The debate began one year ago Sunday, only we didn't know it at the time.
The Angels were off to a confounding, inconsistent start when Mike Trout ascended from Triple-A Salt Lake for his season debut on the afternoon of April 28, 2012. That night, Bryce Harper made his major league debut at Dodger Stadium amid hype worthy of the Hollywood setting.
They've entertained us thoroughly ever since, providing plenty of fodder for barstool arguments about whom we'd rather have on our favorite team.
Trout is faster than Harper. Harper, now 20, is younger than Trout, 21. Trout is better at chasing down balls in the outfield. Harper has the stronger arm. Trout was statistically superior in 2012. Harper amassed an OPS of 1.043 OPS from Sept. 1 onward while leading the Nationals to the postseason. And Harper ranks third in the National League with a .364 batting average, entering this weekend's series against Cincinnati (Saturday, 1:05 p.m. ET, MLB on FOX).
Each made his All-Star Game debut...