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Drafted:Signed by Florida in 1999.
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Florida in 2007.
.556, 1HR in last 9AB
|Assets:||An elite pure hitter, he has fantastic plate coverage that lets him hit for huge power and superb averages. Is patient at the plate and a highly consistent run producer.|
|Flaws:||Is not a top-end glove man and is very limited defensively. Doesn't have a lot of speed. Can get moody and a little surly at times. Has had off-field issues in the past.|
|Career Potential:||Elite slugger and perennial MVP candidate.|
|Triple Crown Winner||2012|
|AL||Most Valuable Player Award||2012|
|AL||Hank Aaron Award||2012|
|NL||Silver Slugger||2006, 2005|
|AL||Silver Slugger||2012, 2010|
|Named to the All-Star Game||2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Midwest League (A)||All-Star Team||2001|
|8/26/2011||Missed 1 game (paternity leave list).|
|8/25/2011||Placed on the paternity leave list.|
|10/03/2010||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season (right ankle injury).|
|9/28/2010||Right ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|9/10/2010||Missed 2 games (left shoulder injury).|
|9/08/2010||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|9/04/2010||Missed 1 game (biceps injury).|
|9/03/2010||Biceps injury, day-to-day.|
|7/03/2010||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|7/02/2010||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|5/28/2010||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|5/25/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|8/13/2009||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|8/12/2009||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|6/07/2009||Missed 1 game (hamstring).|
|4/04/2008||Missed 1 game (quadricep injury).|
|4/03/2008||Quadricep injury, day-to-day.|
|3/22/2008||Signed by the Detroit Tigers to an seven-year contract extension.|
|1/18/2008||Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.|
|12/05/2007||Acquired from the Miami Marlins.|
|6/08/2007||Missed 1 game (right hamstring injury).|
|6/06/2007||Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|4/22/2007||Missed 2 games (right oblique muscle strain).|
|4/20/2007||Right oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.|
|2/17/2007||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|9/22/2006||Missed 2 games (left shoulder injury).|
|9/20/2006||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2006||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|9/23/2005||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|9/22/2005||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2005||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|7/19/2004||Missed 1 game (finger injury).|
|7/18/2004||Finger injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2004||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|6/19/2003||Contract purchased from Carolina (AA).|
|3/22/2003||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|12/05/2007||Florida Marlins traded Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers for Burke Badenhop, Eulogio De La Cruz, Dallas Trahern, Andrew Miller, Mike Rabelo and Cameron Maybin.|
|7/02/1999||Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Florida Marlins.|
Miguel Cabrera goes 3-for-4, homers | 06/17/2013 10:17 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera busted out of a minislump by going 3-for-4 and hitting his 19th homer Monday.
ImpactCabrera hadn't homered in a week, and it had been 11 days since his previous multihit game. It's almost like he's human after all.
Cabrera goes deep for 18th time in loss | 06/11/2013 4:07 AM
NewsMiguel Cabrera slammed his 18th homer of the season in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Royals.
ImpactMiggy's two-run job -- his first homer since June 1 -- accounted for the totality of Detroit's offensive output on the evening. Another Triple Crown is in play for the prestigious Venezuelan: He leads the AL in batting average (.361) and RBI (69) and is second in round-trippers.
Miguel Cabrera hits fourth career grand slam | 06/01/2013 7:41 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera hit his fourth career grand slam Saturday in the Tigers' 10-3 win over the Orioles.
ImpactCabrera's slam off T.J. McFarland punctuated the Tigers' eight-run fourth inning. Cabrera is now hitting .420 in 131 career at-bats with the bases loaded, though his home run rate is much lower than usual in those situations. He's averaged a homer ever 33 at-bats with the bases loaded, compared to one every 17 at-bats the rest of the time.
Miggy swats 16th homer, now sits at 61 RBI | 05/31/2013 11:10 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's loss to the Orioles.
ImpactWell, of course he did. Cabrera finishes with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games this month. He now has driven in 61 runs in 53 games this season. For what it's worth, he had 44 RBI through his first 53 games last season.
