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Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera

Position(s):
3B, LF, OF, DH, RF, 1B
Born:
April 18, 1983
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
240 lbs
Major League Debut:
6-20-2003 with FLO
Allstar Selections:
2005 SS, 2006 SS, 2010 SS

Intro

In each of his first four full seasons for the Florida Marlins, Miguel Cabrera drove in at least 100 runs while establishing a career batting average well over .300. In the 2003 National League Championship Series against the Cubs, the powerful right-handed slugger hit three homers and drove in six runs. After the 2007 season he was traded to the Detroit Tigers in a huge deal that included his All-Star teammate Dontrelle Willis.

Quotes About

"I think he sees that baseball is what he wants to do, what he loves. He has all my support, but he has to be willing to listen. What you say can't go in one ear and out the other." — Fellow Venezuelan Tony Perez, who served as a special assistant to the Marlins and established a good relationship with Cabrera.

Factoid 1

On June 22, 2006, the Orioles were intentionally walking Cabrera, but he took a swing at an outside pitch and lined a single, driving in a run. The Marlins eventually won the game in extra innings.

Transition

July 2, 1999: Signed by the Florida Marlins as an amateur free agent.

Strengths

Hitting for power to all fields, an driving in runs.

Weaknesses

His glove. "(Cabrera) doesn't run very well. Our ballpark is really big in left field. If you put a heavy-legged left fielder in our ballpark, it's going to catch up to you," said Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski when Detroit acquired Cabrera in 2007. The Tigers started Cabrera at third base but switched him to first base in the first month of the 2008 season, after several errors. Cabrera is really a DH.

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2003 World Series, All Star, Billy Parker, Carolina Mudcats, Detroit Tigers, Edgar Renteria, Josh Bard, Miguel Cabrera

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