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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by zookman65 View Post
    Meh by this age Mike Trout had already won two AL MVPs and finished 2nd twice and had more career WAR than some HOFs. I would be very impressed if he was he 20. This is a very good stretch of a high power display for sure but his age 25 triple A slash isnt as good as Trouts big league slash
    That's a pretty ridiculous statement. Trout is the best player this generation and more than likely go down as one of the best of all time. It doesn't take away that this guy has a chance of being pretty good and what he has been doing has been impressive.

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    ....and another one today. Aquino is now hitting .338/.405/.873.

    He's too old and not as good as Trout though, so please mods: close this thread down ASAP.

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zookman65 View Post
    Meh by this age Mike Trout had already won two AL MVPs and finished 2nd twice and had more career WAR than some HOFs. I would be very impressed if he was he 20. This is a very good stretch of a high power display for sure but his age 25 triple A slash isnt as good as Trouts big league slash
    Aaron Judge won ROY and was in the MVP race in his age 25 season, the same age as Aquino is right now.

    Ryan Howard won ROY as a 25 year old, MVP as a 26 year old

    Jason Bay was ROY as a 25 year old


    The age is barely an issue here. Aquino could be a 400 homer career player. While that's not likely, no reason to think he'll have a useless career or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Aaron Judge won ROY and was in the MVP race in his age 25 season, the same age as Aquino is right now.

    Ryan Howard won ROY as a 25 year old, MVP as a 26 year old

    Jason Bay was ROY as a 25 year old


    The age is barely an issue here. Aquino could be a 400 homer career player. While that's not likely, no reason to think he'll have a useless career or anything.
    Don't forget that there are also some other late bloomers who bounce around before finding "it". Jose Bautista and Justin Turner come to mind.

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    Edgar Martinez didn't start hitting until he was 27.

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    Same with Nelson Cruz

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    Nelson Cruz before he turned 33 - .268/.327/.495 - 114 OPS+ - 157 HR
    Nelson Cruz after he turned 33 - .283/.359/.553 - 148 OPS+ - 236 HR

    That's crazy.

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    E5 had 117 HR and a 789 OPS through his age 28 season

    In the 8 years since he has 293 and a 891 OPS

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    14 homers in August

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasTomasz View Post
    14 homers in August
    National league rookie record for most HR's in a single month.

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    197 wRC+

    He has absolutely pummeled changes and breaking pitches too

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    15 HR in 32 games now.

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    *which is another MLB record

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    And he made a 5 star catch in right the other night, and almost came up with another would be 5 star catch.

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