Miguel Cabrera homers again in loss | 05/29/2013 10:18 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera blasted a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
ImpactIt was his lone hit in five trips to the plate, which could qualify as an off night for the slugger if you're being really greedy. Cabrera's average dropped to .368, which still leads all of baseball. He has 15 homers and a whopping 59 RBI.
Miggy Cabrera runs homer streak to four games | 05/24/2013 12:37 AM
NewsMiguel Cabrera continued to torment major league pitching Thursday, going 2-for-3 with another homer in a comeback win against the Twins.
ImpactHe also walked twice. Now on a four-game home run streak, Cabrera is 9-for-15 (.600) with five walks, a double, six homers, 13 RBI and nine runs during that stretch. He's first in the AL in batting average (.391), second in homers (14), and first in RBI (55), runs (39), slugging percentage (.701) and OPS (1.168). He's only eighth in walks (25) at the moment, but he'll be gifted plenty more of those as teams realize it's an awful idea to throw Cabrera a hittable pitch at the moment.
Cabrera hits 12th homer as Tigers beat Tribe | 05/21/2013 10:25 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera hit his 12th home run of the season Tuesday in the Tigers' win over the Indians.
ImpactThe home run raised his RBI total to a ridiculous 49, and he's now hitting .384/.455/.667 on the season. A Triple Crown is a rare feat, but Cabrera may actually be an odds-on favorite to repeat this year with how he's hitting.
Cabrera blasts three homers in loss to Texas | 05/19/2013 11:59 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with three home runs and five RBI in Sunday night's loss to the Rangers.
ImpactCabrera launched a three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth off Derek Holland before he added a third home run late off Tanner Scheppers. The weather conditions at Arlington played a factor, but it was a monster of a performance. Cabrera is currently on track to have a better season than his Triple Crown winning campaign in 2012. He has 11 home runs and leads the American League in batting average (.387), runs (34), and slugging-percentage (.659).
Cabrera's three-hit effort leads Tigers | 05/17/2013 11:22 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers in Arlington on Friday.
ImpactIt marked the sixth time already this season that Cabrera has had at least three hits in a game. It's hard to believe, but he's off to an even better start than he was at this point of the season during his Triple Crown winning campaign in 2012. He'll head into play on Saturday hitting a cool .376/.447/.606 with eight homers and 42 RBI.
Cabrera launches eighth homer in Tigers win | 05/14/2013 10:47 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with his eighth home run of the season as the Tigers beat the Astros on Tuesday.
ImpactThe home run was just a solo shot, so Cabrera only has 41 RBI to show for himself through May 14. He also doubled in the game, and he's hitting .375 on the year. There's nothing to say about the slugger that hasn't already been said. He's simply the best in the game right now.
Cabrera homers, plates three to lead Tigers | 05/10/2013 10:05 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera blasted a three run homer, powering the Tigers to a 10-4 victory over the Indians on Friday.
ImpactCabrera also doubled, finishing 2-for-5 on the night. The AL's reigning triple crown winner is off to an even better start in 2013, hitting .382/.455/.618 with seven homers and 40 RBI through his first 33 games. His remarkable production and consistency from year to year are the exact reasons why many selected Cabrera first overall in their fantasy drafts and are now reaping the rewards.
Cabrera homers twice, Tigers rout Astros 17-2 | 05/04/2013 10:44 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera hit two homers and tallied six total RBI as the Tigers beat the Astros 17-2 on Saturday.
ImpactCabrera also singled twice and walked, finishing 4-for-4. The 2012 American League MVP now has six home runs and 36 RBI on the season, and he's hitting .390/.467/.627. A Triple Crown is a rarity these days, but the prospect of Cabrera doing it two years in a row doesn't seem so unrealistic as it might with a different player.
Cabrera raises average to .367 Wednesday | 04/24/2013 11:45 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the Tigers' win over the Royals on Tuesday.
ImpactSo much for a Triple Crown hangover. Cabrera's double was his fourth of the season and the third baseman is now hitting .367 on the year. He still has just two home runs to show for his efforts, but those will come as well. Cabrera is obviously a special hitter.
Cabrera has three hits in loss | 04/20/2013 1:19 AM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk Friday in a loss to the Angels.
