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Mike Trout First To Double Digits (HR 10 | SB 10)


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Great game. This lineup is starting to rake. Now, time to climb that high ladder and first get in WC position and go from there. Trout is looking great. When PB comes back, Sosh is going to have quite a decision on his hands.

might be worth trying Bourjos in LF just to start things out, not because I believe Trout is incapable of hitting while playing LF, but because covering less ground is probably good if Bourjos is coming back from a hamstring injury.

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might be worth trying Bourjos in LF just to start things out, not because I believe Trout is incapable of hitting while playing LF, but because covering less ground is probably good if Bourjos is coming back from a hamstring injury.

That is sound thinking. The only thing the PB, who is also a great CF, has over Trout is a stronger throwing arm. LOL, though, at those who keep saying that Trout has a Johnny Damon arm. He does not, he has one with decent carry, average velocity for the position, but has a quick release and is accurate. Trout should be in centerfield, that is where his comfort level is. He has earned that. PB will be just fine as a leftfielder.

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That is sound thinking. The only thing the PB, who is also a great CF, has over Trout is a stronger throwing arm. LOL, though, at those who keep saying that Trout has a Johnny Damon arm. He does not, he has one with decent carry, average velocity for the position, but has a quick release and is accurate. Trout should be in centerfield, that is where his comfort level is. He has earned that. PB will be just fine as a leftfielder.

Mike ''throw not in time'' Trout is one of his nicknames for a reason. Trout has an average to slightly below average arm, let's be serious.

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He doesn't have that beautiful Franceour arm, that's for sure, but it's serviceable for CF. We could do a lot worse.

 

The killer about Trout's throws earlier this season were cases where he tried to make throws to home plate from the OF instead of hitting the cutoff man, therefore letting the run score AND letting other runners advance to scoring position. In the game today he did a decent job of holding the runners a few times by playing the ball on a hop and getting a good running start and throwing to the cutoff man.

 

Conceding a single run but limiting the damage is fine if our offense does their jobs and scores an above-avergae number of runs in most games

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Either 40/40, or maybe the first EVER MLB player to get to 30 HRs/50 SBs?

He was just 1 SB short of 30/50 in 2012.

 

Doc's 100 XBHs is a great goal, but very rarely ever achieved, especially now that PEDs are on the decrease.

Right now, iirc, he's on pace for about 92 XBHs.

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could he get to 40 doubles, 20 triples, 40hrs, 100rbi, 40 steals?

The triples might be tough. I remember Granderson doing it, but he had the benefit of playing half his games in Detroit. 

 

I don't think Angel Stadium is that triple friendly compared to other parks.

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might be worth trying Bourjos in LF just to start things out, not because I believe Trout is incapable of hitting while playing LF, but because covering less ground is probably good if Bourjos is coming back from a hamstring injury.

With the media also trying to make a connection bewtween Trout getting hot as soon as he went back to center, it wouldn't surprise me if they put PB in left. This has been brought up more and more the last few days on MLBN.

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Either 40/40, or maybe the first EVER MLB player to get to 30 HRs/50 SBs?

He was just 1 SB short of 30/50 in 2012.

 

Doc's 100 XBHs is a great goal, but very rarely ever achieved, especially now that PEDs are on the decrease.

Right now, iirc, he's on pace for about 92 XBHs.

 

First ever AL player to do it. 30 HR, 50 SB has been done twice in MLB history, both by NL players - Barry Bonds and Eric Davis

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