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Who was better in their prime..Pujols or Trout?

Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Mistaken4193, Sep 15, 2018.

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Who Better

  1. Pujols

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. Trout

    20 vote(s)
    58.8%
  1. Mistaken4193

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    I think I would lean Pujols. I think people forget just how dominate he was in St.Louis and that his first couple of years he played everywhere in the field.
     



  2. rmilia1

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    Trout isn't in his prime yet
     
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  3. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    Which people have forgotten this? I think you propped up a premise and are looking for ways to prove it.
     
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  4. Eugene Baker III

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    Albert....
    Mike?

    No Golden Glove.
     
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  5. StanMarsh51

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    In all fairness, he wasn't really good at those positions he was playing early on... It was more that they were just trying to see what he could play until he found his place at 1B.
     
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    I understand if you think I'm being a petty dick but this is a big pet peeve of mine.

    Dominant. Pujols dominated in St. Louis, so he was dominant.
     
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    I hope people don't really believe that.
     
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    Trout without a question. Trout is a much better all round player than Pujols.
     
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    I went with Pujols.
     
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    You're so lucky hammer took the BAD SPELLING rating away from me! :laugh: You big dummy!

    And Trout is way cuter so I voted for him.
     
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    We need to wait like two years on this but Pujols was the better bat but Trout gives you more tools.

    I'd almost say that this is close enough to where its ballpark dependent but I'd still take Pujols. So many more Total Bases and RBIs and that matters.
     
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    Using Trout's first 8 seasons (or 4673 Plate Appearances) vs Albert's first 7 seasons (4741 Plate Appearances) the biggest difference between the two players is strikeouts Trout-998 vs Pujols-452. Trout obviously has displayed more speed, 44 Triples and 189 SB vs Albert's 13/38.

    Pujols demonstrated a better bat and more power with more hits, doubles, HRs, higher BA (.332 vs .307) and a higher OPS 1.041 vs .990 than Trout thusfar.

    Trout has the better eye drawing 693 walks vs 592. I'd take Trout today but Albert was better through their first 4700 Plate Appearances.
     
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  15. StanMarsh51

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    Trout gets a bump for his positional value (CF vs 1B), and because of that he's got a better WAR through ~4,700 plate appearances (64 to 55).
     
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    He's only 27...it is certainly possible we may not have seen his best yet.
     
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    Sure, that is possible.

    Prolly even likely. Maybe.
     
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    Is WAR a bit misleading when comparing today’s crop of CFs to the monsters who patrolled 1st base in the early 2000’s
    D. Lee
    J. Votto
    R. Howard
    A. Gonzales
    L. Berkman
    B. Bonilla
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    IKR!? I've been searching for a good Valentine's Day one :love:
     
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