ImpactIt was the only offense the Tigers could muster on the night. Cabrera is hitting a cool .348 (24-for-69) with a .416 on-base percentage and 18 RBI through 16 games. Last year's Triple Crown winner only has two homers, so the power hasn't been there quite yet, but he's hardly disappointing fantasy owners.
Miguel Cabrera knocks in four in victory | 04/17/2013 1:47 AM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Tigers beat the Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday.
ImpactManager Jim Leyland tried to keep the Mariners in the game by giving Don Kelly another start, but it wasn't enough. Cabrera upped his RBI total to 17, leaving him just two behind AL leaders Chris Davis and Prince Fielder. He's well ahead of last year's pace; he hit .265 with 10 RBI through 13 games in 2012.
Miguel Cabrera goes 4-for-5, homers in win | 04/09/2013 4:16 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI and three runs scored in leading the Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
ImpactCabrera is off to a slow start, with just two four-hit games and two multi-RBI games eight days into the season. He didn't even have a homer until taking Brandon Morrow deep today. Nope, with a .393 average and 10 RBI through seven games, he's been a major disappointment so far.
Miguel Cabrera drives in a pair | 04/03/2013 7:25 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera drove in the Tigers' only two runs in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
ImpactCabrera plated runs in the third and the fifth with singles before the Tigers bullpen coughed up the lead in the ninth. The two-hit game came after the reigning AL MVP went 0-for-5 on Opening Day.
Miguel Cabrera knocks in two runs in win | 03/14/2013 4:50 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI Thursday as the Tigers routed the Mets 9-1.
ImpactCabrera is batting .320 with three homers and 10 RBI in 25 at-bats this spring. He also went 4-for-12 with a homer in the World Baseball Classic before Venezuela was eliminated.
Miguel Cabrera homers twice against Mets | 03/06/2013 5:33 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers Wednesday in leading Venezuela to a 14-10 exhibition victory over the Mets.
ImpactGerardo Parra also homered for Venezuela. Catcher Santiago Perez went 3-for-4. With Cabrera in the third spot followed by Pablo Sandoval and Carlos Gonzalez, Venezuela should put up a bunch of runs in the WBC.
Miguel Cabrera homers in Tigers' victory | 03/02/2013 5:29 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera had a two-run homer and an RBI groundout against the Pirates on Saturday.
ImpactCabrera is stinging the ball this spring, with three homers and just one strikeout in 21 at-bats. He's now off to join Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic.
Miguel Cabrera homers in second straight | 02/25/2013 6:09 PM
NewsMiguel Cabrera crushed a long homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the fifth inning of Monday's game.
ImpactThe homer to left-center was Cabrera's second in as many days. He's already matched his 2012 spring total of two homers in 46 at-bats.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
|At Bats||6||at Sea||Apr 17||6|
|Runs||4||at Tex||May 19||3|
|Hits||4||4 times-last:at Tex||last:May 19||4|
|Doubles||2||at Pit||May 30||3|
|Triples||1||vs. Tor||Apr 11||0|
|Home Runs||3||at Tex||May 19||2|
|Total Bases||13||at Tex||May 19||10|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||at Tex||May 19||3|
|Runs Batted In||6||at Hou||May 4||6|
|Base on Balls||2||8 times-last:at KC||last:Jun 12||3|
|Times on Base||5||3 times-last:at Tex||last:May 19||5|
|Stolen Bases||1||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Jun 6||1|
|Games||161||2 times-last: 2012 (Det)|
|At Bats||622||2012 (Det)|
|Home Runs||44||2012 (Det)|
|Total Bases||377||2012 (Det)|
|Extra-Base Hits||84||2 times-last: 2012 (Det)|
|Runs Batted In||139||2012 (Det)|
|Base on Balls||108||2011 (Det)|
|Times on Base||308||2011 (Det)|
|Stolen Bases||9||2006 (Fla)|
|Caught Stealing||6||2006 (Fla)|
|Batting Average||.344||2011 (Det)|
|On Base Percentage||.448||2011 (Det)|
|Slugging Percentage||.622||2010 (Det)|
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