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Miguel Cabrera

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2017 Stats

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.268

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3

RBI

9

R

7

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

All of a sudden, Cabrera is 34 years old. You would never know it by his statistical production as 2016 was another tremendous year at the plate. He continues to be the best slugger in the game who ra...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Groin     EST. RETURN:  5/2/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 4/18/1983
BORN: Maracay, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By FLA In 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Miguel Cabrera Contract Information:

Signed a 10-year, $292 million extension with Detroit in March of 2014.

April 28, 2017  –  Miguel Cabrera News

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Cabrera (groin) did some light jogging and took batting practice Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

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Miguel Cabrera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 22 MAJ MIA 158 685 613 106 198 78 43 2 33 116 1 0 64 125 0 6 2 .323 .385 .561 .947
2006 23 MAJ MIA 158 676 576 112 195 78 50 2 26 114 9 6 86 108 0 4 10 .339 .430 .568 .998
2007 24 MAJ MIA 157 680 588 91 188 74 38 2 34 119 2 1 79 127 1 7 5 .320 .401 .565 .965
2008 25 MAJ DET 160 684 616 85 180 75 36 2 37 127 1 0 56 126 0 9 3 .292 .349 .537 .887
2009 26 MAJ DET 160 685 611 96 198 68 34 0 34 103 6 2 68 107 0 1 5 .324 .396 .547 .942
2010 27 MAJ DET 150 648 548 111 180 84 45 1 38 126 3 3 89 95 0 8 3 .328 .420 .622 1.042
2011 28 MAJ DET 161 688 572 111 197 78 48 0 30 105 2 1 108 89 0 5 3 .344 .448 .586 1.034
2012 29 MAJ DET 161 697 622 109 205 84 40 0 44 139 4 1 66 98 0 6 3 .330 .393 .606 .999
2013 30 MAJ DET 148 652 555 103 193 71 26 1 44 137 3 0 90 94 0 2 5 .348 .442 .636 1.078
2014 31 MAJ DET 159 685 611 101 191 78 52 1 25 109 1 1 60 117 0 11 3 .313 .371 .524 .895
2015 32 MAJ DET 119 511 429 64 145 47 28 1 18 76 1 1 77 82 0 2 3 .338 .440 .534 .974
2016 33 MAJ DET 158 679 595 92 188 70 31 1 38 108 0 0 75 116 0 5 4 .316 .393 .563 .956
2017 34 MAJ DET 16 65 56 7 15 5 2 0 3 9 0 1 9 14 0 0 0 .268 .369 .464 .833
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3-Year Averages     145 624 545 85 174 65 37 1 27 97 0 0 70 105 0 6 3 .319 .396 .539 .935
Career  (View All)     2112 9,066 7,909 1,328 2,534 991 525 17 449 1,562 38 21 1,020 1,530 5 75 57 .320 .399 .561 .960

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Miguel Cabrera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 27 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 26 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 25 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Min 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .369 .464 .833
Apr. 20 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .339 .434 .773
Apr. 19 @TB 4 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .362 .469 .831
Apr. 18 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .340 .444 .784
Apr. 16 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .347 .390 .737
Apr. 15 @Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .356 .405 .761
Apr. 14 @Cle 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .317 .333 .650
Apr. 13 Min 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .278 .233 .511
Apr. 12 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107 .242 .107 .349
Apr. 11 Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .276 .125 .401
Apr. 10 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .240 .095 .335
Apr. 9 Bos 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .118 .286 .118 .404
Apr. 8 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 7 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 6 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 4 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
Last 7 Games 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .858
Last 14 Games 32 7 12 2 0 3 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .719 1.163
Last 30 Games 56 7 15 2 0 3 9 9 14 0 1 0 0 0 .268 .369 .464 .833

Miguel Cabrera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 15 1
2016 147 1 8
2015 107 11
2014 126 10 25
2013 145 1
2012 2 154 7
2011 152 7
2010 148 2
2009 153 6

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Miguel Cabrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017131010.385.385.851
2016149259210.302.517.926
201580185180.313.5501.016

