Mike Trout

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Mike Trout has 342 home runs. Why could this be significant? Well, Hank Aaron finished his age 29 season with exactly 342 home runs. Aaron ended his career with 755. Aaron only hit 24 home runs during his age 30 season giving him a total of 366. So, despite missing the equivalent of 2 years of his prime, Trout is only 24 home runs behind Aaron's pace. With 25 games left in the Angels season, Trout could eat into this number before the end of the year. From his age 31 season until he retired at age 42, Aaron hit more home runs, 389 than he did from age 20-30. Hopefully, Trout can do the same. Barring a disaster, and with him getting plenty of rest the last 3 years, maybe Trout can hit more home runs during the second half of his career. No doubt he'll reach 600, again barring a disaster and depending on how long he wants to play, he could reach 700.

BTW, I know the juice helped Barry Bonds later in his career, but for information purposes, he only had 292 home runs through his age 30 season.

Also, it has been 10 years since Jimmy Chitwood started this thread on Trout. Time and Tide wait for no man. Thank you, JC!
 

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Mike Trout has passed Rod Carew and the great Nolan Ryan on the all-time Career WAR list. With a career WAR of 81.4, Trout sits at number 60 all time after just 12 MLB seasons. Carew played 19 seasons and Ryan and incredible 27! Earlier in his career Trout, was ahead of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth's pace, but missing 2 years of his prime has set Trout back a bit. However, with the way Trout has played over the past month there's hope that he hasn't lost much and maybe next season he can finally get back to normal for the second half of his career. Some of the all-time greats he should pass next season include Mike Mussina, Ken Griffey Jr., Fergie Jenkins, and Chipper Jones. With a 7.0 WAR season in 23', he may even pass one my favorite players, George Brett!
 

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What is crazy to think about is he currently sits at 5.2 WAR, 1.011 OPS and 35 HR… while missing approx 40 games this season. I think he is on pace for playing 115. He very well may hit 40 home runs this year despite missing so many games with a back condition.

Injuries and the shorted covid season have hurt his all-time standing. Robbing him of probably 100 home runs and probably 15-20 WAR points.

Still, he is crushing it and remains the best player in the game.
 

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What is crazy to think about is he currently sits at 5.2 WAR, 1.011 OPS and 35 HR… while missing approx 40 games this season. I think he is on pace for playing 115. He very well may hit 40 home runs this year despite missing so many games with a back condition.

Injuries and the shorted covid season have hurt his all-time standing. Robbing him of probably 100 home runs and probably 15-20 WAR points.

Still, he is crushing it and remains the best player in the game.
He's also not really tried to steal many bases since his second full season or 22 years old. He led the league in his rookie season with 49 stolen bases at just 20 years old!! I'm guessing, he would be somewhere between 400-500 stolen bases as well moving his WAR even higher. He could be around 100-120 WAR. That would put him in the Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott, and Lou Gehrig range after just 12 seasons. What it took Mickey to accomplish in 18 years, he could've done in 12. At the number 1 all time mark of 183.1 WAR, says a lot about how great Babe Ruth was. Although, I still believe Ty Cobb to be the GOAT, then Ruth and Mays number 3.
 

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Will be rooting hard for Trout to tie the record this evening. Game at 6:10 EST, which is strange but whatever.
 

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Yes sir. Eight would be Great but Nine tommorow would be Divine! It would be Poetic Justice for all he has been through. The
modern day Mickey Mantle but even better than Mick the Quick!
 

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Mike Trout hit his 36th homerun tonight to deep centerfield. What a monster shot! He is on pace for 40 homers with about 18 games left.
 

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BTW, Trout has doubled and homered today in his first two at bats. 37th of the year.

FInally I've been waiting fo over a week to see him hit a homerun. We got spoiled a couple of weeks ago when Trout hit
8 homeruns in 9 games. Then a mini drought and now he's back! I hope he finishes the season strong with about 10 games left.
 

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FInally I've been waiting fo over a week to see him hit a homerun. We got spoiled a couple of weeks ago when Trout hit
8 homeruns in 9 games. Then a mini drought and now he's back! I hope he finishes the season strong with about 10 games left.
Looks like the Twins are done throwing a strike to Trout. Four straight balls on his next AB.
 

