Cano was among the top ten American League players in hits, extra-base hits, total bases, at bats, doubles, batting average, runs scored, and triples. It was his first year with more than 20 home runs. He finished second to Boston's Dustin Pedroia for the AL MVP award.
Robinson Cano had a very good season in 2009. He started off hot, hitting over.400 for several weeks in April and May. However, after the all-star break he began to slump a little, only finishing with another gold glove season. Still, he was one of the best offensive players in baseball and was voted in by his fellow players as the MVP of the American League.
Cano is a seven time All-Star and has won the Gold Glove Award each year since 2007. He has also been named the AL Player of the Year three times (2007, 2008, & 2010).
Before becoming a Yankee, Cano played for the Seattle Mariners from 2004-2010. He spent nine seasons in Seattle and made the All-Star team every year except the last. In 2004, he led the league in hits with 231 and earned a spot on the Silver Slugger Team along with Mariano Rivera. That same year, Cano also won the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week.
Cano, along with WBC teammates Octavio Dotel and Santiago Casilla, became one of the only four players to win both a World Series and a World Baseball Classic. During the 2010s, he had the most hits of any big league player, with 1,695.
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Robinson Cano has 2,624 career hits, 334 home runs, an.896 OPS, one World Series ring, and a 0% probability of being elected to the Hall of Fame. Consider that since 2003, when MLB began testing for drugs, only Cano has more doubles (534), homers (311), and RBIs (1,233) than Utley (411 doubles, 259 homers, and 1,025 RBIs).
Cano is one of only four players in MLB history with at least 3,000 hits, 250 homers, and an.900 or better slugging percentage (the other three are Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire). Between them, those six men have 962 total awards won across all major sports organizations in the United States and Canada.
Cano was born on January 4th, 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He grew up in the Bronx borough of New York City and attended George Washington High School before graduating from James Madison University in Virginia. In 2001, Cano debuted in the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners where he has played ever since. He has won several awards including the American League MVP Award in 2013 when he also led the league in hits for the second time in his career.
In 2014, Cano finished first in voting for the AL Most Valuable Player Award after hitting.354 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs.
Cano hit.320 in 2009, with 204 hits, 25 home runs, and 85 RBIs. Cano was among the top ten American League players in hits, extra-base hits, total bases, at bats, doubles, batting average, runs scored, and triples.
Jose Cano's father, Jose Cano, signed as an amateur free agent with the New York Yankees in 1980 and pitched in the Yankees' and Atlanta Braves' minor league systems before making his main league debut and throwing six games for the Houston Astros in 1989. Robinson was named after Jackie Robinson, a baseball great.
That season, he made his minor league debut with the Gulf Coast Yankees of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League and the Staten Island Yankees of the Class-A Short Season New York-Penn League. Cano spent 2002 with Staten Island and the Greensboro Bats of the Class-A South Atlantic League.
He also hit his first career walk-off home run, a three-run home ball against the White Sox on August 28. Cano struck out Shane Victorino for the final out of the 2009 World Series on November 4. Cano was promoted to the fifth slot in the batting order following the departure of Hideki Matsui.