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 Posted: Thu May 4th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Fantasia is running wild!

Joined: Tue Jul 8th, 2008
Location: Pittsgrove, New Jersey USA
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Benlen wrote: freebirdsforever2001 wrote: srossi wrote: This kid probably needs his own thread.  What he's been doing is pretty spectacular.  It was obvious last season that he was going to be a powerhouse, but he also looked like he was destined to be a high strikeout hitter with huge holes in his swing, more of a mistake hitter who could blast it 450 feet if you hung one but someone who could be pitched to.

The first month of this season, he's cut down on his Ks, takes walks like crazy, and lines singles the other way in addition to hitting 12 homers and driving in 25 runs.  And on top of that, he's a great baserunner and somehow making diving catches in right field.  He's going to become the face of baseball if he continues to do even 65% of this going forward.  Trout never really caught on as the next Jeter despite his talent (west coast might have something to do with it), so he should probably watch his back.

Trout & Harper are the faces of baseball and will continue to be so for the next 10-15 years.
If the Angels continue  to suck  no one will care about Trout  anymore.  The east coast will eat up Judge and Sanchez if the  Yanks win.

Trout is all over the place now on a last place team. Besides, when he signs with the Phillies in 2020, he'll be even more recognizable.