(BaseballStL) -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has steadily improved his case to win a National League MVP award and Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals was a blaring example of why he should be considered for the award.
Molina went 2 for 2 with 4 RBIs and a homerun in Monday’s game. He now has a .346 batting average with 27 RBIs in 49 games in this young 2013 season. That average puts him at number one among Cardinals starters and third in the National League.
Over the past three seasons, Molina has steadily added to his impressive resume for MVP by increasing his offensive numbers. Molina is regarded as one of the best catchers in the game, but his hitting talent has finally caught up with his defensive production.
Molina has steadily increased his batting average over is ten year career from the mid .200s. Over the past three seasons, he has not ended the season below .300.
During the 2012 season, Molina was voted by fourth in the MVP ballot and with his production in 2013 there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be considered in the top tier of NL players again.