Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest April Hitters in the AL Central
By Dave Holcomb
Apr 29, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers first basemanMiguel Cabrera
(24) rounds the bases after his home run in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
1B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Cabrera fell passed the No. 5 spot in many fantasy drafts, and it’s hard to call him a first-round steal, but he outperformed other first-round fantasy stars like Andrew McCutchen, Jose Abreu, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista in April.
Cabrera hit .373 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 83 April at-bats. His OPS in the month was an incredible 1.091.
The Tigers first baseman has hit four of his five home runs on the road and is hitting .475 away from Comerica Park. On Thursday at Target Field versus the Twins, Cabrera went 3-for-5 with four RBI, hitting two mammoth home runs and a double off the wall.
It’s too bad fantasy baseball doesn’t have a category for home run distance because Cabrera would be dominating that statistic as well.