Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year, and is having another fantastic year, leading the AL in AVG and RBI. He is also second in HR. Can Cabrera repeat as Triple Crown winner? Cabrera looks he's playing better this year! Maybe he could win it. The stats look to be in his favor.
Cabrera is hitting .366 (!), with 17 HR, and 66 RBI. What's truly eye-popping is that his slugging percentage is .659. That is 53 points ahead of his Triple Crown slugging percentage. His OPS is also 106 points higher. Cabrera is going to propel himself to the Triple Crown if he keeps up these numbers.
Chris Davis is the only player who stands in Cabrera's way of being the Triple Crown winner. His slugging percentage is .740. That is 81 points higher than Cabrera's. His RBI and AVG probably won't hurt Cabrera is his quest, but he currently has 3 more home runs than Cabrera.
Do I believe Cabrera will win another Triple Crown? I think he could, but he probably won't. I believe that there are way too many obstacles in the MLB that can stop Cabrera. First of all, someone else could become the leader in one of the categories, and he doesn't even lead the league in HR. Cabrera could also get into a slump that could hurt his chances. It's also possible that he could get hurt! At this rate, however, I wouldn't be surprised if Cabrera would be able to take the Crown for the second straight year.
The Tigers need their slugger to just keep pounding out wins. The Triple Crown would be nice, but first and foremost