Angels oufielder Mike Trout has 22 regular season games left in what has been an all-time historic season. The best measure of Trout's greatness are the Wins Above Replacement that he has accrued. The WAR stat is a comprehensive gage of a player's complete accomplishments. It is the rare counting stat that follows the mathematical rhythm of rate stats.
There are many headlines today touting that Mike Trout is enjoying a 10 WAR season and that he is the first player since Barry Bonds to do so and one of a handful of players - the list is small and it is exclusively Hall of Fame caliber players. You get used to tossing the word Cooperstown around when you discuss Michael Nelson Trout.