I was watching ESPN and they kept referring to Delmon Young as "MVP Candidate Delmon Young" as if that was his full, legal name. His numbers don't even sniff Cabrera's.
Players have begun to refer to Cabrera as the best hitter in the AL or sometimes even as the best hitter in all of baseball. But ESPN, which seems to have an impact on the awards, doesn't tout his candidacy. Now MVP is a complicated award, and I know that it doesn't necessarily go to the league's best player.
But, Cabrera currently ranks:
1st in AL and MLB in RBI
2nd in AL and MLB in HR
2nd in AL and MLB in Avg
Hamilton is having a good year, and I see him as the only real competition, but Cabrera should be the clear leader at this point.