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#pounditTuesday, July 27, 2021

Red Sox manager has interesting Mike Trout comparison

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Just when you thought that everything there was to say about Mike Trout had already been said, Alex Cora is coming in from the top rope.

Speaking with reporters before their game against Trout’s Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox manager had an interesting comparison for the two-time MVP with regard to his body type.

“The way he moves is impressive,” Cora said of Trout, per’s Jessica Camerato. “First to third, if I had to compare to somebody, his body, the way he’s built, how fast he is — Raúl Mondesi.”

If you recall, Mondesi (not to be confused with Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, whose birth name is also Raúl), was a former All-Star and Gold Glover who played in the 1990s and 2000s. He clocked in at 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds, hitting 271 home runs and stealing 229 bases during his 13-year career. Mondesi was also himself a former Angel and was briefly teammates with Cora on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

While comparing a generational talent like Trout to a forgotten one like Mondesi may seem odd, it’s not quite the strangest one we’ve heard.


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