Trout is arguably having the best 20 year old season of all time. Earlier in the yaer it looked like Harper was going to have the best 19 year old season of all time. We've got people breaking records in the minors, we have pitchers throwing perfect games left and right. We've got guys like Strasburg, Bundy, Kershaw, Verlander...I mean -- right now we're seeing an incredible surge of skill and talent in the league that makes this a very good time to be a baseball fan, IMO.
As far as Trout vs. other rookies goes? If he can improve in a linear fashion, or if he can get even better than he is right now in any capacity he might go down as the best player of all time. It sounds crazy to say right now -- but assuming he doesn't get injured (and the guy is built like a truck) he could end his career with probably 200+ fWAR.
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Hard to believe how much better Trout has gotten since last year when he did not play well at all for the Angels. He is simply phenomenal this year. If Trout can continue to play at this level then Bryce Harper won't catch him. Harper is likely to be extremely good, but the bar set by Trout is awfully high.
The biggest difference is that Pujols is on his team now...he's got the good stuff.