One American League MVP candidate just left the Bronx. Another arrives Monday night.
The arguments are similar to last year.
Cabrera plays for a (likely) playoff-bound team and is one of the game's best hitters. Heck, he hit two home runs off Mariano Rivera in back-to-back appearances by the greatest closer to set foot on the mound.
Mike Trout? Leads MLB in Wins Above Replacement (again), an all-encompassing advanced stat, and has a more complete all-around game than Cabrera (batting, base running, defense).
Explore the players' stats side-by-side and then vote in our poll to tell us who you think the MVP should be (Yes, there's plenty of time left, but it never hurts to take a temperature).
|Mike Trout||Miguel Cabrera|
|Team record (division rank)||53-63 (4th place)||69-47 (1st place)|
|Wins Above Replacement||7.8||7.3|
|Base running runs above average||6.6||0.2|
|Ultimate Zone Rating||2.2||-10.6|