Mike Trout

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  1. knightedsoldier5000

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    I doubt many seasons by any player in the recent past compare to Tout's 2016 season:

    29 HR, 30 SB, 123 R, 100 RBI, 116 BB, .315 / .441

    Another amazing year from a kid that just turned 25!!!
     
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  2. Shadowlight

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    AL MVP race is heating up!!! Looks like Altuve is out for two reasons. The Astros did not make the playoffs and he finished off the season with a whimper. Ortiz is a DH that is one strike and he slumped horribly the last week of the season too. So it looks like it is a two man race between Trout and Betts. About two weeks ago I thought Trout would place 2nd or 3rd behind Betts and or Altuve. If I had a vote I would choose Trout and I believe I am being objective despite being a Troutaholic. Betts power numbers dropped in the month of September and even though I do not have the actual stat numbers I could swear he stopped hitting home runs . Also he feasted on Baltimore pitching hitting three home runs in a game. I think he did that twice this season. In general Baltimore launched Bett's MVP run. Besides that the real turning point is Trout had to make do with much less. Which means fewer at bats--more than 100--and hitting in a very weak lineup unlike Betts who played in the most loaded lineup in baseball. Trout mans centerfield which along with shortstop is the premium defensive position in baseball and he fields the position with panache. Trout also had a much better slugging pctg. than Betts. Sure Betts is a terrific young all around talent( I can't stand him) but he had a lot of built in advantages not to mention a much easier ball park to hit in. How many 4 bag dingers would Trout hit if he played in Fenway? At the end of the day (season) Trout truly deserves the award. He was running against the wind all year in perhaps the worst lineup in baseball while Betts had the wind at his back.
     
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  3. Shadowlight

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    Was just announced Mike Trout wins his second MVP award. Much deserved. I am glad reason prevailed. On another subject there have been whispers about the Angels trading Trout for a bunch of prospects. I do not think it will happen and it should NOT happen. He is enormously popular and I bet if you polled Angels fans most all of them would shudder at the thought of trading him. He is young enough that the team can build a winner with him. Might take some time with these Angels and there is no guarantee you can win the whole thing by trading Trout for a bunch of unproven top prospects anyway. There is one other reason the front office won't trade him. The Angels finished 7th in home attendance and 8th overall despite having a horrible team.. The rest of the top attendance teams were contenders. The only question left to ask is Trout the most popular American athlete? My answer is YES!!!!!
     
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  4. Carolina Speed

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    Trout still on track as the GOAT, according to WAR
    WAR through age 24.
    1. Mike Trout 48.5
    2. Ty Cobb 46.7
    3. Mickey Mantle 40.9
    4. Alex Rodriquez 38.0
    5. Ken Griffey Jr. 37.0...........Trout has led in WAR in every season since age 20.
    No player has ever started on this kind of tear. Not Ruth, not Cobb, not Mantle, nobody.
     
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  5. Leonardfan

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    Congrats to Trout! My favorite player in the game!
     
  6. Carolina Speed

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    Mike Trout has already reached 50, (50.4), WAR and it's still early. He joins Cobb and Mantle as the only players to reach 50 WAR in their age 25 season. With an average season he should pass both Mantle, 52.1 and Cobb, 55.8 by years end.

    Trout currently leads the AL in SLG% .704, OPS 1.123, OPS+ 218, and Total Bases 57. He's batting .346, has an on base % of .419, hit 6HR's and stole 4 bases without being caught. Trout is doing it all on a bad team without protection. Really enjoying watching he and Bryce Harper play along with so much other talent. This is an exciting time to be watching MLB.
     
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    Last Sunday Mike Trout became the youngest MLB player in history reach 150 steals and 150 HR's! He currently has 151 steals and 180 HR's.
     
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  8. Carolina Speed

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    It's still early in the season, but just when you thought Mike Trout couldn't get better we have this:

    Seasons 2012-2016: AVG. .310, OBP. .410, SLG. .564, SO%. 22.0 BB%. 13.7, ISO. .255. ISO is; isolated power, or SLG minus BA.

    2017 Season: AVG. .350, OBP. 466, SLG. .757, SO%. 19.3, BB%. 16.5, ISO. .407

    Strikeouts down, Walks up and more aggressive on first pitches, swinging at them over 25% of the time compared to just 10% in 2014. Swing rate at 41 % compared to the past at 38% and laying off high pitches. Although he missed 5 games in May, he's already hit more HR's this year, (14) than in April and May combined with 10 games left in May!
    And BTW, Trout's WAR is higher than Bryce Harper and Manny Machado's combined!
     

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