American League 2012 First Half MVPs
The first half of the American League schedule was highlighted by performances from some surprise players and surprise teams. The following five players stood out for their outstanding performances.
The Texas Rangers' outfielder is having another terrific season. After missing a significant chunk of the 2011 season Hamilton rebounded to reclaim his spot among the American League's most potent sluggers. He drew much attention for his four home run game in Baltimore in May but Hamilton has been the driving force behind the Rangers' league leading offense all season.