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This one is arguable. Miguel Cabrera, in my opinion and the opinion of many others, is the best hitter in baseball today.
He can hit for average, power and is a very smart hitter. He has never been a huge strikeout guy, in fact, he has cut down on his strikeout totals each year since joining the Tigers in 2008. Last season, Cabrera walked 19 more times than he struck out, an astounding number that is almost unheard of.
A career .317 hitter, the 29-year-old Cabrera has exceeded the expectations of many and has guided Detroit for the past five years. He has become one of the youngest players to reach 300 home runs and is surely on pace for 500 within the next six years.
As an everyday player in Major League Baseball, Cabrera has never hit below .290 and he is constantly driving in runs.
Okay, so enough about the past, this year Cabrera has vaulted himself into MVP consideration. He is chasing the improbably Triple Crown title with average, home runs and RBI. He is second in the entire league in RBI with 98, second in the AL with a .324 average and fifth in the entire league with 29 home runs.
Although the Triple Crown is unlikely, and may not happen any time soon, Cabrera is the guy that could possibly be the one to do it. Although he probably won't achieve the feat this season, he will win the MVP with his impressive numbers.