Found March 31, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
It’s been a long ride with three months of player profiles culminating in our number one player for 2013, Mike Trout!Honestly, Trout’s position atop our rankings shouldn’t come as any surprise (and not just because you already know who the other 199 players in our top 200 are). What Trout accomplished in five months last season goes beyond words I even joked on Twitter that Trout’s level of play last year warranted a new stat to quantify player performance: Wins Below Trout.Imagine what he would have done in a full season.Well, that’s exactly what we get to do this year. His 22.6% line drive rate, .390 xBABIP, and .344 xBA are all ridiculous. I mean seriously, his xBABIP was nearly .400, meaning his .383 BABIP wasn’t luck-fueled. It was an accurate representation of his play. Are you kidding me?When looking at Trout’s line last year, which ranked number one in fantasy, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where to project regression. He can’t be that good again, can he? Can he??George and ...
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