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017436380.233.488.828
20164466729870.321.578.966
20153494613581.344.530.964

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017242110.167.292.577
20162864520650.322.587.976
2015224307390.357.540.997

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017325280.344.5941.026
20163094718430.311.540.938
20152053411371.317.527.948
Miguel Cabrera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 22 MAJ MIA 685 613 9.3% 18.2% 0.51 80% .363 .238
2006 23 MAJ MIA 676 576 12.7% 16% 0.80 81% .382 .229
2007 24 MAJ MIA 680 588 11.6% 18.7% 0.62 78% .361 .245
2008 25 MAJ DET 684 616 8.2% 18.4% 0.44 80% .316 .245
2009 26 MAJ DET 685 611 9.9% 15.6% 0.64 82% .349 .223
2010 27 MAJ DET 648 548 13.7% 14.7% 0.94 83% .342 .294
2011 28 MAJ DET 688 572 15.7% 12.9% 1.21 84% .369 .242
2012 29 MAJ DET 697 622 9.5% 14.1% 0.67 84% .335 .276
2013 30 MAJ DET 652 555 13.8% 14.4% 0.96 83% .357 .288
2014 31 MAJ DET 685 611 8.8% 17.1% 0.51 81% .354 .211
2015 32 MAJ DET 511 429 15.1% 16% 0.94 81% .386 .196
2016 33 MAJ DET 679 595 11% 17.1% 0.65 81% .340 .247
2017 34 MAJ DET 65 56 13.8% 21.5% 0.64 75% .308 .196
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3-Year Averages     624 545 11.2% 16.8% 0.67 81% .356 .220
Career     9,066 7,909 11.3% 16.9% 0.67 81% .352 .241

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Miguel Cabrera Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 932.3 4 102 5 1 3 514 3 350 3 1 1 2
2016 1B 1262 -10 145 -11 0 -10 610 -5 273 -7 1 -6 -6
2016 3B 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 1B 122.7 -1 13 -1 0 -1 61 0 38 0 1 -2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B -1 0 2 3 0 4
2016 1B 0 0 1 -7 0 -6
2016 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1B 0 -1 0 -1 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for Miguel Cabrera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.64 BB/K
GREAT
13.8% BB Rate
ELITE
21.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.833 OPS
GOOD
.369 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.268 AVG
AVERAGE
.308 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.464 SLG
GOOD
.196 ISO
GOOD

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Miguel Cabrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Manager Brad Ausmus reiterated Wednesday that he believes Cabrera (groin) will be ready to be activated from the DL on May 2, when first eligible, the Detroit News' Chris McCosky reports.

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Cabrera (groin) participated in workouts Tuesday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

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Cabrera (groin) is expected to return from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain Saturday.

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Cabrera (groin) will not play for at least the remainder of the Tigers' weekend series against the Twins, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Cabrera (groin) had an MRI on Saturday morning, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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The injury that forced Cabrera to leave Friday's game has been diagnosed as a right groin strain and he will be reevaluated Saturday.

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Cabrera was pinch-hit for in the seventh inning and was seen heading back to the tunnel with an unknown injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Cabrera had been incredibly durable since his debut in 2003, but that all changed in 2015. Miggy struggled out of the gate following offseason ankle surgery and hit the disabled list at the start of July because of a Grade 3 calf strain. He still won the American League batting title upon his return, but there's reason to be concerned about a drop in power in his game. Cabrera's ISO last season (.196) was well below his career average (.241). Some of that can be attributed to his injury, but not all — his drop in power had already shown its face in 2014 (.211 ISO with too many homers turned into doubles). Miggy will continue to deliver in most standard sabermetric categories, but may be less valuable in standard 5x5 roto leagues, especially if those balls that used to go for homers continue to drop in as doubles. He will still come with a hefty price tag, so buyer beware. Cabrera is valuable, but may not deliver a decent return on a high-end investment.

