Robinson Cano is picking a bad year to have a career year.  He has plenty of company as the race heats up for the American League's most valuable player.

Here's a breakdown in predicted order at the moment:

Josh Hamilton, Texas: 18 home runs, 57 RBIs, .346 average.  The best player on a team that is finally pretty good.  

Robinson Cano, Yanks: 15/53/.359. All that and clutch, too. Will have to settle for being Yanks' MVP.

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit: 20/66/.335. A machine who could easily move up the list.  

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Justin Morneau, Minnesota: 15/49/.350.  He could actually do more in the power department. 

Vladimir Guerrero, Texas: 15/60/.327. He's far from finished, but designated hitters finish out of the running (David Ortiz) and teammate Hamilton beats him out, anyway.

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