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Old 07-24-2017, 10:17 PM
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aaron judge isn't a switch hitter so how could he be compared to mantle?
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:19 PM
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I agree...Where is this all coming from all of a sudden on his stats? Things that make you go hmmmm.
I just don't know. Maybe he somehow closed up a hole in his swing, or finally learned to keep his hands back? Maybe it was one of those situations where he was just a subtle adjustment away and someone finally worked on it with him? It is odd. Anyhow, especially given that he had a number of not so productive years, we just need to wait and see.
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How many "next Mickey Mantles" have their been in the last 25-30 years? I first remember hearing that with Greg Jefferies. I'm sure there were other players before Jefferies. I don't know how many there have been since Jefferies but it seems like every few years a player comes along that is the "next Mantle".

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How many "next Mickey Mantles" have their been in the last 25-30 years? I first remember hearing that with Greg Jefferies. I'm sure there were other players before Jefferies. I don't know how many there have been since Jefferies but it seems like every few years a player comes along that is the "next Mantle".

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Bobby Murcer certainly. I think Kirk Gibson was spoken of in those terms. Kevin Maas maybe.
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I don't think the comparison to Greg Jefferies or Kevin Maas is apt but I wouldn't mind being compared to Bobby Murcer. At age 25 he had his best season too.

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Gentlemen, the OP was only comparing their cards. He was not comparing them as players.

Comparing Judge to Mantle wouldn't make any sense. Judge is bigger than LeBron James and Mantle wasn't even 6 feet tall!
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Gentlemen, the OP was only comparing their cards. He was not comparing them as players.

Comparing Judge to Mantle wouldn't make any sense. Judge is bigger than LeBron James and Mantle wasn't even 6 feet tall!
Judge may be taller, but Mantle's Topps cards (<1957) were longer than Judge's.

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Old 07-25-2017, 10:34 AM
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Fun fact: through his age 25 season Mantle had 52.2 WAR (B-R version). Currently, Trout has... wait for it... 52.2 WAR.

Too early to tell if he'll end up with Mantle's career, but so far I think it's fair to call Trout the next Mantle.
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Trout has 2 MVPs and 3 seconds I think -- and at least one of those he should have been first.
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It makes you wonder if Mantle had been 6"8" and 285 lbs what he might could have done hitting a baseball... Let's pump the brakes a bit on Judge, way to early. As it was, Mantle was 5'11" 180 lbs and was the fastest runner in baseball before he blew out his knee, and could hit a baseball 500 feet....
No argument here. Were it not for injuries I think Mantle and Griffey would have been in the discussion with Ruth for greatest of all time. Although for anyone to top the babe he'd have to be able to pitch too.

Half a season has never got anyone into the HOF. But from what I've seen so far of Judge I think he will have a great career and could end up being the face of baseball for the next 10 years. Time will tell. For now I'm just enjoying the show.
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