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BTW, Trout has doubled and homered today in his first two at bats. 37th of the year.
Trout Walks and Doubles in his last two AB's. He finishes 3-4, HR, 2D, W, 3 runs scored and an RBI.
Phillies Kyle Schwarber hits 2 HR's. Numbers 41 and 42.
Pete Alonso hits his 39th HR.
 

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Trout Walks and Doubles in his last two AB's. He finishes 3-4, HR, 2D, W, 3 runs scored and an RBI.
Phillies Kyle Schwarber hits 2 HR's. Numbers 41 and 42.
Pete Alonso hits his 39th HR.
Kyle Schwarber has had a monster year. Only Judge has been better with the long ball.

Question for you Carolina Speed? How good do you think Pete Alonso is? He is becoming one the players I like to watch. His
talent level is off the charts i.m.o.
 

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Kyle Schwarber has had a monster year. Only Judge has been better with the long ball.

Question for you Carolina Speed? How good do you think Pete Alonso is? He is becoming one the players I like to watch. His
talent level is off the charts i.m.o.
Alonso reminds me of Mark McGwire. Alonso, if you exclude the Covid shortened season is averaging more home runs and more RBI than McGwire through his first 3 seasons. Although McGwire hit for a little better average towards the middle to end of his career, Alonso is not far behind him in that category. Alonso has also worked hard on his fielding and has yet to win a gold glove. His fielding has greatly improved. McGwire only won one GG. Alonso broke Aaron Judges' rookie HR record with 53. I believe Alonso has a chance to get 60 and beyond before his career is over. Alonso currently leads the NL in RBI with 125. He's also raised hid BA. to a respectable .270 with 39 homeruns.
I believe Alonso can be a HOF if he continues to improve.
 

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Good to see Trout finish out the '22 campaign strong!

Stellar power displayed by Schwarber and Alonso. Exciting young power hitters. Schwarber has really shined in Philly.
 

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Mike Trout is having an epic month of September. He hit his 38th home run tonight. Hoping he can get at least 2 more with about
7 games left. He has so much lost time to make up for. I think homeruns are the most important thing for his career legacy to have
a chance to eventually overtake Mr. PED himself Barry Bonds.
 

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If only the man can stay healthy! I think he may end of DH on the down-side if his career. His degenerative back issue is cause for concern.

He is a talent on-par with Mantle!
 

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If only the man can stay healthy! I think he may end of DH on the down-side if his career. His degenerative back issue is cause for concern.

He is a talent on-par with Mantle!
Trout is a giant version of Mantle. Mantle was 5'11 195lbs and ran like a deer according to his teammates, before he was injured. Trout is 6'2 235 lbs. and is probably even faster than the Mick. Both have the same problem. Staying healthy. At his age 30 season, Trout is less 29 points away from Mantles' career WAR. Trout would've been close already had he not been hampered with all the injuries. With that being said he should pass Mantle within 4-5 years if he stays healthy. With his career 348th home run last night, Trout is only 18 home runs off of Aaron's 755 pace. Trout will have to have a phenomenal second half of his career and average at least 145 games to get anywhere near Aaron. I'm not giving up hope that he could get 650 maybe more depending on how long he wants to play. He is signed through 8 more years. If he can play beyond that remains to be seen.
No matter what, through the first 8 years of his career NO ONE EVER, not even the Babe or Cobb was better than Trout.
 

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Giancarlo Stanton of the NY Yankees just recently hit his 350th home run this year to become the 7th fastest to hit that mark. Here
are the rest of the guys on the list. We will see how many games it takes Mike Trout but he is so close with only 2 homeruns to go!

Mark McGwire was the fastest to reach 350 homers in terms of games played, belting his 350th homer in his 1,280th game on June 2, 1997. The others to reach 350 home runs faster than Stanton were Juan Gonzalez (1,298), Alex Rodriguez (1,301), Harmon Killebrew (1,319), Albert Pujols (1,320) and Babe Ruth (1,329).

Mike Trout is currently sitting on 1402 games after tonight. The injuries, walks and strikeouts have all drastically slowed him down. Hope
that somehow someway he has better luck in his 30's than he did in his 20's. To think back to even Mark McGwire and it's a shock that he
never hit 600 let alone 700 career homeruns. I will add that Jim Thome did make 600 homeruns as he was consistant all through his career.
So Thome made 600 despite a little slower start and we have to hope that Trout can do the same at the minimum!
 
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