“Not only is there an almost 50 point difference in BABIP when facing a shift, he’s doing more damage with those hits. Out of the four players above, he’s the only one who is hitting the ball to the opposite field more often when facing a shift. Robbie is an incredible hitter who has enough bat control to execute his plan at the plate more often than not.”
As Nathaniel Reeves at Outside Pitch noted, “The 34-year-old ranked second among individuals at second base with 6.0 WAR, trailing only MVP candidate Jose Altuve.”
Robinson Cano has been incredibly durable, staying healthy over the full season in each year of the past decade. He missed the month of July back in 2006, and has missed nothing of note since.
Moving forward he is sure to remain a driving force as the club tries to push to an AL West Division crown. But for now, Robinson Cano was the 2016 Seattle Mariners Player of the Year.