MLB: Each American League Team's Most Valuable Player in 2011

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MLB: Each American League Team's Most Valuable Player in 2011
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As each new baseball season rolls around, there's never a guarantee of what a team will see from its players. Expectations from the season before can be exceeded, met or not met without any certainty and even though some players meet the expectations we have of them on a consistent basis, it is never a surprise to see a team's most valuable player from the previous five seasons become one of the least valuable as a new one progresses.

Although this uncertainty creates a sense of nervousness in every team at the start of a new season, it makes room for other players who may have offered little value to their team's success in past years to capitalize on their opportunity to become their club's MVP.

From young, developing newcomers to seasoned veterans, here is a ranking of who I believe has offered the most value to their team so far in 2011.

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