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What’s the most production you can generate using active players? Mike Trout spent most of the past decade charting a breathtaking course up the career wins above replacement (WAR) leaderboards, finishing 2019 with the highest total through a position player’s age-27 season (73.4), according to FanGraphs. The delayed start to the 2020 season is a setback in that climb, […]

“Could Be a Decent Regular” – Mike Trout’s 2011 Scouting Report from MLB The Show Aged TERRIBLY

Hopefully by now, you don’t need the rambling preamble on how good Mike Trout is at baseball. The quickest way there? He’s the best at baseball. Maybe ever. The funniest version? In Trout’s WORST MLB season, he won the AL MVP award. Enough said. But his greatness wasn’t always so obvious! For example, although Mike Trout […]

MLB Position Power Rankings for Every Team’s Top Outfielder

The coronavirus pandemic might have delayed the start of the 2020 MLB season for at least two weeks, but there is still plenty to discuss in anticipation of Opening Day. From the offseason spending spree to the confusing series of events that saw the Boston Red Sox trade star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los […]

Mike Trout, Albert Almora Among Outfielders Off to Strong Defensive Starts

By LINDSAY ZECKOn Monday, Mark Simon posted a blog entry about rookie Harrison Bader, who has had one of the most notable defensive performances thus far with diving catches like this one. He has already saved the Cardinals seven runs this season—tied for the third most in the league—despite only playing 152 innings. His defensive performance in […]

Trout Fishing for a Defensive Comeback

Part of Mike Trout’s appeal is his ability to do literally anything on a baseball field. Trout is a line-drive hitter with over-the-fence power. He can propel his prototypical linebacker body to a 6.5-second 60-yard dash and possesses a plus arm that he used to draw accolades on the mound as an amateur. His incredible […]

What Happened to Trout’s Defense?

In 2012, Mike Trout burst onto the Major League scene with what can be considered one of the greatest rookie campaigns of all time. While he was a strong offensive player and baserunner, Trout made defense his calling card. As he ran, jumped, and dove across the field making one great play after another, the […]

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