Scary: Miguel Cabrera so far in 2013 is better than in 2012

It's Miggy's world, the rest of us are just living in it.
It's Miggy's world. The rest of us are just living in it. (USATSI)

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The Tigers still have 129 games left this season, so there's obviously lots of time for a slump to happen, but it's still worth mention right now: Through 33 games, 2012 American League MVP and triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera has been better than he was last season.

After going 2-for-5 on Friday night with a double, a prodigious home run and three RBI -- as the Tigers crushed the previously white-hot Indians -- here's where Miggy stands:

  • .382/.455/.618, 52 hits, nine doubles, seven homers, 40 RBI, 27 runs, 17 BB, 19 K

And here's where he was through 33 games last season:

  • .282/.336/.481, 37 hits, five doubles, seven homers, 27 RBI, 17 runs, 10 BB, 21 K

In 161 total games last season, here was Cabrera's final stat line:

  • .330/.393/.606, 205 hits, 40 doubles, 44 homers, 139 RBI, 109 runs, 66 BB, 98 K

And here's what he's on pace to do this year (we'll calculate out to 161 games again):

  • .382/.455/.618, 254 hits, 44 doubles, 34 homers, 195 RBI (!), 132 runs, 83 BB, 93 K

Again, there will be a slump at some point -- or will there? But for now, Cabrera is both baseball's best and most fearsome hitter. And, in my opinion, it's not real close.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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