Miguel Cabrera enters the 2012 fantasy baseball season as the game’s best fantasy player. His value went through the roof in the offseason. Why? Since the Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder, Cabrera will now move to third base. In the world of fantasy baseball, Cabrera holds a ton of value when playing third base.
At the plate, Cabrera might just be the best hitter in the game. Last season with the Tigers, the native of Venezuela hit .344 with 30 homers, 105 RBIs and 111 runs. He also posted an on-base percentage of .448 and a three-point percentage of .586.
As long as Cabrera stays at third base, I agree with taking him first in your fantasy baseball drafts. Third base isn’t overly deep this year and having Cabrera on your team gives you a huge edge. And since he’s just 28 years old, there’s little risk that he’ll have a down year.
My 2012 fantasy baseball projections for Miguel Cabrera: .333 batting average, 33 homers, 109 RBIs, 125 runs.