Are we forgetting someone??? Not one of the many throwdowns that involve baseball awards has even given Alex Rodriguez a single point of interest. He is playing just as good as people like Ian Kinsler or Joe Mauer (another good pick for the MVP) or even Josh Hamilton. Alex Rodriguez is also a shortstop and is a pretty good fielder as well. I hope people can see this blog becuase I really want to get this out to other people that Alex Rodriguez deserves some consideration for being an AL MVP candiate. Does he deserve it right now? I dont know.
A-Rod is hitting .318 right now which is 4th in the AL. That shows that a normal power hitter like him can be versatile and bat for average as well. But he is also 5th in the AL in home runs right now with 20 dingers. So he still has his normal power hitting in him. But he shines in the other averages categories such as OBP and Slugging%. He is second in slugging% in the AL right now with .594 and 5th in the league in On Base Percentage with .398. Those are really good numbers. He has shwon himself to be versatile in all categoires unlik last year in my opinion where he mainly fed on power stats (home runs, RBI's, total bases, etc.)
Also in some of the smaller categories he can be worth mentioning as well. He has 13 stolen bases to his name and has only struck out 62 times for his 20 home runs. He also has 55 runs and 55 RBI's which is a step down from last year but I think some of his other skills and work this year make up for it. Those are still good number and he is on track to score about 80 RBI's and 80 runs this year. This is all he does and I really do think Alex Rodriguez deserves to be an MVP candidate and maybe even the MVP.
Tell me what you think...