Now, it's time to announce the best hitter in the American League. That player is...Miguel Cabrera. Forget about one of the best players in baseball today, but this guy is putting up Hall of Fame numbers and should get there if he keeps this up.
Cabrera will only turn 28 in April and his yearly stats are almost just as good as Albert Pujols recently. Last season, he led the AL in RBI with 126, along with hitting 38 home runs.
He's driven in 100 runs or more in each of his seven full seasons in the big league, he already has 1,400 career hits and should he record 121 RBI this season, he'll reach 1,000 in that category.
The only thing this guy can't do is field. He committed 13 errors at first base last season, but at the plate, he's unstoppable. No matter where the pitch is or how you pitch him, he'll burn you. Back in 2006, he singled on an intentional walk. Now, that's just unfair.
Even more impressive, his strikeouts have decreased in each of the past three seasons. In fact they've decreased so far, he doesn't even strikeout 100 times anymore, only recording 95 last season.
So, he hits for average, power, and doesn't strike out. It's very hard to argue with the fact that he's the first or second best hitter in the game. What he does at the plate is so good that no one even compares to him in the AL right now.
Now, take a guess who the best hitter in baseball is...