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Trout vs Bonds: Postseason


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Bonds was no doubt the scariest hitter that I've watched but also love watching him hit during his best days, though. Like Trout, just a great all-around player with a great eye at the plate. But if there is another black mark in Bonds' career other than using performing enhancing drugs, it's his performance in the postseason. A lot of people don't remember this but Bonds didn't do so good in 6 out of his 7 postseasons. Obviously, he had a legendary postseason in 2002 (the year the Angels won the World Series) but other than that, Bonds did not do anything in the other 6 postseasons.  These are Bonds' postseason slash line, not counting 2002.

1990: .167/.375/.167

1991: .148/.207/.185

1992: .261/.433/.435

1997: .250/.231/.417

2000: .176/.300/.353

2003: .222/.556/.333

Trout didn't do so good in his lone postseason trip 2014 but hey, last time I checked, almost every great players has bad series/postseason in their careers. On top of that, Trout is still a lot better now than he was in 2014, back to being a tremendous all-around player and not trying to hit home runs every single times up.

So, if Trout plays in 7 postseasons like Bonds did, and only has one great, legendary postseason, does the narrative on Trout not being able to perform on the biggest stage stick with him for the rest of his career, even though he is the best player in all of baseball by a mile? Or do people only tend to remember that one Ruthian-like postseason and ignore the other bad postseasons?

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3 hours ago, JustATroutFan said:

Bonds was no doubt the scariest hitter that I've watched but also love watching him hit during his best days, though. Like Trout, just a great all-around player with a great eye at the plate. But if there is another black mark in Bonds' career other than using performing enhancing drugs, it's his performance in the postseason. A lot of people don't remember this but Bonds didn't do so good in 6 out of his 7 postseasons. Obviously, he had a legendary postseason in 2002 (the year the Angels won the World Series) but other than that, Bonds did not do anything in the other 6 postseasons.  These are Bonds' postseason slash line, not counting 2002.

1990: .167/.375/.167

1991: .148/.207/.185

1992: .261/.433/.435

1997: .250/.231/.417

2000: .176/.300/.353

2003: .222/.556/.333

Trout didn't do so good in his lone postseason trip 2014 but hey, last time I checked, almost every great players has bad series/postseason in their careers. On top of that, Trout is still a lot better now than he was in 2014, back to being a tremendous all-around player and not trying to hit home runs every single times up.

So, if Trout plays in 7 postseasons like Bonds did, and only has one great, legendary postseason, does the narrative on Trout not being able to perform on the biggest stage stick with him for the rest of his career, even though he is the best player in all of baseball by a mile? Or do people only tend to remember that one Ruthian-like postseason and ignore the other bad postseasons?

Still not as good as Calhoun.  He can only hope to match Calhoun's legendary numbers one day.

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1 minute ago, CubsFan said:

Still not as good as Calhoun.  He can only hope to match Calhoun's legendary numbers one day.

This is about the post season, and if Trout had Calhoun’s post season numbers in 2014 we don’t get swept and probably win games one and two.  

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7 minutes ago, SuperTroopers said:

This is about the post season, and if Trout had Calhoun’s post season numbers in 2014 we don’t get swept and probably win games one and two.  

Calhoun's slash line in the 2014 postseason was .333/.333/.333. If Trout put up that slash line, I bet a few people would point out that Trout "only" had a .667 OPS, despite the high batting average. 

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Just now, JustATroutFan said:

Calhoun's slash line in the 2014 postseason was .333/.333/.333. If Trout put up that slash line, I bet a few people would point out that Trout "only" had a .667 OPS, despite the high batting average. 

Well it is better than his actual post season slash line.  Which was he didn’t get a hit until game three, then got one hit in game three, a lead off home run.  

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