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Mike Trout is on a Hall of Fame career path
Mike Trout is on a Hall of Fame career path

Mike Trout has received dozens of accolades in his young career, but perhaps the most telling sign of his ability comes courtesy of the baseball website baseball-reference.com. One of the statistics featured on the site is something called "Similarity Score," invented by Bill James several years ago to show players who have had similar careers. A detailed explanation can be found here. You can compare players over their whole careers, or just through a certain periods. If you compare Trout's numbers at age 22 to other players in the middle of their age 22 seasons, you get quite a top 10. A look, in order of most similar: 1. Frank Robinson 2. Mickey Mantle 3....

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