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.
And I may be good enough to pitch for the Reds this year
Forget defensive stats. Pretend they don't even exist. Watch them play and there is no other conclusion that can be drawn other than that Trout is a far superior fielder to Cabrera.