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"Mike Trout has nearly a 40-point edge in OBP, which drives his overall edge. Trout is also much better on the bases. With 200 steals at an 85% clip, he’s one of the best basestealers of his era. Griffey Jr. stole 123 bases in his first nine years at a 71% success rate. Put simply, Trout is a much better offensive force, through age 27, than Griffey Jr. was."