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Birth Date4-18-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight249 lbs
Age35 years, 11 months, 8 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2003 FLO 20 87 346 84 21 3 12 25 84 2 0 2 .268 .325 .468 94 -1.3 -0.2 1.0 0.8
2004 FLO 21 160 685 177 31 1 33 68 148 6 5 2 .294 .366 .512 126 23.9 -1.4 -10.2 2.6
2005 FLO 22 158 685 198 43 2 33 64 125 2 1 0 .323 .385 .561 147 39.5 -0.9 0.0 5.6
2006 FLO 23 158 676 195 50 2 26 86 108 10 9 6 .339 .430 .568 151 47.7 0.8 -7.5 6.2
2007 FLO 24 157 680 188 38 2 34 79 127 5 2 1 .320 .401 .565 138 35.3 -3.7 -11.3 4.2
2008 DET 25 160 684 180 36 2 37 56 126 3 1 0 .292 .349 .537 129 25.7 -3.8 -8.1 2.2
2009 DET 26 160 685 198 34 0 34 68 107 5 6 2 .324 .396 .547 145 39.4 -2.9 -2.8 4.1
2010 DET 27 150 648 180 45 1 38 89 95 3 3 3 .328 .420 .622 179 60.2 -1.4 -2.8 6.5
2011 DET 28 161 688 197 48 0 30 108 89 3 2 1 .344 .448 .586 176 59.8 -2.7 -6.8 6.1
2012 DET 29 161 697 205 40 0 44 66 98 3 4 1 .330 .393 .606 172 57.8 -5.6 -2.3 7.5
2013 DET 30 148 652 193 26 1 44 90 94 5 3 0 .348 .442 .636 192 67.6 -3.0 -13.3 7.7
2014 DET 31 159 685 191 52 1 25 60 117 3 1 1 .313 .371 .524 139 29.0 3.0 8.4 5.3
2015 DET 32 119 511 145 28 1 18 77 82 3 1 1 .338 .440 .534 165 40.3 -3.0 6.9 5.3
2016 DET 33 158 679 188 31 1 38 75 116 4 0 0 .316 .393 .563 153 44.6 -3.8 3.3 5.3
2017 DET 34 130 529 117 22 0 16 54 110 3 0 1 .249 .329 .399 103 3.5 -6.6 -1.7 0.1
2018 DET 35 38 157 40 11 0 3 22 27 0 0 0 .299 .395 .448 108 2.0 0.5 0.0 0.4
Career2264968726765561746510871653603821.316.395.551149575.2-34.5-47.469.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2000 UTI A- NYP 0 34 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KNC A MDW 110 465 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JUP A+ FSL 124 545 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FLO MLB NL 87 346 .259 .327 .409 .329 98 2.3 9.1 -1.1 94 10 1.0 -0.2 -1.3 0.8
2003 CAR AA SOU 69 303 .000 .000 .000 .420 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB NL 160 685 .265 .332 .424 .335 92 33.8 20.4 -6.6 126 9 -10.2 -1.4 23.9 2.6
2005 FLO MLB NL 158 685 .263 .328 .417 .358 93 50.3 19.7 -3.3 147 9 0.0 -0.9 39.5 5.6
2006 FLO MLB NL 158 676 .272 .335 .439 .379 94 57.5 20.4 2.7 151 6 -7.5 0.8 47.7 6.2
2007 FLO MLB NL 157 680 .268 .331 .427 .355 104 32.7 20.2 2.4 138 8 -11.3 -3.7 35.3 4.2
2008 DET MLB AL 160 684 .265 .330 .417 .310 104 25.7 19.8 -11.3 129 9 -8.1 -3.8 25.7 2.2
2009 DET MLB AL 160 685 .266 .332 .422 .348 104 36.2 19.7 -12.6 145 7 -2.8 -2.9 39.4 4.1
2010 DET MLB AL 150 648 .262 .327 .412 .336 111 49.4 17.9 -11.5 179 7 -2.8 -1.4 60.2 6.5
2011 DET MLB AL 161 688 .260 .321 .408 .365 107 57.8 18.6 -11.9 176 10 -6.8 -2.7 59.8 6.1
2012 DET MLB AL 161 697 .257 .320 .412 .331 105 44.8 19.1 1.9 172 9 -2.3 -5.6 57.8 7.5
2013 DET MLB AL 148 652 .258 .321 .401 .356 101 68.9 17.1 2.3 192 10 -13.3 -3.0 67.6 7.7
2013 VEN int WBC 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 DET MLB AL 159 685 .259 .317 .397 .346 106 33.2 17.7 -10.6 139 9 8.4 3.0 29.0 5.3
2015 DET MLB AL 119 511 .254 .312 .403 .384 106 34.8 13.8 -8.8 165 9 6.9 -3.0 40.3 5.3
2016 DET MLB AL 158 679 .255 .320 .422 .336 108 32.5 19.2 -12.2 153 7 3.3 -3.8 44.6 5.3
