Despite great seasons from Boston Red Sox. Trouts likely to run away with his third American League MVP. Perhaps more impressive is that 2019 is Trouts eighth full major league season. Even if he doesnt play another game this year - which, of course, he will - he would finish in the top five in American League MVP voting, something hes done every full season of his already illustrious career. In some senses, its easy to get lulled to sleep by Trouts greatness.
He plays for an Angels team thats 23.5 games back of the Astros in the American League West and has only reached the postseason once in his career. He didnt ease into greatness - hes pretty much been an all-time great since 2012, his first full major league season.But to take for granted Trouts dominance would be the baseball equivalent of having failed to fully appreciate the peaks of Michael Jordan. S 2015 National League MVP season with the Washington Nationals. Is considered one of the best offensive seasons in modern MLB history. Harper finished the season with a staggering 9.3 fWAR. Trout has posted a 9.3 fWAR or better five times in his career and is likely to do so again before the 2019 campaign wraps up. There arent many things that Trout hasnt already accomplished in his career, but topping the 50 home run mark in an individual season is one of those. Well, hes only seven home runs away for doing so for the first time. Hes likely to eclipse the 300 home run mark sometime early in 2020, his age-29 season.
Who finished his career with 660 home runs, hit his 300th home run in his age-30 season. But thats the thing; Trouts peers arent Betts, Harper, Yelich or Bellinger. Maybe for individual seasons they have been, but in the totality of his career, Trouts a lot closer to being a peer of Mays, Hank Aaron. He could retire today and be elected to the Hall of Fame.
But given that hes putting together another prolific season, it appears that Trout is positioning himself for a spot on baseballs Mount Rushmore. The item "MIKE TROUT 2009 BOWMAN CHROME REFRACTOR RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH 229/500 BGS MVP" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards". The seller is "stacysport" and is located in Healdsburg, California.This item can be shipped to United States.