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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Miguel Cabrera deserved better in 2017 | MLB.com

Mike Petriello follows this section with some hopeful numbers from Statcast. Of course, he will be 35 next year with a bad back.

In 2017, Miguel Cabrera had the least productive year of a near-certain Hall of of Fame career, though by his lofty standards, even his “least productive year” isn’t that bad. His .249/.329/.399 line, when framed through park-adjusted metrics, was just nine percentage points worse than league average.

Still, each of the three numbers in Cabrera’s triple-slash line—along with his 16 homers, 50 runs scored and 60 driven in—represents full-season career lows for the Tigers legend. We know that he was bothered all season long by a pair of herniated disks in his back, which caused pain in his hips and legs, and we know that sluggers headed into their late 30s with back problems offer some serious concerns. So if you’re worried about Cabrera, Tigers fans, you’re not wrong to be.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 02, 2017 at 07:05 AM | 35 comment(s)
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