Miguel Cabrera Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 249 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/18/1983 (39)
Miguel Cabrera Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Miguel Cabrera News
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera isn't in the starting lineup on Tuesday for a matchup with the Chicago White Sox and right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease. Cabrera is batting .289 with a .328 on-base percentage and three home runs in 201 plate appearances this season. It'll be Austin Meadows moving from the outfield to designated hitter to start at Cabrera's usual position against Cease and the White Sox. Meadows is batting cleanup on Tuesday and is hitting .246 with a .343 on-base percentage in 140 plate appearances in 2022 for Detroit.
Detroit Tigers first baseman/designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (back) is back in the starting lineup and will serve as the DH and hit third on Tuesday against Minnesota Twins left-hander Devin Smeltzer in the first game of a doubleheader. Cabrera missed the last two games due to lower-back tightness, but fantasy managers can now return the 39-year-old to their starting lineups. However, don't be surprised if the Tigers give him some more rest and sit him out in Game 2. Miggy doesn't have a ton of power these days -- only three home runs -- but he still makes plenty of contact and has an overall slash line of .294/.340/.399 with 18 RBI and 12 runs scored in 143 at-bats in 2022.
Detroit Tigers first baseman/designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (back) remains out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Minnesota Twins. Cabrera will sit out for the second straight game, but fantasy managers should continue to consider him day-to-day for now. The 39-year-old veteran is hitting a solid .294/.340/.399 on the season with three home runs, 18 RBI and 12 runs scored in 143 at-bats. Miggy doesn't have prodigious power like he once had, but he's still an excellent source for average. Harold Castro will serve as the DH on Monday and hit leadoff against Twins right-hander Dylan Bundy. Castro has been solid this year in limited action, going 26-for-80 with four home runs and nine RBI in 27 games. He'll have added DFS sleeper appeal in the leadoff spot.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will likely be shining his plaque at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown shortly after his playing career is over. It's just a shame that his recent and likely future production will be a shell of what it used to be during his prime. After hitting just 15 home runs over 706 plate appearances from 2018-19, Cabrera hit 10 homers through just 231 plate appearances in 2020. It seems as if this perceived bump in power was a product of MLB's regional schedule, as four of them came against the rebuilding Kansas City Royals and another three against the Minnesota Twins. He played the majority of last year against teams with winning records, and his .234/.313/.345 slash line doesn't instill a ton of confidence with a full season currently on tap. The Tigers finished 2020 with a team wRC+ of 89 and a team on-base percentage of .303, both among the worst in baseball. Without a great offense around him and his own diminished performance, utility-only eligible Cabrera has become unrosterable in standard-sized leagues, which is why his ADP is all the way down to 494.