That's what an announcer said over the weekend on either Fox or ESPN, each of which televised a Yankee-Cub game. I thought: has he ever heard of Rogers Hornsby?
Cano's 2011 OPS+ is 129. 2010 was his career best: 142. I ran some numbers in baseball-reference.com. Click to see the data.
Since 1903 and including 2011, second basemen have had OPS+ >= 129 157 times, including repeats for individuals. Cano's 142 is number 63 on the list. Rogers Hornsby is the only one over 200 (five times) and 9 of the top 12 seasons.