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Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout tore it up at the plate last year and it looks like both of them decided to have another go at it in 2013. In 2012, Cabrera, also known as “Miggy”, won the Triple Crown(awarded to the player that leads the MLB in batting average, home runs and runs batted in), something that hasn’t been done since former Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967. Trout did not do so bad either in 2012. Actually, he was mesmerizing. At 20 years old, Trout managed to rack up 30 home runs, 83 RBIs and get this… 49 stolen bases!
The 2013 campaigns of Cabrera and Trout seem to include much of the same action. Juggernauts are suitable names for players with such caliber! Cabrera is off to a hot start(when isn’t he?). In just 45 games into the young season, Cabrera is second in the AL in homers(14) and leads the entire MLB in batting average(.391) and RBIs(55). Trout’s success is carrying over from last year as well. The 21-year-old prodigy hit a bit of a wall at the start of the season but he has found his rhythm again by hitting 10 home runs, driving in 35 runs and getting his Rickey Henderson on with 10 stolen bases!
Many people regard Miggy and Trout as the two best players in the MLB. As testaments to their greatness, look at the highlights from yesterday. Trout crushed a 463-foot bomb in the Angels’ 5-4 win over the Royals and is 8-13 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in his last three games. Cabrera has 6 home runs, 13 RBIs and is 9-15 in his last 4 games! There is no slowing these hitters down. It’s safe to say that Miggy and Trout have recently gotten into the “swing” of things. Looks like baseball fans are in for another show this season. Trust me, these two extraordinary players will not disappoint.