2017 DET MLB AL 130 529 .248 .316 .413 .292 108 -8.7 15.5 -9.9 103 7 -1.7 -6.6 3.5 0.1
2018 DET MLB AL 38 157 .258 .325 .434 .352 103 4.8 4.4 -2.8 108 10 0.0 0.5 2.0 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2000 UTI A- NYP 34 32 3 8 2 0 0 10 6 2 6 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .063 0 0
2001 KNC A MDW 465 422 61 113 19 4 7 161 66 37 76 3 0 .268 .329 .382 .114 1 1
2002 JUP A+ FSL 545 489 77 134 43 1 9 206 75 38 85 10 1 .274 .337 .421 .147 1 1
2003 FLO MLB NL 346 314 39 84 21 3 12 147 62 25 84 0 2 .268 .325 .468 .201 1 4
2003 CAR AA SOU 303 266 46 97 29 3 10 162 59 31 49 9 4 .365 .435 .609 .244 0 0
2004 FLO MLB NL 685 603 101 177 31 1 33 309 112 68 148 5 2 .294 .366 .512 .219 8 0
2005 FLO MLB NL 685 613 106 198 43 2 33 344 116 64 125 1 0 .323 .385 .561 .238 6 0
2006 FLO MLB NL 676 576 112 195 50 2 26 327 114 86 108 9 6 .339 .430 .568 .229 4 0
2007 FLO MLB NL 680 588 91 188 38 2 34 332 119 79 127 2 1 .320 .401 .565 .245 7 1
2008 DET MLB AL 684 616 85 180 36 2 37 331 127 56 126 1 0 .292 .349 .537 .245 9 0
2009 DET MLB AL 685 611 96 198 34 0 34 334 103 68 107 6 2 .324 .396 .547 .223 1 0
2010 DET MLB AL 648 548 111 180 45 1 38 341 126 89 95 3 3 .328 .420 .622 .294 8 0
2011 DET MLB AL 688 572 111 197 48 0 30 335 105 108 89 2 1 .344 .448 .586 .241 5 0
2012 DET MLB AL 697 622 109 205 40 0 44 377 139 66 98 4 1 .330 .393 .606 .277 6 0
2013 DET MLB AL 652 555 103 193 26 1 44 353 137 90 94 3 0 .348 .442 .636 .288 2 0
2013 VEN int WBC 14 12 3 4 0 0 1 7 3 2 2 1 0 .333 .429 .583 .250 0 0
2014 DET MLB AL 685 611 101 191 52 1 25 320 109 60 117 1 1 .313 .371 .524 .211 11
2015 DET MLB AL 511 429 64 145 28 1 18 229 76 77 82 1 1 .338 .440 .534 .196 2 0
2016 DET MLB AL 679 595 92 188 31 1 38 335 108 75 116 0 0 .316 .393 .563 .247 5 0
2017 DET MLB AL 529 469 50 117 22 0 16 187 60 54 110 0 1 .249 .329 .399 .149 3 0
2018 DET MLB AL 157 134 17 40 11 0 3 60 22 22 27 0 0 .299 .395 .448 .149 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2375 0.4952 0.5006 0.7662 0.6386 0.3653 0.8415 0.6370 0.2338 0.0005
2009 2411 0.5039 0.5060 0.7984 0.6683 0.3411 0.8695 0.6569 0.2016 0.0068
2010 2232 0.4642 0.4884 0.7752 0.6969 0.3077 0.8338 0.6603 0.2248 0.0038
2011 2463 0.4767 0.4823 0.8089 0.6959 0.2878 0.8519 0.7143 0.1911 0.0049
2012 2553 0.4861 0.4959 0.8112 0.6640 0.3369 0.8665 0.7081 0.1888 -0.0021
2013 2349 0.4444 0.5126 0.7865 0.7261 0.3418 0.8536 0.6726 0.2135 -0.0066
2014 2485 0.4748 0.5058 0.7749 0.7008 0.3295 0.8779 0.5767 0.2251 -0.0055
2015 1923 0.4535 0.4633 0.7677 0.6823 0.2816 0.8303 0.6419 0.2323 -0.0059
2016 2468 0.4639 0.4955 0.7751 0.6996 0.3190 0.8439 0.6445 0.2249 0.0000
2017 2046 0.4638 0.5000 0.7674 0.7007 0.3263 0.8481 0.6173 0.2326 0.0000
2018 598 0.4933 0.4498 0.7732 0.6508 0.2541 0.8229 0.6494 0.2268 0.0000
Career239030.47390.49450.78370.68620.32280.85180.65380.2163-0.0003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-07 2014-09-07 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Bone Spur -
2014-08-31 2014-09-01 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness -
2014-08-24 2014-08-26 DTD 2 1 Right Ankle Soreness -
2014-08-21 2014-08-21 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Soreness From Sliding -
