Robinson Cano had an amazing season in 2010 and already has a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger award to show for it, but he won’t be adding an MVP award to his trophy shelf.
That award is going to Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers who officially won the 2010 AL MVP today after getting 22 of 28 first place votes. Cano did not get a single first place vote, but got the most second place votes with 12. Unfortunately for him Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers got 11 second place votes and five first place votes to put him over the top.
Cano’s stats were not as impressive as others in the league including both Cabrera and Hamilton, but Yankees fans are surely going to be upset as his value to the team was outstanding. Here are Cano’s overall numbers: 160 G, 626 AB, 103 R, 200 H, 41 2B, 3 3B, 29 HR, 109 RBI, .319 BA, .381 OBP, .534 SLG, .914 OPS.
Unfortunately Hamilton’s numbers were better an his value to his own team can not be understated either.
Here are the complete voting results: