Originally Posted by Boondock Saint
I'm sure hitting somewhere in the middle of Cabrera, Fielder and Victor Martinez is a major step backward in that respect.
I think Hunter was fortunate to have Trout on base ahead of him all season long. He saw more fastballs and faced pitchers who had divided attention between himself and Trout.
Austin Jackson is a nice player, but he isn't Mike Trout. He certainly isn't the threat on the bases Trout is.