2014-06-09 2014-06-09 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-05-26 2014-05-26 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2013-10-29 2013-10-29 Off 0 0 Left Groin Surgery 2013-10-29 -
2013-09-22 2013-09-23 DTD 1 1 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-08-31 2013-09-03 DTD 3 3 - Abdomen Strain -
2013-08-30 2013-08-30 DTD 0 0 - Abdomen Strain - -
2013-07-31 2013-08-05 DTD 5 4 - Abdomen Strain -
2013-07-23 2013-07-27 DTD 4 4 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -
2013-07-04 2013-07-05 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-07-03 2013-07-03 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2012-08-24 2012-08-25 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness - -
2012-03-20 2012-03-31 Camp 11 0 Right Face Fracture Non-displaced From Ground Ball - -
2012-03-16 2012-03-17 Camp 1 0 Left Wrist Contusion - -
2011-10-13 2011-10-13 DTD 0 0 - Shoulder Contusion Play At Plate - -
2011-09-25 2011-09-25 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness Light Headed - -
2011-07-13 2011-07-15 DTD 2 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-04-05 2011-04-06 DTD 1 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-04-03 2011-04-03 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-09-28 2010-10-04 DTD 6 6 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle -
2010-09-08 2010-09-10 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2010-09-03 2010-09-04 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2010-07-01 2010-07-03 DTD 2 1 Back Soreness -
2010-06-18 2010-06-19 DTD 1 1 General Medical Dizziness -
2009-08-12 2009-08-13 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion -
2009-06-04 2009-06-04 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-09-22 2008-09-22 DTD 0 0 Upper Back Spasms -
2008-08-29 2008-08-29 DTD 0 0 Left Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2008-06-30 2008-06-30 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2008-04-10 2008-04-10 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-04-03 2008-04-04 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-03-08 2008-03-09 Camp 1 0 Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2007-08-06 2007-08-07 DTD 1 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2007-07-08 2007-07-08 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2007-06-06 2007-06-08 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-04-20 2007-04-22 DTD 2 2 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2006-09-20 2006-09-22 DTD 2 2 Shoulder Strain -
2006-08-31 2006-09-01 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2005-09-22 2005-09-23 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2004-07-18 2004-07-19 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Sprain Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2024 DET $8,000,000
2023 DET $32,000,000
2022 DET $32,000,000
2021 DET $30,000,000
2020 DET $30,000,000
2019 DET $30,000,000
2018 DET $30,000,000
2017 DET $28,000,000
2016 DET $28,000,000
2015 DET $22,000,000
2014 DET $22,000,000
2013 DET $21,000,000
2012 DET $21,000,000
2011 DET $20,000,000
2010 DET $20,000,000
2009 DET $15,000,000
2008 DET $11,300,000
2007 FLO $7,400,000
2006 FLO $472,000
2005 FLO $370,000
