Cabrera is having one of the best non-Bonds seasons in recent memory. Historically good. Better than last year, triple crown or no triple crown.
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As for losing a step, I will guarantee you he hasn't. A step over 40 yards is a massive gap (somewhere north of 0.3 seconds). It is just about impossible for a pro athlete who keeps himself in good shape (and Trout does) to lose that kind of speed in a single year, especially at age 22. It can take a decade to lose that kind of speed.
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Bobby Bonds topped those stats a couple time and just missed the 30/45/125 4x....often just under one but over on the other two.
Alfonso Soriano was 41/46/119....finished 6th MVP
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.
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Just clocked him to first in 3.65 and then went 1st-3rd on a line drive 2 hopper that the CF fielded cleanly in LCF and coming in.
After 1130 defensive innings this year, UZR thinks he's a +4 run defender and he may end up +5 or 6 by October. Not a huge difference from his +13 of last season.
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So basically he's not stealing the bases and maybe not reeling in as many balls in the OF....but his 100 foot burst is unbelievable and it's are to believe there are balls that he got to last year that he can't get now.
Regardless of what the WAR stats say he is clearly a better player this year. He got off to a slow start in April, but since then he has slash of .462/.616/1.078 since May 1st. for a guy that just turned 22.
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