Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera (1B,DH)

Detroit Tigers - 99% owned
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Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Tigers 7-4 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: In his last seven games he has gone 8-for-29 batting .276 with one home run in that span.


Miguel Cabrera finished 1-for-5 with a walk, RBI, and run scored on Sunday. Cabrera is 6-for-25 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI, and five runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .926 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera now has a four-game hitting streak, registering one hit in each of those games, and has walked in four of his last five games. He has a .289 batting average in September with three doubles, six home runs, 14 runs scored, and 14 RBI.

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Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera was 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run HR in Tuesday's 8-1 trouncing of the lowly Twins.

Fantasy Impact: After a bit of a slow start, Cabrera is hitting .310 with 34 HR and 93 RBI. At 33 years old, the big man is still producing at a tremendous pace.

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Miguel Cabrera finished 2-for-5 with a double, home run, two runs scored, and two RBI on Tuesday against the Twins. Cabrera is 7-for-22 with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, and six runs scored over his last seven days. He has a .938 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has now scored in three of his last four games and has three multi-hit games in his last six games. He has a .317 batting average in September with two doubles, six home runs, 12 runs scored, and 12 RBI.

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Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Tigers 9-6 win versus the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: It was his second homer in as many games and now has 33 on the season. In the first three games of the series versus Minnesota he has gone 4-for-12 with two of the hits being home runs.

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Cabrera went 1-for-4 but delivered a key eighth-inning solo home run in the Tigers 4-2 win versus Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: The blast was his 32nd of the season and he has now gone 16-for-54, batting .296 with four home runs in his last 15 games.

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Miguel Cabrera with a walk

Sun, Sep 11th 7:58am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Miguel Cabrera finished 0-for-2 with a walk on Saturday. Cabrera finished 7-for-22 with two home runs, two RBI, and three runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .935 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera had a seven-game hitting streak snapped on Friday, but has now walked in three consecutive games. He is hitting .312 this season and again is on pace for 35 home runs and 100 RBI, posting two multi-RBI performances in his last eight games.

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Miguel Cabrera homers twice

Tue, Sep 6th 6:37am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Miguel Cabrera homered twice in Monday's win over the White Sox. He finished 4-for-5 with the two solo shots.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera continues his rampage on opposing pitchers. He has hits in each of his last five games, including nine hits and three home runs over his last four. His OPS is up to .945 on the season and he's once again surpassed the 30-HR mark.

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Miguel Cabrera was held out of Wednesday's game due to an ankle injury. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Catherine Slonksnis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera will get two days off with Thursday's scheduled day off for the team. He'll hopefully be back by the weekend, but this is the second time the issue has come up in the last week. He'll be worth monitoring this weekend. He's been awesome as expected when he's been in the lineup, posting an OPS of .923 with 28 home runs on the season.

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Miguel Cabrera drives in a run

Tue, Aug 30th 8:11am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Miguel Cabrera finished 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored on Monday night. Cabrera is 10-for-25 over the last seven days with four doubles, a home run, three RBI, and four runs scored. He has a .928 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera now has 81 RBI this season, putting him right on target for 100 for the season, and has reached base in eight straight games. He is hitting .340 with five home runs, eight doubles, 13 runs scored, and 15 RBI this month.

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Miguel Cabrera homers in win

Thu, Aug 25th 9:31am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Miguel Cabrera had a huge game on Wednesday, going 4-for-5 with with a HR, two RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera's HR was his 28th of the season and he's now up to 80 on the season. He's 7-for-10 in the current series with Minnesota and slashing at 313/386/552 for a .938 OPS. He has fully bounced-back from a 2015 which saw him miss 43 games with injury.

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Miguel Cabrera had one hit in 10 at-bats over the weekend against the Red Sox. Cabrera is 3-for-17 with an RBI and two runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .916 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera did have a multi-hit game on Thursday against Boston, but only has three multi-hit games and two extra-base hits over the last 10 games. He has a .319 batting average, four doubles, four home runs, nine runs scored, and 12 RBI this month.

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Cabrera went 0-for-4 in the Tigers 4-1 loss to the Royals. He returned to action after sitting out Tuesday's game with a left biceps strain.

