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  • Mike Trout is at it again...

    Despite having arguably the greatest season ever by a rookie as 20 year old last season, Trout seems to be flying under the radar a bit this season. Bryce Harper has been talked about a lot more, that's for sure. However, Trout is having another amazing season in 2013 as a 21-year old.

    Mike is hitting .297/.376/.568 for an OPS+ of 160 (5th best in the AL). Through 46 games, Trout is on pace for 194 hits, 32 HR, 32 SB, 116 R, 120 RBI, 46 doubles, 18 triples, and 81 walks.

    His WAR won't be as high as it was in 2012, and that's partly due to him playing a lot of LF instead of CF, but this season may end up being just as good as last season, maybe even better.

    This kid is absolutely amazing. It's hard to believe he's only 21 years old.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    He hit for the cycle the other night, he's the youngest AL player ever to do so.
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    • #3
      Many stated early on here that his first season was a bit of a fluke and harper was to be better...seems like the roles have reversed here

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cap78 View Post
        Many stated early on here that his first season was a bit of a fluke and harper was to be better...seems like the roles have reversed here
        To be fair, Harper is having an incredible season too (currently leads the NL in slugging %) and he's over a year younger than Trout. The jury is still out on who will have the better career.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          I didn't realize the site was turning into ESPN. So much hyping up. They are both great players in the making, lets leave them develop into the talents they should become, not keep kicking a dead horse.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by stejay View Post
            I didn't realize the site was turning into ESPN. So much hyping up. They are both great players in the making, lets leave them develop into the talents they should become, not keep kicking a dead horse.
            Let's just shut down the CURRENT EVENTS section and only talk about retired players....sigh.
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
              Despite having arguably the greatest season ever by a rookie as 20 year old last season, Trout seems to be flying under the radar a bit this season. Bryce Harper has been talked about a lot more, that's for sure. However, Trout is having another amazing season in 2013 as a 21-year old.

              Mike is hitting .297/.376/.568 for an OPS+ of 160 (5th best in the AL). Through 46 games, Trout is on pace for 194 hits, 32 HR, 32 SB, 116 R, 120 RBI, 46 doubles, 18 triples, and 81 walks.

              His WAR won't be as high as it was in 2012, and that's partly due to him playing a lot of LF instead of CF, but this season may end up being just as good as last season, maybe even better.

              This kid is absolutely amazing. It's hard to believe he's only 21 years old.
              I agree with all of this. I wish he was playing CF. Kinda bums me out.
              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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              • #8
                I've been following avidly since last July when he was crushing the ball. I wish he was still playing centerfield. He is amazing out there.

                We might be witnessing an all-time great here; hopefully, a top 5 type of guy. Only time will tell.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                  Let's just shut down the CURRENT EVENTS section and only talk about retired players....sigh.
                  Theres a difference with having one thread discussing something a week, and having 10 discussing the same topic.... But thanks for the smart guy response, muchos appreciated.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stejay View Post
                    Theres a difference with having one thread discussing something a week, and having 10 discussing the same topic.... But thanks for the smart guy response, muchos appreciated.
                    Please point me to 10 recent threads about Mike Trout. Actually I'll settle for two.
                    My top 10 players:

                    1. Babe Ruth
                    2. Barry Bonds
                    3. Ty Cobb
                    4. Ted Williams
                    5. Willie Mays
                    6. Alex Rodriguez
                    7. Hank Aaron
                    8. Honus Wagner
                    9. Lou Gehrig
                    10. Mickey Mantle

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                    • #11
                      Agreed - enough about young and exciting talents in the game today.

                      What we need is more threads about Babe Ruth, PEDs, league quality, sabermetrics vs. traditional stats, and the HOF qualifications/eligibility of Jackson and Rose.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                        Agreed - enough about young and exciting talents in the game today.

                        What we need is more threads about Babe Ruth, PEDs, league quality, sabermetrics vs. traditional stats, and the HOF qualifications/eligibility of Jackson and Rose.
                        No, what we need is more DH debate.
                        WAR? Prove it!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                          Please point me to 10 recent threads about Mike Trout. Actually I'll settle for two.
                          I will admit, I was looking at this forum and another at the same time, and there were 7 Trout discussions on that one, and this is the only one here. I got mixed up, and it should have been posted elsewhere. Apologies.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                            No, what we need is more DH debate.
                            I remember when all anyone on this site did was complain about Bert Blyleven and Ron Santo not being in the HOF.

                            Which was especially weird in the team and teams of yesteryear forums.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cap78 View Post
                              Many stated early on here that his first season was a bit of a fluke and harper was to be better...seems like the roles have reversed here
                              harper had a great start and slowed down somewhat (probably because of that wall Crash?) while trout had a mediocre start (112 OPS+ in the first month) but really picked it up in April.

                              April:
                              harper: 215 OPS+ Trout: 112 OPS+

                              May:
                              harper: 88 OPS+ Trout: 228 OPS+

                              basically opposite pattern. we will how that evolves as the season goes on. I think both will be very good (hope that harper is not hurt by that concussion in the wall Crash).
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