Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 (October 16, 1992) | 6' 3" | 210lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-1 OF-139 CF-3 RF-48 DH-2 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2018 159 550 103 137 130 169 34 0 34 100 13 3 .249 .393 .496 19 24 .289 40/22/38 29 28
PHI NL 2019 157 573 98 149 99 178 36 1 35 114 15 3 .260 .372 .510 15 26 .313 38/24/38 30 28
PHI NL 2020 58 190 41 51 49 43 9 2 13 33 8 2 .268 .420 .542 20 18 .279 36/18/46 35 32
PHI NL 2021 141 488 101 151 100 134 42 1 35 84 13 3 .309 .429 .615 17 23 .359 41/22/37 38 35
PHI NL 2022 64 242 49 77 26 52 21 1 15 48 9 2 .318 .385 .599 9 19 .346 35/29/35 21 19
Career 11yrs 1347 4799 899 1350 859 1241 291 23 282 800 120 41 .281 .391 .528 15 22 .321 n/a
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Willie's swing was much bigger, of course.

I'm not ready to put that kind of pressure on Trout, any more than I'm ready compare Harper to Mickey Mantle, but...

I guess I just have.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7 '12
But, HR are more normally distributed. SB are more concentrated even though there are more. And it's not like Trout doesn't have power. Plus, BAvg is a category too and Trout should dominate there despite being a RHB.

Mays had more power than Trout and SB weren't so much a part of the game. But, given the positions, I think it's an apt comparison.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 6 '12
As a real life Rotisserie GM I'd take Harper, as power is harder to find than stolen bases.
Caleb King-Stone ckStone
Jun 6 '12
Is Trout this generation's Willie Mays to Harper being this generation's Hank Aaron?

Did either of those two lose that debate? :-)

As Eugene eludes ... looking forward to a long, long debate on this one ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 6 '12
I'll take Trout for the all around game. The speed both on defense and on the bases is worth the difference in HR power down the road. I also think the speed for Trout will benefit him in terms of BABIP even though he hits from the right side.

Bonds and Griffey were always compared before the natural decline and the unnatural growth. Bonds always had more stolen bases and a better OBP. Griffey more HR and more valuable defense because of the position and arm. If these two turn into those two, I think we'll be having this debate for a long time.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 6 '12
I'd say that the longer I can keep whomever I choose, the more likely it would be Harper. Just seems like one of those guys who come along once in a generation. Not that Trout isn't good (and being an NL guy, have seen Harper much more). Must have been something to see in the AFL, when they were on the same team; outfield practice might have been special.
mike fenger mike
Jun 6 '12
I'm willing to admit Trout might be better ... but as of right now, I'd take Harper ... I think he'll hit more HRs than Trout over their careers.

And isn't it VERY special to have a question like this? These 2 guys are GOOD!
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 6 '12
I've always been rather partial to the speed aspect of the game so has to be an all-in on Trout for me.
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 6 '12
Let's have a poll. If you were a real-life GM and you had the choice, who would you take? Harper or Trout?

Poll closes before games tonight.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 6 '12
Now has more HR's than Pujols this year.
Keith Cromer Slyke
May 16 '12