Mike Trout Crushes 2-Run Home Run off Felix Hernandez in 1st AB of 2014 Season

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIMarch 31, 2014

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 31:  Mike Trout
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Los Angeles Angels superstar center fielder Mike Trout couldn't have started his 2014 MLB season off much better than he did on Monday.

After Kole Calhoun led off with a single, Trout smashed a two-run homer off Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez to give the Angels an early edge at home.

ESPN Stats & Info highlighted the success Trout has had versus Hernandez:

Trout just signed a massive six-year contract extension, and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports outlined the negotiations that went into it:

Renowned sports personality Jim Rome weighed in on Trout's Opening Day dinger:

Trout asked fans before the game began if they were ready:

Evidently, he was.

To say the least, the 22-year-old prodigy continues to live up to the hype. The big money coming his way is not causing Trout to let up thus far, and he should be in for yet another strong season.

There is no doubt that Trout is the prototypical five-tool player who has made a seamless transition to the big leagues and should keep shining as a perennial All-Star for years to come. Anaheim's loaded roster is bound to bounce back after missing the playoffs in four previous years if Trout's form stays consistent.

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