Randy Johnson vs. Mike Trout: Who would win in this MLB dream matchup? | The Tylt
Baseball honors tradition more than any other sport in the United States and when a hotshot pitcher or hitter lights up MLB, he is compared to the greats of the past and whether or not his stuff can hold up. These dream matchups are fun to debate and we want to know who you think will come out on top. In this pairing, we have Randy Johnson and Mike Trout. Would Trout go for 4 for 10 against the Big Unit? What do you think? ⚾
Randy Johnson vs. Mike Trout: Who would win in this MLB dream matchup?
Baseball loves its folk heroes, telling stories of their towering home runs to their unstoppable pitches. The greats of today get compared to the icons of the past and fans try to figure out if talent can succeed in different eras. Would the sluggers of today get hits off the flamethrowers from yesteryear? Could the legendary hitters keep up with today's pitchers? Vote on our matchups and let us know what you think!
There are few pitchers who induced more fear than Randy Johnson. Standing at 6'10'', the Big Unit earned his reputation with elite velocity and a pitch he dubbed, "Mr. Snappy."
The first thing that caught people's eye with Johnson is his triple-digit fastball that appeared to come at you faster because of his length. Though, the pitch that made him a legend was his slider. Mr. Snappy ran away from lefties and busted righties inside. After a steady diet of incredible fastballs, seeing a slider with late movement in the low 90s was an adjustment no batter could adjust to—not even Trout.
There's a reason experts are already dubbing Mike Trout the greatest player ever after nine seasons. The Los Angeles Angels superstar isn't intimidated by anyone past or present.
Trout has led the league in on-base percentage in the last three years and is leading it in 2019. His plate discipline is impeccable and there is no way Randy Johnson can overpower or out-think him when he's in the batter's box.
The Kiiiiid has this matchup in the bag.