Mike Trout is hoping to reduce his strikeouts, run more and avoid another playoff exit.
Trout won the American League MVP in 2014, but went 1-for-12 as the Kansas City Royals swept the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS.
"It was a terrible feeling," Trout said. "A lot of the guys who were here last year know they don't want to have that same feeling. To have that be my first [postseason] experience, it was definitely tough. You see your friends over the winter, and they sometimes bring it up. The first thing that comes to your mind is 'We lost.'"
After striking out 139 and 136 times in his first two seasons, he led the AL in 2014 with 184 Ks.
"Plain and simple, I was chasing the high pitch," Trout said. "Everybody knows that. The majority of the time, they were balls. Obviously, you don't want to strike out. I'd like to put the ball in play and let my legs help me get a few more hits."
Trout stole just 19 bases last season after swiping 82 over his first two years.