Miguel Cabrera is a pretty good hitter. On the heels of his 4 for 4, three home run, five RBI night against the Texas Rangers, his current numbers (through 42 games) make his numbers from last year through the 42 games look ordinary.
At the time of this post (May 20, 11:30 EDT), Cabrera leads the American League (and Majors) in batting average with a .387 clip. Rays first baseman James Loney is second at .356. He’s tied for second in the AL with 11 home runs. Nelson Cruz also has 11. Edwin Encarnacion, Robinson Cano, Chris Davis and Mark Reynolds all have 12. Cabrera leads the American with 47 RBIs. Davis is second with 40.
Yes, we might be witnessing the first ever back-to-back Triple Crown seasons.
And in case you were wondering, over Cabrera’s last 162 games (one full MLB regular season), he has a .351 avg, 47 HRs, 152 RBIs, 45 doubles, 221 hits and 122 runs.
See, I told you that he’s pretty good.