2004 FLO $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
15 yrPrevious$246,862,000
2018Current$30,000,000
16 yrPvs + Cur$276,862,000
5 yrFuture$132,000,000
21 yrTotal$408,862,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 101 dISE Baseball8 years/$152.3M (2008-15)

Details
  • 8 years/$248M (2016-23), plus 2024-25 options. Signed extension with Detroit 3/28/14. 16-17:$28M annually. 18-21:$30M annually. 22-23:$32M annually. 24:$30M club option, $8M buyout. 25:$30M club option. 2024-25 options guaranteed with top 10 finish in MVP vote in previous season. Full no-trade protection. At signing, highest average annual value in baseball history.
  • 8 years/$152.3M (2008-15). Signed extension with Detroit 3/24/08. 08:$11.3M, 09:$15M, 10:$20M, 11:$20M, 12:$21M, 13:$21M, 14:$22M, 15:$22M. Award bonuses: $0.1M each for All-Star selection, LCS MVP. $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.2M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd-5th). $1M for winning second MVP during contract. Limited no-trade protection. Extension replaced 1 year, $11.3M contract signed 1/18/08, avoiding arbitration.
  • 1 year/$7.4M (2007). Won arbitration with Florida 2/07 ($7.4M-$6.7M). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Florida 12/4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.472M (2006). Re-signed by Florida 3/06 (split contract, $0.296M in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.37M (2005. Renewed by Florida 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004). Renewed by Florida 3/04 (split contract, $135,744 in minors).
  • 1 year (2003). Contract purchased by Florida 6/03.
  • Signed by Florida 1999 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $1.9M signing bonus (Venezuelan record).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 609 78 158 33 3 20 81 81 109 1 0 .304 .401 .494 141 44.5 1B -1 4.4
80o 594 74 148 31 2 19 77 77 108 1 0 .291 .387 .472 135 37.7 1B -1 3.7
70o 582 71 142 30 2 18 74 74 108 1 0 .283 .378 .459 130 33.1 1B -1 3.2
60o 573 68 137 29 2 17 71 71 108 0 0 .277 .370 .446 127 29.3 1B -1 2.9
50o 564 66 133 28 2 17 69 69 107 0 0 .273 .365 .443 123 25.8 1B -1 2.5
40o 555 64 128 27 2 16 67 66 107 0 0 .266 .357 .429 120 22.4 1B -1 2.1
30o 546 61 124 26 2 16 64 64 106 0 0 .261 .352 .425 116 18.9 1B -1 1.8
20o 534 58 118 25 2 15 62 61 105 0 0 .253 .342 .411 112 14.9 1B -1 1.4
10o 519 55 110 23 2 14 58 57 104 0 0 .241 .328 .393 106 9.6 1B -1 0.9
Weighted Mean5656613328217696910700.272.365.44212426.31B -12.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pick two of these for my final keepers? Tulo, Adrian Gonzalez, Mark Reynolds. I'm leaning Tulo and Adrian. (already keeping Miguel Cabrera, Lincecum and Kemp)
(malmstorm from Minneapolis)
Tulo and Adrian is how I would pick as well. Reynolds did much better last year than I ever expected him to, but I would have a hard time giving him a keeper pick based off of just the one season. (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)How available is Miguel Cabrera and what haul would he need to bring back? Seems to me that due to the money involved, teams will only really give up 2, to use Kevin Goldstein's rating system, 4 star players. Is that accurate?
