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.
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.