openWAR 2018: Mike Trout and batting runs above average
One of the nice things about openWAR is that you can compute it over any time period and you can look at its individual components. Here I’ve looked at Mike Trout’s batting component in openWAR (raa.bat) over the course of the 2018 season. His best game performance so far in terms of hitting was on 4/8/2018 when he amasses 1.95 raa.bat by going 2-3 with a HR, 2RBI, a walk and a strikeout. His worst game so far was worth 1.62 raa.bat on 3/29/2018 where Trout went 0-6 with a strikeout. As you can see, Trout started relative slowly over the first week of the season but since April 8, 18 of his last 23 games have been positive raa.bat. If he keeps up that kind of production, this kid might have a future in the major leagues…..