(Nick Carter from London, UK)
Between his coming down a peg in terms of stardom, his personal embarrassment at the tail end of last season, and the expense of employing him, I don't see a lot of teams getting in on him, were the Tigers even shopping him around. A lot of what's going on with the Tigers for 2010 seems to be about enduring/making the most of the last year of the current deals with Bonderman, Willis, Robertson, Ordonez, and Inge, and then turning the page. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)From John Perrotto's column: "If the Red Sox fail to sign Bay, they are expected to vigorously pursue a trade for Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera." Um, why not just forget about Bay and go for Cabrera?
(Ryan from Denver)
Because one costs money (lots less, too) and the other costs talent and money. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What teams do you see lining up to trade for Miguel Cabrera?
(Greg from St. Louis )
I wonder if he would be the backup plan for the Red Sox if they cannot land Adrian Gonzalez. They could certainly stand to part with talent and absorb Cabrera's contract, and they are known to be seeking another bopper. (Eric Seidman)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming the Giants could even absorb the extra payroll, would Posey & Bumgarner be too much to give up for Cabrera?
(Rob from Oakland)
Yes, especially given the cost, the surrendering of a top-tier catching prospect, and Cabrera's track record of, well, staying out of shape. It would seem to be more in their wheelhouse to revisit those Cain-Fielder discussions and see what comes from that. Given Posey's potential, the question becomes, would you rather have Bengie Molina and Miguel Cabrera or Buster Posey and either Nick Johnson or Russell Branyan? I'd spring for the latter. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Aiyyo Xina. So Mr. Sheehan was SO GLIB AND SNARKY when I asked him via chat whether Miguel Cabrera had boozed his (Cabrera's) way off the MVP ballot. Please please tell him to rethink this, and please please tell me you agree that it's a serious question. Thanx, g-mo.
(g-mo from West Bumpus)
Yo g-mo, whaddup? (I will now cease to be 'fresh,' or whatever it is the kids call it these days. I mean, really, I tell Charge of the Light Brigade anecdotes--does it get *less* cool or contemporary than that?)

My thought? Voters are human beings, and respond viscerally. I don't think Cabrera had all that great a shot in the first place, but I wouldn't rule out that this hurt him as far as some down-ballot inclusiveness. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)The talk in MN is now about an extension for Mauer. Any idea about what would be a reasonable length and amount to offer?
(collins from greenville nc)
Mauer's one of the people you do turn a blind eye to market developments and price as if the economic downturn didn't happen. If Miguel Cabrera could get eight years and $150 million once upon a time, that doesn't seem like a bad place to ballpark the conversation. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Texiera really deserve MVP consideration ahead of Miguel Cabrera? Their numbers look similar to me, and Miggy means a lot more to the bad Tigers O (agree this is Mauer's year).
(ct tiger from connecticut)
Probably not. And there's other hitters you could mention. Again, I like Teixeira, but he shouldn't be such a big part of the conversation. (Ken Funck)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe: What player(s) (non-Pujols division), if any, with less than 10 years of MLB service could retire at the end of this season and be a pretty good bet for the HoF? (If Albert pulled a Jim Brown, he would still be a shoo-in, right?)
(Matt from Chicago)
Tough call. Does Miguel Cabrera get a look? I don't think any pitchers do. Chase Utley on peak value? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you already answered a Montero question, but does he have a reasonable shot at being Miguel Cabrera?
