It’s too bad that his team, currently fourth in the AL West with a 52-72 record, can’t provide him with a strong supporting cast to make it to the playoffs and compete consistently.
However, as an individual producer, Trout is one of the best players in the history of the sport.
OPS is a good way to measure objectionable performance without handling very complex statistics.
The formula is fairly simple: base percentage plus slugging percentage.
This is a perfect stat because it involves a hitter’s ability to reach base and hit for power, all in the same number of times.
When it comes to Ops, Trout likes four points.
“Mike Trout’s career Ops is back at 1.000,” Codify Baseball reminded us all via Twitter.
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— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) 25 August 2022
best of his generation
Before Thursday afternoon’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Trout’s career slash line was .303/.416/.584 with 336 home runs, 1,024 runs, 870 RBI and 1,000 OPS.
99 percent of hitters in MLB would dream of putting that slash line all season long.
Trout is in another league though.
To put Trout’s 1.000 Ops in perspective, let’s examine a list of players with substantial plate appearances with four-figure Ops.
Here’s everything you need to know about what Trout is achieving: He joins six people who made their careers before 1950; And bond.
Only time will tell whether he will be able to maintain this number after his retirement, but there is no doubt that Trout is the best player of his generation.