After winning the American League Triple Crown in 2012 not many people thought Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera could mirror his numbers from the previous fantasy baseball season. However, Miggy has managed to look more dangerous at the plate this season and the slugger is on pace to shatter his 2012 numbers.
Cabrera finished his record-breaking 2012 season with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs. He won the first Triple Crown in baseball in 45 years and it was single-handedly the best offensive fantasy baseball performance to date.
At this point last season, Cabrera only had nine home runs and 41 RBIs through his first 50 games. He was also hitting .315 and boasted an incredible .369 On Base Percentage.
Through 50 games in 2013, though, Miggy has annihilated his phenomenal 2012 stats. He has already driven in an ungodly 57 runs. He has also amassed 14 homers, 76 hits, a .373 batting average, and a .449 On Base Percentage. All of these numbers are much higher than his 2012 mid-season totals, so it is scary to think of what Cabrera could end up with when it is all said and done.
The third baseman has been crushing the ball to both fields and has shown that he can hit any pitch out of the ballpark. Miggy has proven that he was clearly worth the first overall pick in fantasy leagues this past spring, and while Mike Trout has turned it up in recent weeks, the outfielder still doesn’t come close to putting up the overall numbers that Cabrera brings to the table on a nightly basis.
Cabrera is on pace to crush his record-breaking fantasy numbers from last season, so anyone with Miggy on their roster should enjoy the ride.