New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson often gets overshadowed by his own teammates, not to mention other American League stars, such as Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, and Miguel Cabrera.

Curtis Granderson

This year, it's hard to ignore Granderson, however, with his .281 batting average, 35 homers, 98 RBI's, and 24 stolen bases.

Cliff Corcoran, of SI.com, says those stats have vaulted Granderson to the top spot in the American League MVP race.