Mike Trout • Phenom
Mike Trout was recently rated the top player in baseball by Sports Illustrated to start 2013. Pretty impressive for the second year player on the Angels. I spent a morning in mid February in-between assignments to shoot Trout working out in Tempe during Spring Training. I have yet to work one on one with him, but did shoot him a bunch of in game images last year, and he seems by his mannerisms to be a good guy with his head on straight. I’m sure he’ll be on the Yankees soon enough.
I love the atmosphere that exists during Sprint Training. Most of the players are laid back and relaxed and the access is generally pretty good. I’ve been covering these games or workouts in some capacity or another for over 15 years (straight??) both in Arizona and in Florida. It’s a great mix of being able to generate some really fun, behind the scenes style of images and a fun preview to the season. I love baseball!
More images here: http://jedjacobsohn.photoshelter.com/gallery/Mike-Trout/G0000ZAEzOq8mooc