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TROUT'S POND

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NO PLAYER in history has been quite as dominant in his first five full seasons as the Millville Meteor. He's been an annual fixture in the MVP conversation since his second call-up in April 2012. His WAR over the past five years is reminiscent of Joe DiMaggio's over his seven best seasons. Trout's numbers for the last half decade are similar to what the all-time great outfielders put up in their primes—but Trout is still only 25. Here's how his record stacks up.

First five full seasons (100+ games)

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TOTAL WAR*

TOTAL HRS

TOP 5 MVP

MVP AWARDS

OPS

Mike Trout

47.8

163

5

2

0.975

Mickey Mantle

39.5

160

3

1

0.995

Willie Mays

39.4

183

3

1

0.985

Barry Bonds

33.2

117

1

1

0.837

Ken Griffey Jr.

30.1

132

1

0

0.895

Hank Aaron

29.9

140

3

1

0.908

*Wins Above Replacement, as measured by Baseball Reference