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Here's another. Trout's ISO is .371 this year, which is 23rd best all-time. 

Players with .370+ ISO in a season: Ruth x6, Bonds x5, McGwire x4, Gehrig, Foxx, F Thomas, Belle, Thome, Bagwell, Mantle, Sosa, Trout (so far).

ISO = Isolated Power, which is basically SLG - BA, or extra base hits per at bat. Its basically raw power.

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Another great Trout stat: Once he gets to 9 fWAR, then six of the last ten 9 fWAR position player seasons will belong to him. All four of the others belong to individual players (Pujols, Posey, Harper, Betts). That's simply mind-boggling.

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Another one: 

You probably know that Trout is on pace to lead the majors in fWAR for the 4th time, fifth time if you include the 2015 tie with Bryce Harper. The only years he didn't lead were 2012, which is only retroactive with the change in catcher defense, his injured 2017 and last year, when Betts had a monster year. Five of eight isn't so bad.

But consider this: Trout leads any span of multiple years from 2012-19. Meaning, take any span of 2+ years within Trout's full-time career and you'll find Trout as the leader: 2012 to anything, 2013 to anything, 2014 to anything, etc. Trout leads. 

@tdawg87?

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4 minutes ago, wopphil said:

If he doesnt start hitting again, he might be in jeopardy of winning the MVP.

That bases loaded pop out last night showed me he doesn't want the MVP.

Last year's MVP came up huge last night. Trout was a big reason they lost.

This is hyperbole of course, but he's been awful for a couple weeks now. And Aug/Sept are typically his worst months. Now he's unlikely to reach 50 homers and 10 WAR. 

Prove me wrong, Mike. You're the only reason I even care right now.

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2019 Trout was actually very similar to 2014 Trout. Not just the fact that he won the MVP both years. Think about it, his batting average for both seasons was still pretty good and he was a great home run hitter in both seasons. And to top that off, his stolen base numbers were low by his lofty standards, 16 in ‘14 and 11 in ‘19. But the biggest difference between the two seasons is his plate discipline. He’s always had terrific plate discipline but 2014 was the year in which he struck out 184 times. This season, he struck out just 120 times, albeit he had over 100 more plate appearances than he did in 2014. But unlike 2014, I’m not concern about Trout being an maintaining being elite hitter coming into next season. A big part of that was his strikeout rate in ‘19 was pretty much in line with his other seasons in which he batted over .300. Just had bad luck with BABIP this past season. Could you imagine if his BABIP this past season was in line with his career norm? We might have seen something like a .340/.500/.700 slash line from him. That’s incredible. 

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