Originally Posted by M2
On the bases, absolutely. In the field? Trout's excellent, but defensive stats have a way of overstating things at the top and bottom of the scale. And seasonal defensive sample sizes are too small to work out the weirdness. Cabrera may be closer on defense than he appears to be using certain mirrors.
Have you ever left your mom's basement and watched these two play defense?
Seriously though, no, even if you want rate Cabrera as a fair defender, Trout excels at his position...