GiantsFan14 wrote:kab21 wrote:I expect Trout to have a great season next year but young players regardless of how good they are or how good they looked in their first season struggle all the time. JUp posted mediocre years after breakouts in '09 and '11. Hosmer was awful this year after a very good rookie year. Heyward was awful in his sophomore season. None of these players were as awesome as Trout was this year but it wouldn't be shocking if he put up a .275, 15/30 season. I expect more though.
It wouldn't be shocking but trout is on a whole different level than those guys. It's the risk you take with unknown/young players, but Trout's immense amount of skill minimizes that risk imo. He could significantly regress and still be worth a first round pick.
Of course he's on a whole different level than those guys and that's why we are talking about him at #1 overall vs the fifth rd.