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.
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
Originally Posted by heimdog8
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.
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.
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.