Hopefully you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. After the annual Turkey Bowl No Pad Tackle Football Game, I'm having a hard time moving around this morning, so I will sit here, eat my leftovers and talk a little fantasy baseball.
Miguel Cabrera. 1B, DET.
Usually, I like to wait on my first basemen until the later rounds where I can draft guys like Joey Votto, Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez but when Miguel Cabrera falls to the second rounds, you almost have to bite. I really don't think Cabrera falls to the second round in drafts next year.
When drafting in the first round, I like to concentrate on consistency picks as opposed to upside picks. Over the last six years, Cabrera has failed to hit over 30 home runs just once. He's also had over 100 RBI in every season he's played a full season (discounting his rookie year where he had 314 ABs.)
With the mention of Cabrera being brought up in trade talks and the Tigers looking to shed some salary, one must consider the ramifications of a trade. If you're in AL-only leagues, you may want to keep in mind that Cabrera could me moved back to the NL. He could also be traded somewhere like Boston, where he'd be hitting in the heart of a much better lineup.
There isn't much to say that most of you don't already know when it comes to Cabrera, so I'll just leave it at that.