2015

For most players, a slash line of .313/.371/.524 with 25 homers, 191 hits, 109 RBI, 101 runs and an All-Star berth would be considered a career-defining campaign, but for a back-to-back AL MVP award winner, it was considered a down year. Cabrera undoubtedly took a slight step back in 2014, as his .895 OPS was the lowest since he joined the Tigers in 2008. His ISO dropped to .211, which was the lowest since his 2003 debut season. On a positive note, Cabrera continued to hit the ball on a line most of the season, posting a career-best 24.8% line-drive rate while also posting a contact rate above 80.0% for the seventh consecutive season. He also finished the regular season on a tear, hitting .379/.409/.709 with eight homers and 18 RBI in September. There were some obvious reasons for Cabrera’s statistical dip. The Tigers' slugger saw his HR/FB rate dip to a career-low 14.0%, well below the 23.0 and 25.4% he posted in 2012 and 2013, respectively. He also dealt with a lingering bone spur in his ankle for much of the season, which eventually led to offseason surgery in late October. Cabrera’s surgery was more serious than anticipated, as he had two screws inserted to stabilize a stress fracture in the navicular bone. He won’t be evaluated again until late January, and depending on those results, his availability for Opening Day could be in question. Assuming Cabrera makes a full recovery by spring training, he’ll remain one of the premier options at first base as he enters his age-32 season.

2014

In what has become the norm, Cabrera put together another season for the ages in 2013, besting even his 2012 Triple Crown campaign. Cabrera finished last season hitting .348/.442/.636 with 44 homers, 137 RBI and 103 runs. His 1.078 OPS was easily a career best as he paced the rest of the majors by a wide margin in the category. His plate discipline improved dramatically, bouncing back from a dip in walk rate during the 2012 season (9.8 percent), to 13.8 percent last year. And the scary part is Miggy’s season could have been even better if not for a lingering groin injury, which sapped his production at the plate in September and during the postseason. After the Tigers were ousted from the playoffs, Cabrera was diagnosed with a groin tear. He underwent surgery in late October to repair the injury, but is fully expected to be ready for spring training. To help prevent future injury risk, the Tigers are expected to slide Cabrera back over to first base following the trade of Prince Fielder to Texas in November. At age 30, Cabrera is still in the prime of his career. Barring an unforeseen setback, fantasy owners will once again want to target Cabrera near the top of the draft.

2013

Cabrera had a banner year in 2012, taking home the AL MVP while completing the first Triple Crown in 45 years. The Tigers slugger led all of baseball in homers (44), RBI (139), slugging percentage (.606) and OPS (.999) while trailing only the Giants' Buster Posey in batting average (.330). The only offensive area where he saw any drop off was OBP (.393), as his walk rate fell from 16 percent in 2011 to 10 percent last season. Cabrera himself said the drop in walks was due to the presence of Prince Fielder behind him in the lineup, as pitchers were forced to throw more strikes than in previous seasons - given Cabrera's success hitting the ball it's hard to complain about the decline in free passes. All of his success on offense came while switching from first to third base on defense, which only amplified Cabrera's fantasy value. Entering his age-30 season, Cabrera is primed for another monster season. His high floor and position eligibility at third base should make him one of the few names considered for the first overall pick on draft day.

2012

The 2011 campaign was more of the same for Cabrera, as he once again compiled MVP-caliber numbers. The big (6-foot-4, 240) slugger took home his first batting title, hitting .344 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI. While his power numbers were down slightly from 2010, Cabrera still managed to post the second-highest slugging percentage (.568) of his career. He also vastly improved his eye, posting a 108:89 BB:K ratio, easily a personal best. Another plus with Cabrera is his durability - he has appeared in 150 or more games in each of his eight full seasons in the majors. The only cause of concern that comes with Cabrera is a lingering trial date for a DUI arrest in 2010, but he isn't expected to miss any regular season action if convicted. The 29-year-old first baseman has been one of the best bets in fantasy for a while now and should be for years to come. Don't hesitate to build your squad around him.