Fantasy Impact: He still seemed a little hampered buy the injury but tried to play through it. Monitor the Tigers lineups daily as the Tigers may try to give him a day of at times as he tries to recover from this injury.

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Miguel Cabrera exited Monday's game with a biceps injury and is considered day-to-day. (Source: Anthony French on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera could miss a game or two as a result of the injury, but at this point it doesn't seem like he'll require a stint on the disabled list. He continues to be one of the best hitters in baseball with a .934 OPS and 27 home runs in 117 games this season.

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Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera left Monday's game early with a strained biceps muscle, but manager Brad Ausmus doesn't believe the injury to be a serious one. (Source: Aaron McMann on Michigan Live)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera exited more than three innings after a collision with Cheslor Cuthbert, which is believed to be the cause of the injury. There's potential for the slugger to return to action on Tuesday, but for now consider the big guy day-to-day.

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Cabrera went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the ninth inning of the 7-0 win versus Texas.

Fantasy Impact: He has a nice series over the weekend versus Texas going 5-for-13. Over the last 15 games, Cabrera is batting .371 with six home runs and 17 RBI.

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Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a walk in the Tigers 2-0 win versus Texas.

Fantasy Impact: He now has four hits in the first two games of the series versus Texas in eight at-bats. In the last seven games, he is batting .345 with one homer and five RBI.

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Miguel Cabrera homers in loss

Wed, Aug 10th 10:10am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Miguel Cabrera connected on his 26th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners. He finished 3-for-6 with two RBI and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera now has multiple hits in four of his last six games with three extra-base hits and seven RBI over that span. His OPS is now up to a more Cabrera-like .934. He and the Tigers have turned things around this season after a slow start, and they should continue to produce down the stretch.

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Cabrera went 2-for-4 including his 25th home run of the season during the Tigers 6-3 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: The blast gives him five homers in his last seven games. In the three game series against the White Sox he went 6-for-13 with two homers and four RBI.

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Cabrera went 3-for-5 including a three-run home run in the sixth inning of the Tigers 11-5 win versus the White Sox. He also had a double and two runs scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy is red hot right now batting .462 with five home runs and 12 RBI in his last seven games with a slugging percentage of 1.077.

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Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the Tigers 11-0 win versus Houston. He also scored three runs in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy has gone 19-for-52 batting .365 with five home runs and 13 RBI in his last 15 games. The previous two games in the series against Houston, he managed just one hit but as Sunday's two-home run performance proves it's tough to keep Cabrera down for long.

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Miguel Cabrera with a home run

Wed, Jul 27th 6:38pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Miguel Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with a go-ahead home run and walk for the Tigers against the Red Sox. Cabrera has a .307 batting average, six extra-base hits, nine RBI, and 10 runs scored this month. He has a .905 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has home runs in back-to-back games and hits in seven of his last 10 games, including four multi-hit games. He has 41 extra-base hits and a .302 batting average this season, keeping him as top-five 1B, but fantasy owners should be wise to see if there are others in their league that value the 33-year-old as a top-five player overall.

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Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a walk in the Tigers 7-5 win against the White Sox. He had two doubles and two RBI in the game. He had a big two-run single in the seventh that gave the Tigers the lead.

Fantasy Impact: In the last three games, he has gone 8-for-11 with a home run and two RBI. Cabrera became the eighth player to reach 400 home runs and 1,500 RBIs within the first 14 seasons of his career.

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Cabrera went 2-for-3 with his 19th home run of the season in the Tigers rain-shortened 2-1 win against the White Sox. The blast proved to be the game-winner as the game was called in the middle of the seventh inning.

Fantasy Impact: The blast was his first home run since June 29 against Miami. Cabrera has been hitting for average lately batting .292 in his last seven games. Hopefully the homer is a sign his power is returning after a three-week absence.

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Cabrera went 1-for-4 including a single and a run scored in the Tigers 6-2 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to struggle and has gone just 4-for-25 batting .160 in his last seven games.

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Miguel Cabrera is 2-for-13 to open the second half of the season, hitting a double, but neither driving in nor scoring a run. Cabrera has a .205 batting average in July with a lone extra-base hit, two RBI, and four runs scored. He has an .863 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been hitless in his last two games and does not have a multi-hit game since July 8, seeing his batting average drop to .287. Normally a safe bet for 100 RBI and/or 100 runs scored, Cabrera is on pace for neither in 2016 and he is on pace for his worst full season of offensive production this season.

