Latest Update Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery Fri Oct, 24, 09:59 AM
An elite pure hitter, he has fantastic plate coverage that lets him hit for huge power and superb averages. Is patient at the plate and a highly consistent run producer.
Flaws: : Is not a top-end glove man and is a bit limited defensively. Doesn't have a lot of speed. Can get moody and a little surly at times. Has had off-field issues in the past.
The bone spurs were a known problem for Cabrera as they hindered him throughout the second half of the 2014 season. However, the stress fracture is a recent development and that's going to complicate the recovery. Following the procedure, they announced that he would be re-evaluated in three months which means his level of activity until January is going to be extremely limited. If all checks out, then he'll be able to increase his workouts, but this all pushes very close to spring training. It's very possible that he misses some time this spring.Analyst: Howard Bender
Cabrera was bothered by a bone spur in his ankle throughout the second half of the season. It obviously wasn't enough to keep him out of the lineup regularly, but significant enough for him to contemplate offseason surgery. Even with the recovery time, he should be ready for spring training.Analyst: Howard Bender
Generous move by Miggy, who is showing that he is a team-first guy. Cabrera and the rest of the Detroit Tigers will start their series tomorrow with the Baltimore Orioles.Analyst: Colby Conway
Cabrera has been tuning up nicely for the playoffs, blasting off for eight home runs in September -- tied for the most he's hit in any month. This is what a down year looks like for Miguel Cabrera: .315/.373/.528 with 25 home runs. If he slips past the second pick next spring, it would behoove fantasy owners to pounce like a malnourished rabid hyena. Analyst: Spencer Silva