Miguel Cabrera Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 249 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/18/1983 (39)
Miguel Cabrera Season Stats
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Miguel Cabrera News
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera announced Monday that the 2023 season will be his last. It will be the 21st season of the 39-year-old's Hall-of-Fame career. Cabrera hasn't been fantasy relevant for the past several seasons and slashed .254/.305/.317 with five home runs and 43 RBI through 433 plate appearances in 2022. However, he spent over a decade as a top corner infield and overall fantasy option with the Florida Marlins and the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera homered Wednesday, a blast that could potentially be the last of his storied career. He went 2-for-4 with the two-run shot, providing all the offense in a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. It was his fifth of the season and the 507th of his career. Cabrera has fought through injuries this year to produce a .621 OPS with 25 runs scored, 41 RBI, and one steal in 417 plate appearances. He is expected to seriously consider retirement in the offseason.
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (biceps) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Monday, and he immediately returned to designated hitter duties while batting cleanup against the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Tyler Wells. In a corresponding move, the team optioned utility man Kody Clemens to Triple-A Toledo. The 39-year-old Venezuelan has really slowed down in 2022, as he entered Monday's game hitting just .256/.305/.317 with four home runs, 37 RBI, 23 runs scored and one stolen base in 360 at-bats. The future Hall of Famer probably won't play every day, as the Tigers will be wanting to let the youngsters -- most notably first-rounder Spencer Torkelson -- see as much playing time as possible to close out the year.
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.