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Miguel Cabrera (1B,3B,DH)

Detroit Tigers - 99% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 against the Angels Wednesday, the one hit going for his 17th home run of the season. It was only Cabrera's second home run of the month, spanning 47 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the lack of home runs, Cabrera continues to be a force at the plate. He's posted an OPS of 1.380 this month since returning from injury.

 

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Miguel Cabrera is raking since his return from the disabled list on August 14 and went 3-for-5 Wednesday night in Detroit's 15-8 beatdown of the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has eight hits in his past four games, including three doubles, and he is on a three-game extra-base hit streak as well. Not surprisingly, the Tigers are 3-1 in their past four games and if Cabrera continues to rake, both fantasy owners and Tigers fans will be happy. When Miguel Cabrera is producing, fantasy wins and team wins are much easier to come by.

 

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Miguel Cabrera to return Friday

Thu, Aug 13th 10:45am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

The Detroit Tigers are expected to activate 1B Miguel Cabrera from the disabled list on Friday. While Cabrera is expected to return to the team's lineup Friday, he may not play in each game of the weekend. (Source: Chris Iott on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Cabrera owners, and it makes sense that the Tigers will take it slow with their top player. Fantasy owners will need to monitor his playing time, as it sounds like he could get more days off following the injury.

 

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Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera took another step forward in his recovery from his calf injury, running the bases and taking live batting practice Tuesday. Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters the slugger could return as soon as this weekend. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Previously it didn't look like Cabrera would be back before Aug. 19, but with the good showing yesterday it seems like he could avoid a rehab assignment. It looks more and more like fantasy owners will get Cabrera's potent bat back sooner than later.

 

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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is going to test his calf injury on Tuesday by running the bases. If all continues to go well with his recovery, Cabrera is expected to be available as soon as Aug. 19. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners will be holding their breath as Tuesday approaches. If Cabrera shows any signs of a setback, the Tigers will likely take a very cautious approach with him considering their place in the standings. Still, his return would be a boon for those teams preparing for or in their fantasy league playoffs.

 

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Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that he wouldn't be surprised if Miguel Cabrera were to be activated from the disabled list by Aug. 19. (Source: James Schmehl on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Tigers are not in contention, this is good news for fantasy owners. Getting a healthy and productive Cabrera back from the DL in the middle of August will be like adding a top player via trade.

 

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Cabrera resumed some baseball activities this weekend. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Cabrera could be back with the club in Mid-August. It was originally thought Cabrera could miss up to eight weeks, the latest projection would put him closer to six weeks. This is the best possible outcome the Tigers and fantasy owners alike could have hoped for.

Fantasy Impact: It goes without saying Cabreras return could have a big impact on Fantasy leagues worldwide. The Mid-August return will put him back in your lineups just in time for the Fantasy seasons stretch run.

 

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Detroit Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged today that Cabrera received a platelet rich injection in his injured calf. The hope is that the Injection will help speed up the recovery time for Cabrera.

Fantasy Impact: Ausmus stated that Cabrera is still expected to miss six weeks like what was previously reported. Replacing Cabrera on your fantasy roster is no easy task, however the first base position is as stacked as ever this year. Savvy owners should be able to weather the six week storm. We will update Cabreras status as more information becomes available.

 

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Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters, including Buster Olney, that 1B Miguel Cabrera is expected to miss six weeks due to his left calf injury. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera was recently placed on the DL due to a strained left calf. Now that it's been confirmed that he will miss an extended stretch, it's time to look for other 1B options. Hopefully you have a spot to stash the star on the DL.

 

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The Detroit Tigers have placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf, according to the team. Cabrera exited last night's contest in the fourth inning with the injury. (Source: Tigers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This marks the first time Cabrera has hit the DL in his 13 seasons in the league. This is a huge blow to the Tigers and fantasy owners alike, as Cabrera is one of the best hitters in the league. A timeframe for his return hasn't been laid out, but considering they've already decided to place him on the DL indicates he could be out for an even more extended stretch than two weeks.

 

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera exited Friday's game in the fourth inning with a leg injury. He will undergo an MRI to examine his left calf ailment, according to James Schmehl of MLive.com. (Source: James Schmehl)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera came up lame during a hit-and-run attempt. After Victor Martinez hit a foul ball, Cabrera stopped running between first and second base, signaling to the Tigers' training staff. Calf strains can linger, so while the extent of the injury is TBD it could be something Detroit handles with caution.

 

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Miguel's season so far: .350 batting average, 15 HR and 54 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned in a 1 team league. That is not a typo, I said a 1 game league. Own him, start him, only bench him if he is sitting that game out.

 

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 on Friday night in the Bronx to raise his batting average to .345 on the season, first in the American League.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy is on another tear, hitting safely in nine of his last ten games with six multi-hit performances. Cabrera also leads the American League in runs batted in with 51. He'll continue to stay atop the leaderboards as long as he can stay healthy all season.

