Fantasy Baseball Friday: Top Five Infielders in 2015 AL Central

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman

Miguel Cabrera

(24) at bat against the Baltimore Orioles during game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

1B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Many fantasy experts already want to dethrone Cabrera as an elite fantasy option, but I will not do so until his performance on the field suffers.

Yes, Cabrera had a down season last year, but as I have stated before and will say again until proven wrong, Cabrera was not completely healthy last season and still has the potential for huge numbers because his “down season” still put him in the MVP conversation.

Cabrera has averaged 36 home runs, 120.9 RBI and 102.3 runs per season in seven years with Detroit. For most players, those numbers are career-highs, but for Cabrera, those are averages.

He has also hit .325 in those seven seasons.

If Cabrera continues to rehab well in spring training, he is one of the safest player to pick in the top 10.