Found July 01, 2012 on Angelswin:
By Andre Castillo - AngelsWin.com Columnist Name WAR Mike Trout 4.0 (AL Rank: 1st) Mark Trumbo 2.7 (AL Rank: 13th) Torii Hunter 1.9 Albert Pujols 1.1 Peter Bourjos 1.1 Alberto Callaspo 1.0 Howie Kendrick 1.0 Kendrys Morales 0.5 John Hester 0.4 Chris Iannetta 0.4 Erick Aybar 0.4 Maicer Izturis 0.3 Andrew Romine 0.2 Vernon Wells 0.0 Dan Haren -0.1 Bobby Wilson -0.3 Doesn't make the Vernon Wells trade look any better does it? There Mike Trout is, by far the best offensive player on the Angels roster, and an astounding 1st in the American League in WAR, despite not playing an inning in April. Because of who else, but the incomparable Vernon Wells. While we don't really know how Trout would have responded had be been promoted right out of Spring training, it wouldn't be a stretch to guess that he would have handily beat Vernon Wells's production of 0 WAR. Speaking...
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