 

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-5 on Wednesday night in Cincinnati, hitting his 15th home run of the season in the sixth inning against Johnny Cueto. He finished the night with three runs batted in, a run scored from his homer and a base on balls.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera took advantage of the hitter's haven that is the Great American Ballpark, lofting an opposite field home run into the right field bleachers in the top of the sixth inning. The home run extended his hitting streak to six games, and he has four multi-hit games during that span. The Tigers travel to New York to face the Yankees this weekend.

 

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks and a run batted in on Tuesday night against the Reds in Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera now has a .345 batting average this season, with 14 home runs, 48 runs batted in and a stellar .449 OBP. Time will tell if the average will hold up for the rest of the season, but he's currently one of the best fantasy first basemen in the game.

 

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Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with his 14th home run, a solo shot, and three runs scored against Cleveland on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: It was Cabrera's second home run this June. He currently has a .333 average for the month, with 10 runs driven in. Cabrera has five multi-hit performances in his last ten games. The Tigers face Cincinnati and the Yankees in a full week of games the next seven days.

 

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Miguel Cabrera went 2-3 with a home run, double, and 4 RBI on Friday as the Tigers beat the Indians 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera hit his 13th home run of the season with a monstrous three-run shot off Danny Salazar in the sixth inning. He also drove in a run with an RBI double in the eighth inning. Cabrera is having another fantastic season, hitting a terrific .330/.436/.577 with 13 homers and 43 RBI. With another monstrous start for Cabrera, it would be a shame if Eric Hosmer started at 1B in the All-Star game over Cabrera.

 

Miguel Cabrera is putting together another MVP-level season.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned in all league outside of NL-only leagues. Seriously, I don't care if it is a TWO team league, he should be starting.

 

The Detroit Tigers couldn't muster any offense as they dropped their sixth in a row. The only batter that raised his average was Miguel Cabrera who went 2-for-4 with a ninth inning RBI. The lone run for the recently hapless Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: It is understandable the Tigers struggled against Sonny Gray. It may be wise to avoid all Tigers in cash games until their bats warm up. Miggy is still solid, but hasn't hit a HR in 8 games and only has one extra-base-hit in that span other than tonight's late double.

 

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Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a loss against the Angels. He took a fastball in the right ankle to bring in a run, but couldn't extend his hit streak.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy had a great opportunity against CJ Wilson, but couldn't muster a hit. He has struggled his last 2 games, but could go all-Miggy at any given moment. Play confidently.

 

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 to extend his current hitting streak to 13 games on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has five home runs, 11 runs batted in and 10 runs scored during his current streak. He's currently the 13th best hitter according to ESPN's player rater,

 

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Miguel Cabrera hits HR 400

Sat, May 16th 2:31pm EDT
By Nathan Burns

Miguel Cabrera's 400th HR makes him the 8th youngest to reach the milestone. He leapfrogged fellow Venezuelan, Andres Galarraga. The rain started to come down fairly hard during his 400th HR but mother nature wasn't going to stop Miggy...although they are currently in a rain delay.

Fantasy Impact: The straight away bomb was Miggy's fourth HR in 3 games. He is heating up. Expect more big numbers from the MVP.

 

Miguel Cabrera destroyed the Twins to a tune of 3-for-5 with 2 HRs and 5 RBI and a 13-1 victory. The blowout was a pleasant surprise after the Tigers struggled to find runs the past week.

Fantasy Impact: When Miggy heats up the Tigers heat up. It was his third 2 HR game of the season. Daily manages that rolled the dice on Miggy likely had a pleasant payoff. The Tigers travel to St. Louis for a 3-game set against the NL best Cardinals.

 

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Detroit's Miguel Cabrera had one hit in three at bats, two runs scored, drove in one run and drew one walk in Detroit's 4-1 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: It's been business as usual for Cabrera. He's one of the very few sure things on the offensive end for fantasy teams. He contributes in just about all meaningful statistical categories other than stolen bases, so continue to insert him into your fantasy lineup(s).

 

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Miguel Cabrera goes 3-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBI in a big 6-4 win over the Royals. The 2 RBI was the deciding factor. The win inches the Tigers to first place in the AL Central

Fantasy Impact: Miggy also added two sharp singles. He is third in the AL with a .366 average, and second in walks (17). He is the type of player that gets better with the weather, so expect his bat to heat up with the temperature.

 

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In a 4-1 Tigers loss to the Royals on Friday, Miguel Cabrera goes 0-for-4 with one walk and one strike out.

Fantasy Impact: It just wasn't Cabrera's night, but even so, he's still hitting an eye-opening .360 and has an OPS well over 1.000 (it currently stands at 1.061). As always, he's a must-start fantasy player in all leagues.