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Miguel Cabrera was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Cabrera only has a .226 batting average on July and is without an extra-base hit this month, driving in only two runs. He has an .878 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has 18 home runs this season, but does not have a home run since June 29, his last extra-base hit as well. He only has two multi-hit games in his last 10 games as well, seeing his batting average drop to .293 for the season.

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Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in the Tigers 12-2 win against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: He has been steady lately batting .333 with one home run and five RBI in his last seven games.

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Cabrera went 0-for-2 but did have three walks in the Tigers 5-1 win against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy has been steady lately batting .308 with two home runs six RBI and a .438 OBP in his last seven games.

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Miguel Cabrera is not in the starting lineup Saturday versus the Tamp Bay Rays. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start in his place in what is believed to be a day of rest.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera looked like a great matchup going into today's game versus rookie lefty Blake Snell. Now, it's a better matchup for those gutsy enough to start Snell today.


Miguel Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI against the Marlins on Wednesday. Cabrera now has a home run and three RBI in consecutive games and has six home runs and 19 RBI in June. He has a .916 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has a mini four-game hitting streak, seeing his batting average jump back over .300 on the season, and now has four home runs in his last 10 games. The 33-year-old Cabrera is still a top-five option at 1B and has scored 44 runs and driven in 51 runs this season.

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Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a first inning solo home run in the Tigers 5-1 win against Seattle. He also had two walks in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy is on fire batting .360 with four home runs in his last seven games. He will always likely hit for a good batting average but the warm summer weather seems to have brought out his power. His slugging percentage is .840 in his last seven games.

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Cabrera went 2-for-5 including his 15th home run of the season during the Tigers 8-7 win against the Mariners. His blast went 454 feet and left Comerica Park on a hop through the concourse and down the streets of Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: He has been red hot batting .429 going 12-for-28 with three home runs, seven RBI and a .831 slugging percentage over his last seven games.

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Cabrera went 3-for-4 including his 14th home run of the season in the Tigers 10-3 loss to the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: He now has hit a homer in two straight games and is batting .367 in his last seven. For the season, he is hitting .306 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI.

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Miguel Cabrera had a big game on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored as the Tigers beat the White Sox 11-8 without the aid of a home run.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is very quietly putting together a solid season, albeit below normal expectations - somehow. With 12 HR and 37 RBI and pushing his average up over .300 on Tuesday, it's hard to say he's having a bad season. He's on pace for about 30 home runs and 90-100 RBI.

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Miguel Cabrera was only 1-for-4 on Tuesday, but the one hit was a big one. Cabrera hit a double in the top of the ninth to score Ian Kinsler and tie the game the Tigers eventually won 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has a very quiet nine-game hitting streak, in which he has 11 hits in 37 at-bats, homering once and driving in six runs.

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Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera left the game Friday in the sixth inning with back tightness. The injury isn't thought to be serious but Cabrera is considered day-to-day at this point.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera hurt himself on a swing, but later drove in a run in the same at-bat. He made it to third but then removed himself from the game. Stay tuned for more updates here.

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Miguel Cabrera blasted his 12th home run of the season on Tuesday, but did little else in an 11-9 loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: The home run gave Cabrera his 32nd RBI of the season as well. Many have said Cabrera is playing below average this season, but keep in mind that he's now 33, but his 12 HR, 32 RBI and a .304 average is nothing to scoff at.

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Miguel Cabrera has a .337 batting average with 11 extra-base hits and 19 RBI this month, regaining his perch as one of the most feared sluggers in baseball. Cabrera has a .922 OPS this season, driving 11 home runs and knocking in 31 runners. Despite his success, he only has a .136 batting average over the last week.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera's lack of success over the past week and 3-for-13 line against Hector Santiago make him a poor selection on Tuesday night. He has a home run, three RBI, and four walks against the Angels' left-handed starter, but only has a .564 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season. In fact, his OPS is 1.243 at Detroit's Comerica Field and .660 on the road, so look for better options whenever Cabrera is away from home.


Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs on a sixth-inning double against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 24.

