So how are they doing as we approach the mid point of the 2013 season? Cabrera leads the entire Major Baseball League (MBL) in BA (.368) and RBI (77); he's tied for second in HR (21) behind Chris Davis (28) who has played 77 games for AC East Baltimore. 77 would be half of the old 154 game schedule and 28 HR would suggest that Davis has a chance to hit 60 HR. That still gets my attention.
Even among the top ten of the AC Trout is nowhere to be seen in BA, HR or RBI. Trout is #7 in on base average (OBA): .383; Cabrera leads at .460. Slugging average (SLG):
1. Davis .716
2. Cabrera .649
6. Trout .530
|On-Base Plus Slugging|
In the batter's box Cabrera is doing better than Trout. Cabrera is tied for seventh most double plays grounded into: 11; Trout 4 despite leading the AC in plate appearances (PA) with 360.
Stolen bases and caught stealing:
Among the more esoteric stuff:
Base-Out Runs Added (RE24) Davis, Cabrera, Trout
Win Probability Added (WPA) Davis, Cabrera
Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI) Davis, Cabrera, Trout
Base-Out Wins Added (REW) Davis, Cabrera, Trout
Finally, although it's not something I endorse: wins above replacement player (WAR):1. Machado (BAL) 4.4
2. Cabrera (DET) 4.3
3. Davis (BAL) 4.1
4. Longoria (TBR) 3.7
5. Pedroia (BOS) 3.7
6. Mauer (MIN) 3.5
7. Donaldson (OAK) 3.1
8. Cano (NYY) 2.9
9. Kipnis (CLE) 2.8
10. Gardner (NYY) 2.8
Offensive WAR: Cabrera, Davis, Trout.
Defensive WAR: none of those three are in the top ten.
So far in 2013 it appears that Cabrera is more valuable than Trout but for the MVP award Cabrera may be battling Davis.