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View Poll Results: Mike Trout Expectations?

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  • Will still be the best player in baseball and will get his first MVP

    20 20.00%
  • will struggle a bit but will remain a top 5 player

    38 38.00%
  • will be an all-star but won't play nearly as well as his rookie year

    33 33.00%
  • will suffer a huge slump and will fall out of the top 10

    5 5.00%
  • Trout is unreal he is the best in the world!

    4 4.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarniifeX View Post
    .290/.370/.500 -- 20 HR and 70 RBI with 35 SB at worst in my opinion.
    Basically, he'll likely post .350 OBP/.480 SLG/18 HR/30 SB
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveMeOrHateMe View Post
    do you guys think mike trout will duplicate what he did his rookie year or will he suffer a sophomore slump? also will he benifit from having hamilton and pujols hit behind him? will he remain the top player in baseball?

    my expectations for him this year are 320. BA 35-40 Hr 110 Rbi 55-60 Sb and Gold Glove Defense on his way to his 1st MVP! I also expect his WAR to be above 8.0
    I don't buy into his power that much. I don;t think he will ever hit 35 homers in his career. Just my opinion. And the only way he eclipses 100 RBI's is if they put him in the 3/4 hole. No way from the leadoff spot.

    I think he has a better chance of scoring 162 runs than driving in 100.

    I say:

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    75 RBI's
    45 SB (I think he will run a bit less with Hamilton and Pujols behind him)
    120 runs

    I think he will be a finalist for the gold glove, but he comes up just short.

    Amazing player, but I honestly think he has already had his career year. Last year was INSANE. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {Ron!n} View Post
    I think the better question is "Will Trout ever beat last year over his entire career?"
    I hear you. I doubt it. He will definitely never post a 10 WAR again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkelly7 View Post
    I hear you. I doubt it. He will definitely never post a 10 WAR again.
    def never?

    Kid was 20 years old.

    while a 10 WAR season is impossible to predict. He absolutely has the ability to do it, and is 7 years away from his peak still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    def never?

    Kid was 20 years old.

    while a 10 WAR season is impossible to predict. He absolutely has the ability to do it, and is 7 years away from his peak still.
    It is so frighteningly awesome to think about

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkelly7 View Post
    I hear you. I doubt it. He will definitely never post a 10 WAR again.
    Not saying he will reach 10 WAR again but to proclaim it as fact is hilarious...

    Especially when clearly you havent seen the kid play much.
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    People really, really need to stop bringing up his high BABIP. All throughout the minors his BABIP was abnormally high. He's fast as ****. Expect it.

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    I'd agree with the majority here.
    will struggle a bit but will remain a top 5 player

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    Option 2. He'll probably come back down to earth a little but not enough to fall out of the top 5 players in baseball list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    People really, really need to stop bringing up his high BABIP. All throughout the minors his BABIP was abnormally high. He's fast as ****. Expect it.
    and with a really high line drive rate.


    He did have a high HR/FB rate though, and that should dip some.


    But yes, he is one of those guys that could probably sustain a .370 babip until he is 25-26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    People really, really need to stop bringing up his high BABIP. All throughout the minors his BABIP was abnormally high. He's fast as ****. Expect it.
    BABIP is meaningless for the minor leagues. It's generally higher because you're dealing with non-prospects or players who aren't fully developed. Which means poorer pitchers and poorer fielders. The combination means that a quality prospect will generally have a higher BABIP than they would in the majors.


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    I wouldn't say meaningless; rather taken with a grain of salt. But the point is the guy sustains high BABIP, and I don't think there will be much variance in the #s. 350 will be low for him IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    I wouldn't say meaningless; rather taken with a grain of salt. But the point is the guy sustains high BABIP, and I don't think there will be much variance in the #s. 350 will be low for him IMO
    No, this isn't a matter of semantics. It's meaningless. You shouldn't use the minor league BABIP to prove anything about Major League BABIP.


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    I expect him to still be the best player in baseball but to once again lose out on the MVP to a lesser player.

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    Top 5 player, his power surge came at the ladder part of late last season.

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