Trout, who has won two American League MVP awards, is set to receive around €32mn per-year, reports ESPN, over a million more than the Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke and 30 percent greater than Harper's recent move to Philadelphia's Phillies. Speculation built that he could bounce to the Phillies when his contract expired - Trout grew up less than an hour away in New Jersey - but the Angels declared their commitment to the superstar. He established himself as a star the next season, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award and finishing second in the MVP voting for the first of two straight seasons.
The contract is the largest in professional sports history, surpassing boxer Canelo Alvarez's $365 million deal, and it means Trout will not test free agency after the 2020 season.
The 27-year-old outfielder could have been a free agent after the 2020 season.
Trout led the majors last season in on-base percentage (.460) while hitting.312 with 39 home runs and 79 RBIs.
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Although he has yet to make much of a splash in the postseason, Trout is generally considered to be the game's best position player. The Angels have made the playoffs just once during Trout's career and were swept out of the ALDS by the Royals in 2014.
The deal dwarfs previous contract records in baseball and highlights the ongoing conversation about player valuation, in a league in which members have never been shy about opening their checkbooks.
Based on the numbers, Trout has earned the reputation as being a generational talent, while putting together one of the greatest starts to a career in baseball history.