If Trout keeps up his pace, he will win because he is more "valuable" than Cabrera. However, I think his numbers will drop as teams go into overdrive for playoff contention. If you ask me, I would bet on one of the greatest hitters of this generation sustaining his numbers over a rookie.
Conclusion: If Trout can keep going strong, he wins. Realistically, Cabrera wins.
Trout is a completely sick, unbelievable mix of speed and power. I get that he can get on base and steal bases. Lots of guys can do that. But guys with most of the numbers he has don't hit that many home runs. Cabrera is insanely good and has been crazy productive during this stretch, but Trout seems like he's once-in-a-lifetime. He's Ty Cobb good.
Barring a collapse by Trout, he's gonna win this in a landslide. Too good of a story for him not to win.
Anyone have any idea why Cabby's walks have been so far down this year? 108 last year, only 48 this year. He is going to be down considerably.
There's still about 50 games to go, so he can close the gap on that a little bit. But I think the main reason is that he now has Prince Fielder batting behind to protect him.
Because this one guy who is huge named Prince Fielder is behind him.
The guys in PTI were talking about this yesterday. Tony said that voters could think about giving Trout the Rookie of the Year and giving Miguel the MVP. Any thoughts about that?
Since Trout is guaranteed ROTY, this entire conversation is about that exact scenario.