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IN WITH A BANG
TOM VERDUCCI
August 27, 2012
Mike Trout isn't just having one of the best rookie seasons ever: By at least one gauge—OPS+, a measure of on-base and slugging percentages that takes into account the effects of a player's home ballpark—his 2012 performance is the greatest in history by a player age 21 or younger.
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August 27, 2012

In With A Bang

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PLAYER AGE* OPS+
TROUT, 2012 20 182
JIMMIE FOXX, 1929 21 173
EDDIE MATHEWS, 1953 21 171
ROGERS HORNSBY, 1917 21 169
TY COBB, 1908 21 169

Mike Trout isn't just having one of the best rookie seasons ever: By at least one gauge—OPS+, a measure of on-base and slugging percentages that takes into account the effects of a player's home ballpark—his 2012 performance is the greatest in history by a player age 21 or younger.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

*AGE AS OF JUNE 30 THAT YEAR

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