What are Miguel Cabrera's top 5 seasons by WAR? No. 1 might surprise you

Counting down Miguel Cabrera's top 5 best seasons going by WAR. No. 1 might not be what you'd expect.
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3. 2011: 6.6 fWAR

The year before the crown, as they say. Miggy's 2011 season is another one that's somewhat underrated. He walked (15.7%) more than he struck out (12.9%).

He won the AL batting title with a .344 average and led the league in on-base percentage. His 177 wRC+ was the second-highest of his career. It was also the second year in a row where he had an OPS over 1.000.

A 6.6 fWAR is what it all amounted to at the end of the year. This was a great season, no doubt, but there are two that are better.