It is easy to envision opponents delivering intentional walks to Pujols regularly if Trout runs too often, especially if whoever is hitting cleanup isn't hitting.
But Trout says he's going to simply play his game.
"Every opportunity I get, if I can steal a base, I have to steal a base," Trout said. "I know the majority of the time they're going to walk Albert. But the guy behind Albert is going to step up.
"There are going to be some opportunities, I think, where if a guy is giving me second base, I'm going to take it. For sure."
Besides, as Trout said, if he opts not to steal and then Pujols follows by not getting a hit, he's stuck at first base, and that's not a great scenario, either.
Scott Miller is a contributor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.