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Mike Trout vs Al Kaline Comparison

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Mike Trout vs Al Kaline Comparison (Through Five Seasons)

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Fame right fielder Al Kaline and current big league center fielder Mike Trout that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  This comparison is through four seasons and both players stats will be updated after each season.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Team, Position and Height

Team

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
Al Kaline – Detroit Tigers

Position

Mike Trout – Centerfielder
Al Kaline – Rightfielder, First Baseman

Height

Mike Trout – 6’2″
Al Kaline – 6’1″

Major League Debut Age

Mike Trout – 19 Years Old
Al Kaline – 18 Years Old

Years in this Comparison

Mike Trout - 2011-2015
Al Kaline – 1953-1957

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series 

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline -0

World Series Appearances

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – 0

Playoff Appearances

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Al Kaline – 0

World Series MVP

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – 0

Awards and Honors

MVP

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Al Kaline – 0

Gold Gloves

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – 1 (1957) images *Award wasn’t introduced until 1957

Rookie of the Year

Mike Trout - 1 (2012) images
Al Kaline – 0

All-Star Games

Mike Trout - 4 (2012-2015) images images images images
Al Kaline – 3 (1955-1957) images images images

Silver Slugger

Mike Trout - 4 (2012-2015) images images images images
Al Kaline – 0 *Award wasn’t introduced until 1980

League RBI Champion

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Al Kaline – 0

League Home Run Champion

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – 0

League Leader in Stolen Bases

Mike Trout - 1 (2012) images
Al Kaline – 0

League Leader in Runs

Mike Trout - 3 (2012-2014) images images images
Al Kaline – 0

League Batting Champion

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – 1 (1955) images

League Leader in Total Bases

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Al Kaline – 1 (1955) images

League Leader in Hits

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – 1 (1955) images

Regular Season Stats (Offense)

Games

Mike Trout - 652 images
Al Kaline – 622

Batting Average 

Mike Trout - .304
Al Kaline – .307 images

At-Bats

Mike Trout - 2,248
Al Kaline – 2,314 images

Plate Appearances

Mike Trout - 2,877 images
Al Kaline – 2,575

Hits

Mike Trout - 744 images
Al Kaline – 710

Runs

Mike Trout - 477 images
Al Kaline – 352

Home Runs

Mike Trout - 139 images
Al Kaline – 82

RBIs

Mike Trout - 397 images
Al Kaline – 365

Stolen Bases

Mike Trout - 113 images
Al Kaline – 34

Total Bases

Mike Trout - 1,368 images
Al Kaline – 1,109

Walks

Mike Trout - 361 images
Al Kaline – 218

Strikeouts

Mike Trout - 647
Al Kaline – 200 images

Doubles

Mike Trout - 143 images
Al Kaline – 103

Triples

Mike Trout - 32 images
Al Kaline – 25

On-base Percentage 

Mike Trout - .397 images
Al Kaline – .366

Slugging Percentage

Mike Trout - .559 images
Al Kaline – .479

On-Base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Mike Trout - .956 images
Al Kaline – .846

WAR (Wins Above Replacement)

Mike Trout - 37.9 images
Al Kaline – 21.0

OPS+

Mike Trout - 169 images
Al Kaline – 127

BABIP

Mike Trout - .357 images
Al Kaline – .306

Regular Season Stats (Defense)

Games

Mike Trout - 627 images
Al Kaline – 605

Innings

Mike Trout - 5,502 2/3 images
Al Kaline – 5,233 1/3

Put Outs

Mike Trout - 1,590 images
Al Kaline – 1,262

Assists

Mike Trout - 14
Al Kaline – 62 images

Errors

Mike Trout - 11 images
Al Kaline – 27

Fielding Percentage

Mike Trout - .993 images
Al Kaline – .980

Playoff Stats

*Al Kaline didn’t play in the playoff during his first five seasons of his career

Games

Mike Trout - 3

 images
Al Kaline – *

Batting Average 

Mike Trout - .083 images
Al Kaline – *

At-Bats

Mike Trout - 12 images
Al Kaline – *

Plate Appearances

Mike Trout - 15 images
Al Kaline – *

Hits

Mike Trout - 1 images
Al Kaline – *

Runs

Mike Trout - 1 images
Al Kaline – *

Home Runs

Mike Trout - 1 images
Al Kaline – *

RBIs

Mike Trout - 1 images
Al Kaline – *

Stolen Bases

Mike Trout - 0 images
Al Kaline – *

Total Bases

Mike Trout - 4 images
Al Kaline – *

Walks

Mike Trout - 3 images
Al Kaline – *

Strikeouts

Mike Trout - 2
Al Kaline – *

Doubles

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – *

Triples

Mike Trout - 0
Al Kaline – *

On-base Percentage 

Mike Trout - .267 images
Al Kaline – *

Slugging Percentage

Mike Trout - .333 images
Al Kaline – *

On-Base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Mike Trout - .600 images
Al Kaline – *

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