Mike Trout

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  1. Carolina Speed

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    https://rlvntnews.com/2019/05/draft-heist-of-the-century-how-mike-trout-fell-to-the-angels/
    Above is an interesting article on Mike Trout and how he fell to 25th pick in the draft. At just 17 years old his scout believed he was going to be a HOFer, saying he is a combination of Mickey Mantle and Rickey Henderson, BUT BETTER than both. He is already and by all accounts according to WAR, the GOAT!
    Trout has been in serious company in WAR stats, but it's starting to get real. In the past week or so he has passed HOFer's Jim Palmer, Carl Hubbell, Ryne Sandberg, Fred Clarke, Ernie Banks, Edgar Martinez, and Roberto Alomar! Men who spent their entire career earning rights to the HOF. Trout 27, is just in his 8th full season!! He should pass the likes of Al Simmons, Ivan Rodriquez, Eddie Murray, and Tony Gwynn very soon! He is currently tied with Carlton Fisk at 68.5 WAR.
     
  2. knightedsoldier5000

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    Thank you Carolina!

    Here's the list - he's passing HOFers on a daily basis!

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/WAR_career.shtml

    Rank Player (yrs, age) Wins Above Replacement Bats/Throws
    101. Carlos Beltran (20) 69.6 B
    102. Rick Reuschel (19) 69.5 R
    103. Tim Raines+ (23) 69.4 B
    Manny Ramirez (19) 69.4 R
    105. Tony Gwynn+ (20) 69.2 L
    106. John Smoltz+ (21) 69.0 R
    107. Robinson Cano (15, 36) 68.9 L
    Red Ruffing+ (22) 68.9 R
    109. Al Simmons+ (20) 68.8 R
    110. Eddie Murray+ (21) 68.7 B
    Ivan Rodriguez+ (21) 68.7 R
    Mike Trout (9, 27) 68.7 R
    113. Carlton Fisk+ (24) 68.5 R
    Zack Greinke (16, 35) 68.5 R
    115. Edgar Martinez+ (18) 68.4 R
    Jim Palmer+ (19) 68.4 R
     
  3. Carolina Speed

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    As I posted on the MLB thread, Trout will be playing live tonight on ESPN at 7:00 against the Cardinals. You might want to tune in.
    Trout has moved to the 101st position in all time WAR tied with Carlos Beltran at 69.6 at the age of 27! Beltran played for 20 years and to age 40 to acquire a 69.6 WAR.
     
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  4. Carolina Speed

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    Trout now sits inside the top 100 players of all time in terms of WAR. At just 27 years old, Mike Trout is already among the top 100 players ever!!
    Here are some players he should pass before years end.
    87. Derek Jeter, 72.4
    89. Rafael Palmeiro, 71.9
    91. Johnny Mize, 70.9
    92. Alan Trammel, 70.7
    95. Barry Larkin, 70.4
    98. Gary Carter, 70.1
    99. Mike Trout, 69.7

    Trout has also passed the great Ty Cobb for all time WAR leader through age 27.
    War, Age 27, Trout 69.7
    Cobb, 69.2
     
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  5. Carolina Speed

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    In addition to leading the league in Homeruns, Trout now tied for the for the lead in RBI's with 63. In addition to all the other stats he leads in.
    Really amazing being that he's batting second and on a mediocre team. If he were on the Dodgers, Rockies, Phillies, etc. he would be approaching 100 RBI's.
    So far, a runaway lock for his third MVP!
     
  6. Carolina Speed

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    Wow! Mike Trout two more homeruns today! He now has 28 and has extended his league lead. Also 4 more RBI's Could be the league leader there too. He should also shoot past Miguel Cabrera for second in active career WAR leaders behind only teammate Albert Pujols. He has set a new career high in homeruns before the all star break. He broke his career high two days ago with 26. Now with 28.
    How much better can Trout get?
    Really enjoying this once in a lifetime player!
     
  7. PHillisFan

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    Trout is the complete package. Right now the media is salivating over afleets such as Josh Bell, Ronald Acuna and Aaron Judge. Trout should be the face of baseball right now.
     
  8. Charles Martel

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    Mike Trout: The brilliant $426.5m MLB star most Americans don't know

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/baseball/48894773

    Most had never heard of Wladimir Klitschko when he was heavyweight champ. The (((media))) either disparages or ignores the best white athletes.
     

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