With the Saturday debuts of highly touted prospects Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, both the American League and National League are entering a new era.
Obviously it's tough to put such lofty expectations on 19- and 20-year-old kids, but these are legitimately two of the best prospects in the last decade.
Both are also charged with somewhat daunting tasks in 2012. Harper must keep the upstart Washington Nationals rolling, while Trout needs to provide a spark for the Anaheim Angels, who have limped out of the gate.
With their immense talent level, both are capable of pulling off the feats. But how do the two wonder boys stack up against each other? Let's examine.
The two bring different things to the plate, as Harper is a strong power hitter, while Trout torches pitchers by consistently knocking base hits.