Trout, 25, reaches 50 career WAR, joins elite company
In case you needed some sort of reminder, Mike Trout is great at baseball. Historically great, in fact.
The Los Angeles Angels star became the third player in league history to reach 50 wins above replacement (WAR) at the age of 25, according to Baseball Reference. He joins Mickey Mantle (52.1) and Ty Cobb (55.8) as the only other players in the modern era to accomplish the feat.
Mantle reached the total from 1951-1957 with Cobb doing so from 1905-1912.
To put Trout's total in perspective, he's ninth on baseball's active all-time WAR list. Dustin Pedroia (33 years old) is the closest player comparable in age and he's been in the league five more years than Trout.