Trout most impressive of Futures stars 

July, 11, 2010
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Hank Conger (Angels) might have won the MVP award for the Futures Game because he hit the home run, but Mike Trout (Angels) was by far the most impressive player and had a better case for the accolade (as did Eric Hosmer). Trout ran the fastest time from home to first that I've ever had from a right-handed hitter (3.94 seconds) and had one of the most impressive hustle doubles I've ever seen. He's a ridiculously good athlete who has great makeup where it counts: on the field, where his instincts and feel are those of a player 10 years older. He played excellent defense in center all day and, given this newfound speed, I don't see any doubts about his ability to remain there, especially because he could add 20 pounds of muscle and still have plenty of speed to maintain above-average range. Currently, he's not the best prospect in the minors, but once the Phillies call up the next guy in this article, he will be.

• Domonic Brown has started to physically mature and showed better body control here than when I saw him in the Arizona Fall League last October. He's doing a better job of keeping his weight back to get more power from his leveraged swing. One quibble: He still tends to throw off his back foot -- or rather he throws off whatever foot he happens to be on -- instead of planting his front foot for more accuracy.

Keith Law

ESPN Senior Writer

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