Dodgers: Measuring Kershaw Against (Possible) Future Hall of Famers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 10: Centerfielder Mike Trout
SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 10: Centerfielder Mike Trout /

Mike Trout- .182/.250/.273

Mike Trout will almost certainly be in the Hall of Fame when his time comes. In fact, he’s more than likely to be a first ballot entrance. This comes as no surprise though, because everyone in the league has realized this from the moment he stepped foot onto a big league field.

As a lifetime .308 hitter, you’d think that would be enough for the kid from New Jersey to get the hall call. But he’s also averaging just over 27 home runs per season. So he can also hit for power.

He’s also won the MVP award…twice in just his first six years. He’s a six-time All Star, four-time silver slugger winner, and just dynamic in the outfield.

And yet, Kershaw has won the battle with him in nine out of 11 at-bats. Kershaw has managed to strike out Trout four times and surprisingly has not given up a home run to him.

But over the next ten years, it’s pretty likely they’ll meet a whole lot more often. Trout is fantastic, and he may end up getting the best of Kershaw down the stretch. But for now, it’s coming up all Clayton.

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