Detroit Tigers: These Are Their Five Core Players for 2016

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Miguel Cabrera

Obviously no list of core players for the Tigers would be complete without future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera. Miggy will only be 33-years old next season and still has prime hitting years ahead of him.

Cabrera combines the rare ability to hit for tape measure power with high average. He struggled this season with various injuries but still led the American League in hitting for the fourth time in five seasons. He also led the league in On-base percentage for the fourth time in six seasons.

Cabrera is signed with the Tigers through 2023, will retire with the team and be in the Hall of Fame with a Detroit cap five years after that.