Fantasy Impact: Although nowhere near the success found in back-to-back 3-for-3 appearances earlier this week, Cabrera drove in two runs for the third consecutive game on Tuesday. Batting .325 on the year, the versatile slugger continues to be a constant producer for the Tigers.

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Miguel Cabrera finished 3-for-3 with a double, walk, two home runs, two RBI, and three runs scored in the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Phillies. Cabrera now has a .395 batting average and 10 extra-base hits in May, scoring 14 runs and driving in 16. He has a .989 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy is being Miggy again and fantasy owners are loving that the slugger has responded well from his injury scare over the week. He has raked the entire season, but has been particularly good over the last seven days, 13-for-21 with five home runs, eight runs scored, and eight RBI. Cabrera is 4-for-11 with a home run against the Phillies' starter on Tuesday, Jeremy Hellickson, and has a 1.321 OPS at home this season.

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Miguel Cabrera left Sunday's game with a left knee constusion. Listed as day-to-day (Source: Matthew Mowery on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Within one game the Tigers have had injuries to Jordan Zimmerman and Miguel Cabrera. Let's hope neither of these injuries are serious.

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Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera blasted his sixth HR of the season Sunday to score the deciding run in a 6-5 win. Cabrera was 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Let's hope this dinger, which came back-to-back with JD Martinez, gets Cabrera back on track and his HR production up.

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Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup on Tuesday, a day after jamming his knee sliding into second base. Victor Martinez is playing first base in Cabrera's place.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera didn't leave the game on Monday after jamming his knee, and expected to be in the lineup today. Hopefully, the knee ailment is minor and the Tigers are just being extra cautious.


Miguel Cabrera was 4-for-5 in Saturday's 10-5 loss to the Rangers. All of his hits were singles and he scored only one run, driving in none.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is on his way back up to an elite batting average (he's now at .286) but the power just isn't there yet. He's slugging only .446 with an .806 OPS so far.

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Miguel Cabrera had an RBI groundout Friday night, scoring the team's lone run. Cabrera was 0-for-3 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been exceptionally slow to come around this season, but Ian Kinsler was the only Tiger with any hits last night. He's three for his last 13 at-bats.

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Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to seven games on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite extending the streak, Cabrera continues to disappoint overall this season. He has shown improvement over his seven-game stretch, collecting six of his 10 extra-base hits on the season and six of his 12 RBI. Owners are hoping he continues to turn things up as the Tigers' offense improves in general.

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Miguel Cabrera finally broke out on Monday versus the Athletics, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double. He scored two runs and drove in four.

Fantasy Impact: This single game elevated Cabrera's slash line to .254/.333/.448. He looks to have another big night on Tuesday versus Rich Hill, who in limited action, he's gone 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against.

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The Tigers have scored one run over their last three games and Miguel Cabrera has been hitless in each one, finishing 0-for-3 in Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Indians. Cabrera only has one multi-hit game in his last 10 games and has a .210 batting average in 62 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has only four extra-base hits this season, but does have decent counting stats with six RBI and seven runs scored; either way, this is not what fantasy owners expected when they drafted Cabrera in the first 15 picks. He has shown plate discipline with eight walks, but his inability to hit for power or average is perplexing for a player that had hit .337 in April from 2013-2015. Fantasy owners should be happy to know that May is traditionally Cabrera's best statistical year, but something is wrong with the Cabrera and the Tiger offense, so monitor that situation before slotting him into DFS lineups.

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-5 with two RBI and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy is having a slow start to the season but expect him to pick it up soon. He is too good of a hitter for this to be the norm going forward.

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: It was only Cabrera's second extra-base hit on the season. Still, his six walks to five strikeouts to this point of the season is encouraging. Owners can expect Cabrera's power to increase as the weather continues to heat up.

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Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a RBI-single, a solo-homer, and a strikeout against the Yankees on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It's always comforting when your top power bat hits their first home run, and now Cabrera has done that for his fantasy owners. Miggy is also batting .385 and that number should climb even higher on Saturday against CC Sabathia and the Yankees.

