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True Grich

From The Cut on mlb.com: Mike Trout is already an all-time great at age 26

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But really, why bother compare Trout to just any old Hall of Famers? At this point, he stacks up strictly with the very best of all time. Only two players accrued more WAR through their age-26 seasons than Trout: Ty Cobb (63.4) and Mickey Mantle (61.4). When Trout was a top prospect, the Mantle comparisons seemed reckless, if not downright irresponsible. Fast forward to today, and Mantle is the only comparison worth making.

We can no longer be surprised by Trout's shockingly realistic march towards G.O.A.T. status -- we can only appreciate and applaud it.

 

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1 hour ago, True Grich said:

But really, why bother compare Trout to just any old Hall of Famers? At this point, he stacks up strictly with the very best of all time. Only two players accrued more WAR through their age-26 seasons than Trout: Ty Cobb (63.4) and Mickey Mantle (61.4). When Trout was a top prospect, the Mantle comparisons seemed reckless, if not downright irresponsible. Fast forward to today, and Mantle is the only comparison worth making.

We can no longer be surprised by Trout's shockingly realistic march towards G.O.A.T. status -- we can only appreciate and applaud it.

 

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Considering Cobb and Mantle played against a lower level of competition Trout seems to clearly be on pace for the best player of all time/GOAT status. Easily the best player of all time through age-26 in my opinion. 

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Our all-time great is in an all-time slump.  One of the worst of his career. 

Here's hoping he snaps out of it tonight.

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18 hours ago, True Grich said:

But really, why bother compare Trout to just any old Hall of Famers? At this point, he stacks up strictly with the very best of all time. Only two players accrued more WAR through their age-26 seasons than Trout: Ty Cobb (63.4) and Mickey Mantle (61.4). When Trout was a top prospect, the Mantle comparisons seemed reckless, if not downright irresponsible. Fast forward to today, and Mantle is the only comparison worth making.

We can no longer be surprised by Trout's shockingly realistic march towards G.O.A.T. status -- we can only appreciate and applaud it.

 

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I never knew Cobb was so consistently good at such a young age. What a badass.

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18 hours ago, Angelsjunky said:

Trout is basically the non-alcoholic version of Mickey Mantle. 

Mantle was so drunk or hung over he didn't even know which side of the plate he hit from.

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