 

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Miguel Cabrera was 3-for-5 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI in a 10-7 victory over the Twins. The bombs were number 4 and 5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: If he heats up like we know Miggy can the pitching matchups won't matter. With Victor Martinez still struggling it is baffling that he still gets pitches to drive. Look for more production as the weather warms up now that his daily price is extremely reasonable.

 

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In Monday's win over the Twins, Tigers' Miguel Cabrera went one-for-three at the plate, with one walk and was caught stealing one time in three at bats.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera isn't superman, so to expect him to hit like a star player every single game is unrealistic. Even though he didn't get any extra base hits, score any runs, or knock in any base runners, he still managed to finish the game with a .333 batting average. Continue to plug him into in your starting lineups.

 

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In an 8-6 win over the Indians, Miguel Cabrera showed his usual All-Star player form by going three-for-four at the plate with two runs scored. He also hit one home run and batted in three base runners, while striking out only one time in four at bats.

Fantasy Impact: After just celebrating his 32nd birthday on 4/18/15, Cabrera continues to show the baseball world that he's still one of the best all-around hitters in the game today and is showing no signs of slowing down. He now has three home runs, 13 runs batted in, 10 runs and is now hitting an eye-opening .377 to go along with a 1.043 OPS. He's on a roll right now and is (without question) a must-start player in all fantasy leagues.

 

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Miggy drove in three in his two at-bats. He upped his average to .330. The HR was his third of the spring. He also drove in Ian Kinsler with a double during the 11-5 loss to Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: With one game remaining on the spring schedule before heading to Detroit Miggy has proven he is ready.

 

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Miggy also scored in a three run fourth inning on a single by Castellanos. He is hitting .280 with 2 HRs and a double in 25 at-bats this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Many stars are benched for their end-game spring at-bats, but not Miggy. He is still trying to find his All-Star swing and will take every live at-bat he can get.

 

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After making his Grapefruit League debut, Miguel Cabrera felt like he and Victor Martinez will be ready for Opening Day, while Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus was a little more conservative and said that the chances of Cabrera being ready for Opening Day were "better than 50 percent." (Source: MLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: Batting as the designated hitter in his Grapefruit League debut, Cabrera managed to get through the game without any difficulties. Expect another great year for the perennial MVP candidate. Zeile Consensus Projections predicts Cabrera will slash a healthy .314/.387/.549 while hitting 30 HR and 109 RBI. With his consistent numbers and eligibility at both 1B and 3B, look for Cabrera to be a solid draft selection in the middle of the first round.

 

Dave Dombrowski, Tigers GM, said on Martinez, "I would be surprised if he is not ready for Opening Day. I think he'll be ready." Both Martinez and Cabrera have been doing straight ahead sprints for awhile, and they began running bases last week, Beck reports. (Source: Jason Beck)

Fantasy Impact: Both players can be high-risk/high-reward. Their injuries will likely make fantasy owners think twice and their ADP may slide. They're 2 of the best hitters in the league so the time to get their swing back will be short.

 

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Miguel Cabrera took some grounders and BP Tuesday. It is slight progress, although it is doubtful Ausmus will rush the 2 time MVP and 9 time All-Star back to action. He is only 10 HRs away from the 400 HR milestone. (Source: Anthony Fenech)

Fantasy Impact: Miggy's ADP may drop to the second round. There may be a delay to his production, but there should be no slowing Miggy's bat. He's never been known for his speed so there should be little change to his value once he is 100% healthy.

 

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Miguel Cabrera (foot) has been cleared for non-contact baseball activities. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Although no strict timetable has been set for Cabrera's return, the Tigers are optimistic that he will be ready "around or close to" Opening Day. Cabrera has struggled through injuries in the past and might get off to a slow start. If this happens, see if you can buy low on the surefire stud. When healthy, Cabrera is an elite hitter.

 

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Cabrera, who had surgery in October to remove bone spurs on his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture on his right foot, will not be ready for Spring Training. (Source: Anthony Fenech)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera will have another checkup in mid-February, but it's too early to tell whether Cabrera will be ready for opening day. Cabrera projects to be a clear first-round draft pick but it is quite possible that he will start slow again this season due to the injuries and missing Spring Training. If Cabrera starts out the season slow again, he could be a good buy-low candidate, but it might be hard to pry him from his owner. FantasyPros' Zeile Consensus Projections has Cabrera hitting 0.313 with 32 HR and 107 RBI.

 

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful ankle surgery in late October to clean up some bone spurs in his right ankle. During the procedure, the medical staff found and repaired a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot. (Source: MLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Detroit star has had a few health problems over the past couple of years but still has remained one of the most productive hitters in the game. Having what is considered a down year for him in 2014, Cabrera still hit for a .313 average while hitting 25 home runs, 109 RBI and a career-high 52 doubles. While his off-season will be heavily regimented in rest, he is expected to be back in time to get plenty of practice in Spring Training. When healthy there is not many bats better than Cabrera's in fantasy baseball and his dual eligibility at each of the corner positions only solidifies that fact.