Originally Posted by dougdirt
Well, if you are going to hit for a high average and a ton of power, you are probably going to put up a ton of WAR.
We also weren't measuring defense and base-running the way we are now. Considering that Trout is getting 2 wins of value from those, that's worth noting.
The whole irony of this, in my opinion, is that its the statheads arguing for the holistic assessment of value that considers all the ways a player helps his team win ballgames while the triple crown crowd wants to equate the MVP with performance in just 3 statistical categories, two of which are highly correlated and only one of which necessarily implies the player was an elite run producer.