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-5 with a single and a RBI against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy didn't set any records in his first game of the season, but there is not anything to worry about here. It will likely be a similar box score on Wednesday when he faces Miami's ace Jose Fernandez. Just remember it is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles against the Yankees on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has had a great Spring, batting .350 with three homers, and eight walks compared to only two strikeouts. Miggy is primed for a bounce-back year, as another .330/30 HR/100 R/110 RBI season is well within reach. He is an easy pick at the end of the first round.

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Miguel Cabrera has a .324 batting average, three home runs, and eight RBI in 34 at-bats this spring, showing that he is ready to roll in 2016. Although 2015 was a lost season for the Tigers, Cabrera still posted a .338 batting average in 119 games played, clubbing 47 extra base hits.

Fantasy Impact: Injuries saw Cabrera's stock drop a bit, but the addition of Justin Upton to the middle of the lineup, which already has J.D. Martinez, will give more opportunities for run production from Cabrera. He has knocked in at least 103 runs in each full season since 2004 and his .338 batting average in 2015 is in line with the highest marks of his career. At 33-years-old, Cabrera may not be at the top of his career anymore, but if he can post 30 or more home runs with a batting average in the mid-.320s, he can be a top-10 hitter.


Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a solo home run against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy has been on fire so far, batting .375 with three homers, and six walks compared to only one strikeout. A healthy Miguel Cabrera is a monster of a real and fantasy player, and is well worth a pick at the end of the first round.

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Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and a run scored against the Braves on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: A fully healthy Cabrera is a dangerous player indeed, and one that should not be forgotten on draft day. Miggy may not have another MVP-caliber season in him, but 30+ homers, a .320 average, and a 100+ R/115+ RBI combo are very doable. That is a heck of a value at the end of the first round (current overall ADP: 12).

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Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-1 with a walk and a three-run homer against the Yankees on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Miggy crushed a ball off of the veteran reliever, Vinnie Pestano, for his first homer of Spring Training. It seems crazy to think of Miguel Cabrera as underrated, but going outside of the first round in most leagues (13th overall in ADP) makes him a great value on draft day. While the 40+ homer campaigns are behind him, he can still get you 25+ with 100 runs and RBI, with an average around .330, and is one of the safest picks late in the first/early in the second round. Take him with confidence.

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Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera will be held out of the Tigers' regular season finale on Sunday against the White Sox. (Source: mLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera finished the season with the batting title, but missed a decent chunk with injury. He looks to continue to be an elite option heading into next season.


Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 on Saturday with a two-run home run, but it was not enough as the Tigers lost 4-3. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With one game remaining this season, Cabrera owns a .338 average with 18 home runs and 76 RBI. The .338 average for 2015 is 17 points higher than his career average, and he has shown this season that he is still one of the game's best hitters at 32-years-old. These numbers are pretty good, considering he has only played in 119 of a possible 161 games so far this year.

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Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is expected to play on Saturday against the White Sox. Cabrera was unexpectedly held out of the lineup on Friday against Chris Sale. He doesn't appear to have an injury, and manager Brad Ausmus said he will play on Saturday. His status for the Tigers' finale on Sunday is unclear. (Source: mLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera should be started in all formats, and is an elite first baseman going into next season.


Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 on Saturday against the Twins, scoring one of the Tigers' two runs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This was Cabrera's second game back from a back injury, and he appears to be in good form heading into the final week of the season. He remains a top option at first base.

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Miguel Cabrera was held out of the Tigers' lineup on Wednesday with a lower back issue. Manager Brad Ausmus said that the injury has been bothering Cabrera for the last few days and that Cabrera could have played were the Tigers in playoff contention. (Source: mLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ausmus wanted to get Cabrera two days off with the Tigers taking a day off on Thursday. As of now, expect Cabrera to be back in the lineup on Friday against the Twins.

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Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He is batting .338 on the season which is elite. His season total of 73 RBI is not what his owners are used to but he is still a heck of a hitter.

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Miguel Cabrera went hitless for the second consecutive night Sunday, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera's tough stretch continues. He's only posted a .666 OPS over the month, with two extra-base hits (no home runs) over 37 at-bats.

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Miguel Cabrera recorded the only RBI for the Tigers in their loss to the Indians on Thursday night. He went one for four with an RBI single. (Source: Tigers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is hitting an insane .360 this year, so Thursday's one hit could clearly be seen as a down game for him. He remains one of the most valuable hitters in the game so long as he remains healthy.

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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.