Originally Posted by SI1020
Did he? Because baseball-reference said his WAR is higher? Does anybody here know how to calculate WAR? I'm just asking, for all I know some of you do. Trout is a sensational young talent, and I probably appreciate defense more than most baseball fans, but like you said it's hard to kick about Cabrera winning the award this year.
You don't even need to use WAR. Just look at their offensive statistics (avg, obp, slg) and then factor in that Trout is far superior on defense and on the basepaths. This really isn't hard. Trout also played in a worse hitter's ballpark and in a tougher division. Trout was better in 2012, but I'm just happy we've finally evolved enough as a baseball world to where this is even debated.