The surprising Cleveland Indians are in first place in the American League Central Division, and columnist Anthony Castrovince says shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is a major reason why.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera

Right now, Cabrera is undoubtedly an MVP candidate. He's hitting over a .300, and is on pace to hit right around 30 homers, score over 100 runs, drive in over 100 runs, and steal 20 bases.

I've always liked Cabrera. He had a good year, in 2009, when he hit a .308, with six homers, and 68 RBI's, to go along with 17 stolen bases, before his production decreased last year, mostly due to injury. But I never expected him to have the type of year he's putting together, this year.