Last season, Miguel Cabrera won the first Triple Crown in the Major Leagues since 1967, and fought off sabermetrics and a new-school way of analysis to bring home the American League MVP.
Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout battled Cabrera all season for AL MVP honors, and at the end of the year, average, RBI and home runs defeated sabermetrics and Cabrera earned the Tigers' second consecutive MVP.
Cabrera led the Tigers to an AL Central Division title and an appearance in the World Series, but the Tigers fell flat in the Fall Classic, and were swept by the San Francisco Giants.
The Tigers' slugger will enter his 11th MLB season in 2013, and even though he'll turn 30 in April, Cabrera is still very much in the prime of his career, and will look to exude the same assault on AL pitchers as he did last season.
Here is the blueprint for Cabrera to win his second consecutive MVP Award in 2013: