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This list of players will include guys I thought may contend for this number at the beginning of the year and some that have gotten off to great starts this season. I don't think any of these guys will come that close to hitting 50 homers, but anywhere in the 30-40 range is very possible for these guys.
Dunn would have easily been one of my favorites to hit 50 home runs heading into the season, but the slugger has yet to do anything well this season. So far he is only hitting .172 with two homers.
I believe I saw during the last Yankees game on ESPN that Granderson is tied for second for the most home runs since September 1, 2010. He finished last season with nine homers in September and has hit seven so far this season. While he is currently on pace for 54 home runs, I think he ends up in the mid-30s. But who knows?
While Beltre's average has taken a significant drop (.321 to .253 so far this season), he has hit seven homers. This puts him on pace to hit 47, but I think Beltre cools off a bit and ends up in the high 30s with possibly his second career 40-homer season.
Since last September, Tulowitzki has hit 22 homers and knocked in 57 RBI, making him the most prolific run producer during that time. His seven homers thus far in the season have him on pace to hit 49. However, the grind of playing shortstop will cause the total to drop. That said, Tulowitzki is my current favorite to win the Most Valuable Player award, and I think he'll end up in the mid 30s in home runs.
As far as pure hitters go, Cabrera (five homers) has to be in everyone's top five list for current players. He has posted a career average of .314 and is currently hitting .329 on this young season. He has already hit five homers, but Cabrera has never hit more than 38 homers in a season. So while he has had a fabulous career and season so far, I don't think he will cross even the 40-homer mark.
I put Posada here because he is currently on pace to hit 46 home runs, though that number is starting to drop drastically. He is only hitting .138 on the season, so I doubt his early homer success continues enough for him to even clear the fence 25 times, if he even reaches 20.