The American League MVP is certainly out of reach for Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, but as Mel Antonen of MASN points out, Jones will certain get some votes for his defense, leadership and clutch hitting.

Antonen thinks Jones will finish in the top five.

As we shared earlier this week, 19 of Jones’ 30 home runs have tied the game or given the Orioles the lead. The Birds are 22-8 when he goes yard.

Steve Melewski of dug a little deeper and found that four of Jones’ six hits in extra innings are home runs, he has 10 RBI an an OPS of 1.153 after nine frames.

Obviously Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Beltre and likely Josh Hamilton will receive more votes than Jones. But I’m not sure who else you could put ahead of him in the AL.