Yeah from someone who saw RA pitch for the whole 3 years he was here, he pitches through injury quite well.
A torn abdominal muscle he pitched with since April this year and won the Cy Young and he pitched through a partially torn plantar fascia last year.
He's certainly durable to say the least.
Yeah actually it's a wonder that Scherzer hasn't cracked 200 IP because his efficiency is off the charts. Stras strikes me as a guy who will be perennial 225ish
I'm sorry but there is no doubt in my mind Stanton and Kershaw should be above Harper.
I think you can count on a couple of fingers how many times that has been done.
Harper belongs ahead of Kershaw and Stanton and i seriously think you are underestimating his talent and ability.
Give it 2-3 years and you will see differently.
Harper having that type of season at 19 years old is indicative of his talent level. The guy also played an GG caliber CF.
Stanton is a great player without question and may end up the best power hitter of this generation but Harper to me has more tools to be the better overall player.
It is early but Stanton played that well last year at 22 years old which is a big difference in the progression process of a possible major league player than where a 19 year old is supposed to be.
99.999999% of 19 year olds are playing for a college team or at best playing A ball somewhere.
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Kershaw should be top on the list. Trout should be #2. Or those could be flipped, just from what Trout did in one year last year.
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Naw, Trout is a good step above the rest of this list. Harper is the one who comes closest. Kershaw is great but Trout is on pace to literally be the greatest player of all time.