Friday, August 10, 2012

MLB Most Valuable Players

In the American League, two players that stand out with MVP caliber seasons are Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera. Mike Trout, the 21 year old sensation, is hitting a league leading .345 for his third place Angels. Miggy is still searching for his first MVP hardware and lands somewhere in the top five in average, RBIs, and home runs. My vote is for Trout, as well as Rookie of the Year, something that hasn't been done since Ichiro in 2001. Jim Leyland seems to think that Miggy's career numbers have to be taken into account in this years MVP race. The Tigers are in the hunt in the central division, only a game back behind Chicago. Where the Angels end up in the standings may hurt Trout's chances. I have to mention Robinson Cano's name in the mix, with the Yankees cruising on a comfortable 5.5 game lead over Baltimore. If Cano can continue to stay hot, he will finish in the top 3 in voting. 

In the National League, Andrew McCutchen and Melky Cabrera are playing out of there minds. McCutchen is hitting a MLB best .369  and adding 23 dingers for the Pirates, who are going to shock the world and leg out the division race over Cincinnati. Melky is hitting .352 for the first place Giants. Boone Logan for Melky, thanks Cashman. My vote is for McCutchen. Wins above replacement is 6.5 and he is the biggest stud in the game. Go Pirates. 

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