MLB: 6 Early Season MVP Candidates

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Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees:

May 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Cano’s batting average of .325 is good (ninth in the AL) and above his career average of .309. He’s in the top five for slugging percentage (.613) and sixth in OPS (.978). What makes these stats, and his eight home runs, impressive is that he started out the first six games with no RBI and only one home run.