Thursday, August 9, 2012
Mike Trout has more home runs (20) in less plate appearances (411) than Adrian Gonzalez (12 HRs in 474 PAs), Justin Upton (9 HRs in 434 PAs), Dan Uggla (12 HRs in 450 PAs), Ryan Zimmerman (15 HRs in 433 PAs), Paul Konerko (18 HRs in 423 PAs), Prince Fielder (19 HRs in 482 PAs) and Adrian Beltre (19 HRs in 449 PAs). Following games played Thursday, Aug. 9, Trout led the majors in WAR (+6.9), and it's not even close. Andrew McCutchen — who has played in 18 more games that Trout — is second with a WAR of +6.0. Trout's +6.9 WAR in 89 games this season is better than the best single-season WAR of Prince Fielder (+6.4), Carlos Gonzalez (+6.5) and Robinson Cano (+6.5). It's also better than career WAR of seven-year veteran, Delmon Young (+0.9). And that's just scratching the surface. Buckle up, folks.