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    Will Mike Trout go down as the best ever?

    There's no way around it, this kid is the best player to ever step foot on a field.

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    There's plenty of way around it.

    We don't know how high his peak will go.
    We don't know how long his peak will last.
    We don't know how early his decline will begin
    We don't know how steep and drastic his decline will be.

    There are tons of questions. He is, without a doubt, the best, most accomplished 22-year old we have ever seen.

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    It's too early to tell. He's been the best baseball player in the league the last 3 years and essentially will almost half the total WAR value to be a HOF in that time (which shows how ridiculously good he has been) but will he eclipse Ruth, Mays, or Bonds? Who knows?

    It will come down to health and how long of a window he continues to produce at this level. The scary thing is he is still only 22 years old lol.
    Last edited by metswon69; 07-23-2014 at 02:13 PM.

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    jeesh hes great but he could get hurt tonight and his career could be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WadeKobe View Post
    There's plenty of way around it.

    We don't know how high his peak will go.
    We don't know how long his peak will last.
    We don't know how early his decline will begin
    We don't know how steep and drastic his decline will be.

    There are tons of questions. He is, without a doubt, the best, most accomplished 22-year old we have ever seen.
    100% agreement.

    It's almost certainly less than a 50% chance Trout has the greatest career of any player ever.
    Way too many things could happen.
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    Geesh....He's the best right now, even if he keeps up half of what he's doing, yes. He can go down as the greatest ever
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    I didn't want to throw this information out here. I was a 3 year varsity starter at QB in high school. I played quarterback in junior college as well. I was considering playing division 1 football as well but chose to pursue my career in business instead. However, currently I am helping train with Derek Carr from Fresno State get ready for his pro day and the draft. I am also working with Cody Kessler, the USC quarterback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapjuicer06 View Post
    Geesh....He's the best right now, even if he keeps up half of what he's doing, yes. He can go down as the greatest ever
    Career leader in WAR is Babe Ruth with 168

    Trout currently has 27 and is on pace for another 3-3.5 this season.
    Let's say he ends the season with 31 WAR.

    He'd need (168-31) 137 WAR over the rest of his career to reach Ruth.

    Trout's been worth about 10 WAR per full season.
    Half of that is 5

    137 WAR at 5 WAR per year is 27 more seasons.

    If Trout performs at half of his recent level until he is 50 he'll be in the conversation with Ruth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby Cano View Post
    There's no way around it, this kid is the best player to ever step foot on a field.
    Did someone go back in time and remove Barry bonds from history?

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    I don't know about best ever, but it dose look like he will go down as the best of his generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    Did someone go back in time and remove Barry bonds from history?
    Trout's off to a better start than Bonds.
    He'll have a difficult time finishing like he did though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    Did someone go back in time and remove Barry bonds from history?
    Or Babe Ruth, or Willie Mays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filihok View Post
    Trout's off to a better start than Bonds.
    He'll have a difficult time finishing like he did though.
    Unless rule are changed when he is 35 that allows him to bulk up. Though if he can keep this whole 10 war a year train on the tracks, he could end up passing Bonds by like 35, and if not, he will be close to the point that a few 3 war seasons will put him over.
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    There's no denying he could be, but he's still so damn young and (hopefully) has a long future ahead of him. It's difficult to predict an entire career based off less than 2000 plate appearances. It'll be interesting to see how much speed he'll lose and how much power he'll gain as he ages.

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    will he play 20 years like his first few years?


    I love Trout, and he's had the best start ever.


    But what do you think people though of Tony Congiliario in 1965?


    Trout can get hurt so easily in so many years.....until he hits 10,000 PA, we don't really know where he is heading all-time.

    Pujols was looking like he was gonna be a top 3 ever, now that's no longer happening, and he was awesome until he was 30.

    Trout has a long ways to go.

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    But, if he can keep up this WAR pace, and average exactly 600 PA per game, he would match Babe Ruth's 163.0 rWAR after 12,000 PA.


    12,000 PA, averaging 600 PA per season, means 20 years of this production (17 more), which would make him 38

    And this assumes he is mildly injured throughout his career, and doesn't peak at all.


    What this helps to illustrate, is that while it's certainly possible for Trout, it's also insanely unlikely.

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