Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, August 06, 2012

The Baseball Show with Rany and Joe - Episode 47

Rany Jazayerli and Joe Sheehan marvel over Mike Trout.  Sheehan says Trout “should be the unanimous MVP” at this point, and it’s detailed how Trout’s performance at his age puts him in incredible company, most notably Alex Rodriguez, Mel Ott, Al Kaline, Mickey Mantle, and Ty Cobb.  Rany and Joe agree that they’d take Mike Trout through age 20 over Ken Griffey Jr. through age 20.  Sheehan then says he’d rather have Bryce Harper.

The District Attorney Posted: August 06, 2012 at 10:41 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, bryce harper, joe sheehan, mike trout, nationals, podcasts, rany jazayerli, sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. bob gee Posted: August 07, 2012 at 09:07 AM (#4202128)
interesting - of the playesr mentioned in the summary, a-rod, ott and kaline's 20/21 year old performance was pretty much the best of their career.

they may have had another year (or several) that were nearly comparable performance (either sligthly better or slightly worse) but they never improved.

in that contest, pjuols' 20/21 year old performance is even more 'wow!' - he's done better than it in a number of seasons. same with
teddy ballgame's career.


   2. The District Attorney Posted: August 07, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4202602)
interesting - of the playesr mentioned in the summary, a-rod, ott and kaline's 20/21 year old performance was pretty much the best of their career.

they may have had another year (or several) that were nearly comparable performance (either sligthly better or slightly worse) but they never improved.

in that contest, pjuols' 20/21 year old performance is even more 'wow!' - he's done better than it in a number of seasons. same with
teddy ballgame's career.
Sure, but that's because Pujols and Ted performed a lot worse at 20 than A-Rod and Kaline did¹, so they could improve ;)

If Trout can keep this going, it almost goes without saying that he'll never have a significantly better year. As Rany/Joe point out, if Trout did put up the season he's on pace for at the age of 20, and then improved at a "normal" rate, he'd peak with the value of Babe Ruth if Ruth were simultaneously an everyday hitter and a rotation starter...

¹ According to WAR, so don't yell at me.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
danielj
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFan dies in fall from upper deck at Turner Field | www.ajc.com
(277 - 12:42am, Sep 02)
Last: CrosbyBird

NewsblogOTP - September 2015: Making Sense Of The Republican Presidential Race: It's Like Major League Baseball In August
(161 - 12:37am, Sep 02)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogMike Mussina's Hall of Fame case is strong, so why aren't voters buying it?
(54 - 12:28am, Sep 02)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogJake Arrieta throws no-hitter against Dodgers | MLB.com
(51 - 12:15am, Sep 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-1-2015
(141 - 12:15am, Sep 02)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogJonny Gomes headed to Royals in trade from Braves
(1 - 12:03am, Sep 02)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogBraves’ record, attendance both in decline since 42-42 | www.ajc.com
(19 - 12:02am, Sep 02)
Last: bigglou115

NewsblogBabe Ruth’s Former New York Apartment Can Be Bought For Just $1.6M (Photos) | MLB | NESN.com
(9 - 11:51pm, Sep 01)
Last: Cloude Atlas (Voxter)

NewsblogDon’t let Bird’s bad night jump-start terrible A-Rod experiment | New York Post
(24 - 11:21pm, Sep 01)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogForbes: Maury Brown: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Rejects Reinstatement Of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson
(29 - 10:17pm, Sep 01)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Soccer August 2015
(634 - 9:43pm, Sep 01)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

Newsblogred sox - Seventy-one pages that helped define Dave Dombrowski - WEEI | Rob Bradford
(1 - 9:08pm, Sep 01)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogOT - September 2015 College Football thread
(14 - 9:06pm, Sep 01)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogSNY Kidcaster calls play-by-play for the Mets
(6 - 6:56pm, Sep 01)
Last: I Am Not a Number

NewsblogAppellate court sides with MLB in minimum wage lawsuit
(5 - 5:46pm, Sep 01)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1609 seconds
44 querie(s) executed