AL MVP Rankings: Robinson Cano Continues Rise as Adam Jones Falls from Top Spot

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AL MVP Rankings: Robinson Cano Continues Rise as Adam Jones Falls from Top Spot
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New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano did not start the season swinging a powerful bat. In fact, he hit just one home run in his first 119 plate appearances.

Since then, he's hit 19 home runs in 215 plate appearances while batting over .340. He's on pace to have the best season of his career, which is saying something.

In the meantime, the Yankees, as always, have been winning baseball games. That makes Cano one of the American League's top MVP candidates.

But he's not the man to beat for the MVP in the American League. That honor belonged to Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones the last two weeks, and it belongs to a new player this week.

Here's a look at this week's rankings.

Note: All stats come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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