Cabrera has turned into exactly what the Tigers had envisioned when they gave up a host of great young talent for the young slugger.
Cabrera finished fourth in MVP voting in 2009, second in 2010 and he just finished first in 2011 if his own teammate, Justin Verlander, doesn't beat him out.
Let's take a look at the 10 most feared power hitters trying to lead their teams to World Series titles in 2011.
Upton's 2011 numbers
.289 Avg, 31 HR, 88 RBI, OBP .369, SLG .529 OPS .898
Justin has developed into the face of this Diamondbacks offense, and his 2011 campaign has proven that he's a legitimate power threat.
Upton has 91 career home runs.
Cano's 2011 numbers
.302 Avg, 28 HR, 118 RBI, OBP .349, SLG .533 OPS .882
Cano hit a dramatic grand slam in Game 1 of the ALDS, and he's been a terror to AL pitching for the past seven seasons
Cano has 144 career home runs.
Hamilton's 2011 numbers
.295 Avg, 25 HR, 94 RBI, OBP .346, SLG .536 OPS .882
Hamilton has battled injuries his entire career, but when he's healthy, he might be the best power hitter in baseball.
Hamilton has 188 career home runs.
Pujols' 2011 numbers
.299 Avg, 37 HR, 99 RBI, OBP .366, SLG .541 OPS .906
These are Pujols' numbers in a down year. Wow. He's about to get 10 years and $300 million, and he deserves it.
Pujols has 445 career home runs.
Berkman's 2011 numbers
.301 Avg, 31 HR, 94 RBI, OBP .412, SLG .547 OPS .959
Welcome back, Lance. Berkman was left for dead after a dreadful 2010 season. The Cardinals came calling, and Berkman delivered with the kind of numbers everyone had come to expect from him.
Berkman has 358 career home runs.
Granderson's 2011 numbers
.262 Avg, 41 HR, 119 RBI, OBP .364, SLG .552 OPS .916
Granderson had a career year in 2011 and has taken his power to the next level. He even threw in 25 steals just to showcase how versatile he is.
Granderson has 167 career home runs.
Beltre's 2011 numbers
.296 Avg, 32 HR, 105 RBI, OBP .331, SLG .561 OPS .892
Consistency has been the big concern with Beltre, but he's now turned in back to back All-Star caliber seasons in Texas.
Betlre has 310 career home runs.
Fielder's 2011 numbers
.299 Avg, 38 HR, 120 RBI, OBP .415, SLG .566, OPS .981
Prince has developed into one of the most terrifying hitters on the diamond. He's consistently hit for power since being drafted, and the Brewers will undoubtedly do everything in their power to sign him next season.
Fielder has 230 career home runs.
Cabrera's 2011 numbers
.344 Avg, 30 HR, 105 RBI, OBP .448, SLG .586, OPS .1033
Those are the kind of numbers I couldn't even get on Baseball Stars for Nintendo
What is a wren? (for all of those old Nintendo players)
Carbrera has 277 career home runs.
Braun's 2011 numbers
.332 Avg, 33 HR, 111 RBI, OBP .397, SLG .597, OPS .994
Braun has a been a true beast so far in the NLDS, and he's unlikely to slow down anytime soon. He's my pick for 2011 NL MVP.
Braun has 161 career home runs.