Well, we are quickly approaching the one month mark in the 2011 MLB season. Sure, there have been a few surprises—but for the most part the cream has risen to the top.
Pitching has dominated the young season so far. However, there have been a few players who have risen to the occasion and put up monster numbers to begin the new year.
It's never too early to throw out some speculation as to who the front-runners are in the early-season MVP race. Of course, these names may change as we head into the dog days of summer—but to this point no one in baseball is having the kind of seasons as these guys.
Here are your top five MVP candidates in each league for the first month of the 2011 season.