As I've said, several times, both had very good years. If one was "head and shoulders" better, post-season appearance wouldn't play a factor. Neither was that much better than the other. Cabrera created more runs(new school). Does that mean Trout was better? I don't think so. He had a higher batting average, more homers and more RBI(old school). Does that make Trout better? I don't think so.