Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer. .364 BA .586 slugging .442 OBP 28 HR 96 RBI.
Mauer has a better batting average than Jeter by 30 points a better slugging percentage than Texiera and a better on base percentage than anyone else on this list by 36 points. His offensive numbers are impressive leading the league in batting average, slugging, on base percentage and OPS. Considering he did this all while playing Gold Glove caliber catcher makes this pick easy. The real question in the MVP race is where would the Twins be without Joe Mauer.
334 BA .406 On base 30 stolen bases 107 runs.
Jeter had the best year of his career putting up impressive offensive numbers while having the best fielding percentage of his career. Yet again he falls short in the MVP race. He might get the MVP vote out of pity, I mean career achievements but he doesn't quite earn it this year.
.306 BA .569 Slugging 34 Home runs 108 RBI.
Somehow the Angels managed to get to the playoffs again and in his first full season Morales put up big numbers on a offense that needed every run he produced.
.292 BA .565 Slugging .383 OBA 39 Home runs 122 RBI.
Texiera lived up to the big contract helping the Yankees to the best record in the league. He had a great season and put up big numbers but wasn't even the most valuable player on his team.