Trout is once again enjoying his baseball. He is surrounded by elite talent and is raring to go. The three-time American League MVP is looking to lead Team USA to another title as they look to defend their 2017 World Baseball Classic championship.
Mike Trout was adamant that this was the most fun he has had in a long time:
“This is the most fun I’ve had on a baseball field in a while”
Trout has been on fire since arriving at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. He is hitting .250/.538/.625 over a three-game stretch. The Angels hitter has already hit a home run and has recorded three RBIs in the World Baseball Classic.
“Mike Trout says playing for Team USA is the most fun he’s had on a baseball field in a while” – World Baseball Classic
The United States will look to progress to the next stage as they face Team Colombia in the final round. A win would all but guarantee the USA a place in the quarterfinals.
Team USA are the defending champions who are aiming to win their second World Baseball championship.
Mike Trout is enjoying the unique experience of playing at the 2023 World Baseball Classic
The World Baseball Classic offers fans a unique experience and alternative format.
The tournament is jointly hosted by several countries. The format also includes a one-off game versus each opponent. The fact that players from various leagues are allowed to play with their compatriots also adds a unique aspect to the game.
“MICHAEL NELSON TROUT. WorldBaseballClassic” – World Baseball Classic
So far, the World Baseball Classic has been filled with upsets. The Netherlands defeated Cuba, and Australia defeated Japan.
The United States possesses one of the strongest lineups in the WBC and is considered one of the favorites to win in all. With Mike Trout leading the way, the USA team will likely be one of the last teams standing. Expect to see Team USA challenge to defend their WBC title in 2023.