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Miguel Cabrera
Birthdate: 4/18/1983 (33 y, 11 m, 5 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/210     Position: 1B/3B
Contract: $152.3M / 8 Years (2008 - 2015)
Extension: $248M / 8 Years (2016 - 2023) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Cabrera (back) said he won't play until Friday at the earliest, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. (3/23/2017)
Injury: Back, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The only concern was his health. Well, the power, too, but mostly the health. At 32 years old, the man-myth-legend who averaged 679 plate appearances for 11 seasons finally showed the slightest bit of fragility, losing a quarter of 2015 to a strained calf. A reasonable concern, to be sure. Yet Miguel Cabrera, future Hall of Famer, quelled any lingering doubts last year by stepping to the plate — as if it were scripted — exactly 679 times. Irrespective of health, a trend of eroding power seemed to emerge. Yet again, he stomped out whispers of decline like a discarded cigarette. It was a classic Miggy line, an almost perfect replication of his remarkable career triple-slash. The peripherals barely budged. Entering his age-34 season, he's as good as ever. Yes, a (nearly) clean bill of health does not preclude Cabrera from future injury, nor does a baker's dozen years of offensive dominance preclude him from future decline. For some, decline sets in slowly. For others, abruptly, unannounced. Cabrera's fate could be either, and it could descend upon him as soon as next year. But that's a glass that's half empty. Fact of the matter is Miggy could make his mammoth eight-year contract not completely unpalatable. In fantasy, he's a no-brainer second-rounder, and you can make an easy argument for taking him as your first pick in deeper leagues. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Cabrera rebounded to vintage-Miggy levels of production, silencing doubts about waning power or declining health. He'll be 34, and Father Time steps aside for no one, but at this point, any fading on Cabrera in drafts is pure speculation. He's locked into the first two rounds.

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