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Javy Lopez's favorite player: Mike Trout

ATLANTA -- Having had the opportunity to spend most of his career in Atlanta playing alongside three Hall of Fame pitchers -- and for a skipper who is enshrined in Cooperstown -- former All-Star catcher Javy Lopez has a good feel for baseball greatness.

Thus, it was not surprising to hear Lopez reveal that his favorite current Major League player is Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who won his first American League Most Valuable Player Award in November.

"He's a complete player -- offensively, defensively, power, hitting for average," Lopez said. "The guy is a stud."

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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