2011

Cabrera put together another banner campaign in 2010. He compiled Triple Crown caliber numbers, leading the American League in RBI (126) while finishing second in batting average (.328) and third in homers (38). The Tigers slugger has been the model of consistency throughout his career, compiling seven consecutive seasons of 30-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI. At 28, he's just now in the prime of his career, so it's entirely possible we haven't even seen the best from him yet. Outside of Albert Pujols there might not be a better or safer fantasy first baseman.

2010

Cabrera put it all together in his second year with the Tigers, finishing in the top 10 of the American League in batting average (.324), home runs (34), RBI (103), on-base percentage (.396) and slugging percentage (.547). He even managed to show improved skills with his glove at first base, quieting many doubters that have him fast-tracked to the DH spot. He battled some off-field issues during the stretch run, but that incident appears to behind him and the Tigers. Turning 27 just a couple of weeks after Opening Day, it's reasonable to believe Cabrera hasn't even reached his prime yet. With his current standing as one of the best hitters in the game and the possibility he could get better, Cabrera should continue to be drafted with the utmost confidence.

2009

Cabrera got off to a slow start last year leaving some to question if the Tigers made a mistake signing him to a long-term deal. Those early season struggles can probably be attributed to learning the new pitchers in the AL because by the time mid-season came around Cabrera was back to mashing. He launched 26 of his home runs after the month of June and finished the season with career highs in home runs and RBI. If he can continue that production to start this season he'll be on pace to easily exceed the 37 home runs he hit last year. The move to first base should also help to keep Cabrera healthy. There’s even more to like about Cabrera when you realize he is only 26 and is just entering the prime years of his career. Draft him with confidence.

2008

Cabrera set new career highs (barely) in home runs and RBI in 2007, while hitting .320 or better with a .560 or better SLG for the third straight season, but that still wasn't enough for the Marlins to break with tradition and actually retain one of their young stars through his arbitration years. Cabrera's new home in Comerica Park isn't particularly hitter-friendly but it's still an improvement over Dolphin Stadium, and it will be much harder for AL hurlers to pitch around Cabrera with the likes of Gary Sheffield and Magglio Ordonez lurking behind him in the order. The 25-year-old was also reported to be taking his offseason training more seriously this winter, which could make his weight 'problems' a thing of the past. Despite his Hall of Fame-caliber numbers to date, the best is still yet to come for Cabrera.

2007

On the surface, Cabrera's year might be considered a bit of a disappointment. After consecutive 33 home run seasons, he managed only 26 long balls in 2006. His other numbers, however, showed continued skill growth. The Marlins superstar set career highs in batting average, OBP, SLG, walks and doubles, and he posted his lowest strikeout total since A-ball. He'll still only be 24 at the beginning of 2007, and there's still time for him to add 40+ HR power to his fantasy arsenal and truly challenge Albert Pujols for NL roto supremacy.

2006

Cabrera continued to blossom in 2005, posting nearly identical counting stats to the year before while adding a dozen doubles and 30 points of batting average. He'll move back to the infield this season, where he's more comfortable, and scary as it is to contemplate (if you're an NL East pitcher, anyway) at 23 he probably hasn't hit his ceiling yet.

2005

At the ripe old age of 21, Cabrera is already an All-Star caliber bat and the heart of the Marlins offense. The only possible downside here is if Florida keeps switching positions on him (a move to first has been rumored) and messes with his head. Otherwise, he should keep opposing pitchers terrified for years to come.

2004

Cabrera, the Marlins' best prospect entering 2003, came up from Double-A to save their season after Mike Lowell broke his thumb. Over 40% of his hits in the majors went for extra bases (a number comparable to Albert Pujols' rookie year) -- while his plate discipline needs work, his bat is absolutely electric, and he should be a perennial All-Star contender by 2006 at the latest.

2003

Cabrera was the youngest position player in the High-A Florida State League, a situation Cabrera is used to as he was the youngest player in the Midwest League the year before. He's also a monster Double-A season waiting to happen in 2003, as he led the FSL (a pitcher's league) with 43 doubles. A future All-Star third baseman who should start making Mike Lowell nervous in 2004.