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Mike Trout vs Willie Mays Comparison

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Mike Trout vs Willie Mays Comparison (Through Five Seasons)

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays and current big league center fielder Mike Trout that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  This comparison is through five 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
Willie Mays – New York Giants

Position

Mike Trout – Centerfielder
Willie Mays – Centerfielder

Height

Mike Trout – 6’2″
Willie Mays – 5’10”

Major League Debut Age

Mike Trout – 19 Years Old
Willie Mays – 20 Years Old

Years in Comparison

Mike Trout - 2011-2015
Willie Mays – 1951-1956 (Did not play in 1953 due to Military Service)

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series 

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images

World Series Appearances

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 2 (1951, 1954) images images

Playoff Appearances

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Willie Mays – 2 (1951, 1954) images images

World Series MVP

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 0

Awards and Honors

MVP

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images

Gold Gloves

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 0

Rookie of the Year

Mike Trout - 1 (2012) images
Willie Mays – 1 (1951) images

All-Star Games

Mike Trout - 4 (2012-2015) images images images images
Willie Mays – 3 (1954-1956) images images

Silver Slugger

Mike Trout - 4 (2012-2015) images images images images
Willie Mays – 0*

League RBI Champion

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Willie Mays – 0

League Home Run Champion

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 1 (1955) images

League Leader in Stolen Bases

Mike Trout - 1 (2012) images
Willie Mays – 1 (1956)

League Leader in Runs

Mike Trout - 3 (2012-2014) images images images
Willie Mays – 0

League Batting Champion

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images

League Leader in Total Bases

Mike Trout - 1 (2014) images
Willie Mays – 1 (1955) images

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Mike Trout – 1 (2015) images
Willie Mays – 2 (1954-1955) images images

*Silver Slugger Award didn’t start until 1980.

Regular Season Stats (Offense)

Games

Mike Trout - 652 images
Willie Mays – 610

Batting Average 

Mike Trout - .304
Willie Mays – .306 images

At-Bats

Mike Trout - 2,248 images
Willie Mays – 2,314

Plate Appearances

Mike Trout - 2,877 images
Willie Mays – 2,629

Hits

Mike Trout - 744 images
Willie Mays – 708

Runs

Mike Trout - 477 images
Willie Mays – 419

Home Runs

Mike Trout - 139
Willie Mays – 152 images

RBIs

Mike Trout - 397
Willie Mays – 412 images

Stolen Bases

Mike Trout - 113 images
Willie Mays – 83

Total Bases

Mike Trout - 1,368 images
Willie Mays – 1,352

Walks

Mike Trout - 361 images
Willie Mays – 286

Strikeouts

Mike Trout - 647
Willie Mays – 259 images

Doubles

Mike Trout - 143 images
Willie Mays – 102

Triples

Mike Trout - 32
Willie Mays – 43 images

On-Base Percentage 

Mike Trout - .397 images
Willie Mays – .382

Slugging Percentage

Mike Trout - .559
Willie Mays – .584 images

On-Base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Mike Trout - .956
Willie Mays – .966 images

WAR

Mike Trout - 37.9 images
Willie Mays – 32.4

OPS+

Mike Trout - 169 images
Willie Mays – 153

BABIP

Mike Trout - .357 images
Willie Mays – .290

Regular Season Stats (Defense)

Games

Mike Trout - 627 images
Willie Mays – 610

Innings

Mike Trout - 5,502 2/3 images
Willie Mays – 5,454 1/3

Put Outs

Mike Trout - 1,590 images
Willie Mays – 1,733

Assists

Mike Trout - 14
Willie Mays – 69 images

Errors

Mike Trout - 11 images
Willie Mays – 34

Fielding Percentage

Mike Trout - .993 images
Willie Mays – .981

Playoff Stats

Games

Mike Trout - 3


Willie Mays – 10 images

Batting Average 

Mike Trout - .083
Willie Mays – .222 images

At-Bats

Mike Trout - 12
Willie Mays – 36 images

Plate Appearances

Mike Trout - 15
Willie Mays – 42 images

Hits

Mike Trout - 1
Willie Mays – 8 images

Runs

Mike Trout - 1
Willie Mays – 5 images

Home Runs

Mike Trout - 1 images
Willie Mays – 0

RBIs

Mike Trout - 1
Willie Mays – 4 images

Stolen Bases

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 1 images

Total Bases

Mike Trout - 4
Willie Mays – 9 images

Walks

Mike Trout - 3
Willie Mays – 6 images

Strikeouts

Mike Trout - 2
Willie Mays – 3 images

Doubles

Mike Trout - 0
Willie Mays – 1 images

On-Base Percentage 

Mike Trout - .267
Willie Mays – .333 images

Slugging Percentage

Mike Trout - .333 images
Willie Mays – .250

On-Base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Mike Trout - .600 images
Willie Mays – .583

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