Mark Trumbo, Outfield, Baltimore Orioles, #45


Date of Birth: 1/16/1986
Birthplace: Anaheim, California
Current Salary: $11,000,000

Mark Trumbo, outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, was first drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2004. He played in the minor leagues from 2005 through 2010, finishing with a .275 batting average. In 2010, he played in just 8 games with the Angels.

In 2011, his first full season in the major leagues, Trumbo batted .254 with 137 hits, a career high 31 doubles, 29 home runs, and 87 RBIs in 149 games. He started his career as a first baseman and in 2011, he led the American League in putouts with 1,281. That season, he played first base in 149 games and he made 93 assists, 117 double plays, and 10 errors. He had a .993 fielding percentage.

Trumbo had career highs in hits (146) and batting average (.268) in 2012. That season, he played in left field in 66 games and in right field in 35 games. In 2013, Trumbo moved back to first base.

In 2013, Trumbo batted .234 with career highs in home runs with 34 and RBIs with 100. He had 145 hits and 30 doubles in 159 games. After the season ended, the Angels traded Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Trumbo spent half of the 2014 season on the DL. He finished the season with 77 hits, 15 doubles, 14 home runs, 61 RBIs, and a .235 batting average in 88 games.

On June 3, 2015, Trumbo was traded to the Seattle Mariners. He finished the 2015 season with 133 hits, 23 doubles, 22 home runs, 64 RBIs, and a .262 batting average in 46 games with the Diamondbacks and 96 games with the Mariners. Defensively, he played 76 games in right field, 13 games in left field, and 23 games at first base.

Trumbo was traded to the Orioles on December 2, 2015. He won his first Silver Slugger award in 2016 for batting .256 with career highs in hits (157), home runs (47), and RBIs (108). He also had 27 doubles. In one game in the postseason, his only hit was a home run. Defensively, as the Orioles' right fielder in 95 games in the regular season, he made 163 putouts and 5 errors.

Trumbo signed a three-year contract with the Orioles on January 20, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Trumbo through 2016 include:

  • 849 games played
  • 796 hits
  • 145 doubles
  • 178 home runs
  • 517 RBIs
  • 856 strikeouts to 231 walks
  • .251 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Trumbo at first base through 2016 include:

  • 371 games played
  • 209 assists
  • 276 double plays
  • 2,927 putouts
  • 22 errors
  • .993 fielding percentage

Career fielding statistics for Trumbo as an outfielder through 2016 include:

  • 130 games played in left field, 236 games played in right field
  • 553 putouts
  • 15 errors

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Mark Trumbo
ESPN - Mark Trumbo