I’ve written quite a bit about Chris Davis lately, and how his 2013 season could be historic. However, make no mistake- while Chris Davis has been really, really good, Miguel Cabrera has been the best player in baseball.
Cabrera’s triple slash heading into the break is an almost unfathomable .366/.457/.674, as he leads baseball in average, OBP, and is second to Chris Davis in slugging percentage (.690.) Cabrera’s counting stats have also been incredibly good, as his 94 RBIs lead baseball, and his 30 homers rank second to only, yet again, Davis.
Cabrera has accomplished a feat that nobody in the history of baseball ever has. With a solo home run Thursday, he becomes the first person to ever have 30 homers and 90 RBIs before the All Star Break. In fact, as he has 94 right now, he could even reach 100 RBIs before the break. 30 homers and RBIs, for most players, is a great full season. Cabrera has a chance to do that before the break, which is just crazy.
Chris Davis, the only player in baseball somewhat comparable to Miggy right now, also has a chance to reach this landmark, as he has 34 homers and 86 RBIs on the season.
Here is the video of the historic hit- http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=vtp_longest_drives&content_id=28805441.
What’s next for Cabrera, back to back triple crowns? That’s entirely probable right now. Miguel Cabrera is scary good, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down.