Fantasy Baseball: Five Hottest August Hitters in AL Central

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Aug 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

Surprise, surprise. Cabrera comes off the disabled list, and he begins hitting like he never left.

Cabrera didn’t play the full month, but MCB believes he has enough at-bats to qualify for the monthly praise. He is batting .489 with two home runs, 11 RBI and 12 runs in 47 at-bats since his return from the calf strain.

That means for the season, the Tigers first baseman is hitting .367 with a 1.075 OPS, 17 homers, 65 RBI and 55 runs in 327 at-bats. He already has more walks this season (62) than last year in a lot fewer plate appearances.

Cabrera doesn’t have enough plate appearances in 2015 to qualify for the batting title, but if he continues to play every day, he will by the end of the season. The two-time MVP is going for his fourth batting title of his career.