Re: Mike Trout is Insanely Good
Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Missed that. I would be inclined to agree, but I would like to see those numbers in a more neutral run scoring environment.
Also, gotta question if A-Rod ever did any of it clean.
Even assuming he was completely clean, the run environment was a huge deal. Just looking at a quick proxy, ARod's OPS+ was 161. Trout is at 182.
From an overall "runs produced" standpoint, ARod likely had the better season. But if you care about production above replacement, it wasn't.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 08-23-2012 at 08:36 PM.