(willjosh09 from Poughkeepsie)
Clay's peak translations for Montero's Florida State League partial season is .333/.409/.634. I take that with a grain of salt, but he just might be that good. It's always dangerous projecting exactly linear growth in one so young, but we'll know a lot more the further Montero gets into his Double-A campaign. Again, the question is, even if he is that good, where and when do the Yankees make room for him? (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-19 15:00:00 (link to chat)What's your view on Wilmer Flores? Is he compared to Miguel Cabrera because it's appropriate, or because it's convenient?
(joalryan from Chicago)
Obviously, anytime you are comparing a guy out of short season with an established superstar, it's dangerous. Still, it's a very promising bat for a teenager, and like Cabrera, he's got a thick lower half that's going to limit him defensively down the road. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Woo-hoo... Yankees rainout, Royals-Tigers on all afternoon! What's your best comp for a player of Miguel Cabrera's level of ability and accomplishment playing for a new major league team at/before age 25?
(BL from Bozeman)
I'm sure we could do a systematic check on this, and no doubt y'all will hit me with dozens o' obvious choices after I answer, but the obvious choice would be A-Rod, going from the M's to the Rangers. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)What sort of numbers do you think Pujols will put up this year? Who will challenge him among National League hitters?
(Tim W. from Austin)
I see no reason why his EqA won't be in the high .320s/low .330s, regardless of his troubles. One of the men most capable of challenging him is now in Detroit. The departure of Miguel Cabrera to Detroit makes him a bit safer, but Ryan Braun can challenge. If Chipper Jones approximates his 2007 and stays healthy, he's right there in MLVr with Pujols. Ditto Matt Holliday and Chase Utley. (Jim Baker)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Miguel Cabrera or Gary Sheffield in Detroit's 3 spot? How much of a difference would it make having one in the 3 spot over the other assuming the other hits in the 5 spot?
(Ben from Ohio)
I'd rather have Cabrera up there, because I don't think you can let him get too many at-bats with which to positively smoke pitches. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Whats your take on the Brandon Inge soap opera in Detroit.
(joe from n.y.)
Well, given his three straight years of offensive decline, his age (he'll be 31 in May), and what he's owed ($6.2M, $6.3, $6.6 for a total of $19.1M) it's not so surprising that the Tigers have found few takers and with his defensive prowess seem to be looking at him in a super-sub kind of role. The question will really be whether he'll accept that role or turn into a clubhouse cancer that forces them to eat much of the remaining salary.

As far as the soap opera around his asking to be traded and not speaking to a reporter recently, I certainly don't blame him. He's in a pretty tough spot and any competitor at that level wants playing time

As an aside, defensively (using SFR) I have him at -6, +4, +20, +9 since 2004 at third base which pretty much parallels FRAA (+6,+15,+25,+14). Miguel Cabrera, on the other hand, I had at +0, -1, -5, -10 in 2003, and 2005-2007 at third base. (Dan Fox)
2008-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)John, which is likely more important for Detroit this year: Miguel Cabrera's added offense over Brandon Inge, or Dontrelle Willis successfully adjusting to the AL and posting numbers at least similar to '06 (if not better). Thanks for your thoughts.
(Yoop from Ankeny, IA)
Cabrera's offense. No slight to Willis, who could really help the Tigers, but Cabrera is one of the game's premier hitters. He makes an already-dangerous lineup downright scary. (John Perrotto)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Miguel Cabrera's weight will affect his performance in Detroit in the near future?
(mbeu79 from Chicago)
No. Already hearing he's dropped weight and someone emailed me saying that he thought the veterans in Detroit would hold Cabrera more accountable for things like conditioning. What's the worst that happens, he becomes David Ortiz? (Will Carroll)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to choose between Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols for a 3 year keeper league, which one would you take?
(mbeu79 from Chicago)
Cabrera on age, but it's very, very close. (Will Carroll)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will the following players still be at the same position in 3 years: (a) Jay Bruce--CF, (b) Ryan Braun--3B, and (c) Miguel Cabrera--3B.
(jwr from Chicago)
A. Leaning towards yes, but not in five years.
B. No.
C. No. (Kevin Goldstein)


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