With the recent signing of Prince Fielder, the Detroit Tigers now boast one of the best hitting tandems in the league. It will be interesting to see how he plays alongside Miguel Cabrera—one of the best all-around hitters in the game today.
Although Fielder and Cabrera have yet to play together, one thing is certain: these two will put up hefty numbers.
Jim Leyland will have a fun time creating a lineup around these two. Fielder is a premier left-handed hitter in the game today, and Cabrera is dominant batting right.
To be a great hitter, you not only have to hit for power, but also hit for average.
These duos dominate both and require teams to game plan around them. They don't just stuff the stat sheet in home runs and RBI. They hit for average, steal bases or have a great on-base percentage.
Here are the top hitting combos in the American League.
Note: Duos are ordered by team name, not by rank.