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5 Detroit Tigers Who Should Be on All-Star Team

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May 22, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a solo home run to centerfield and celebrates with teammate Victor Martinez (41) during the third inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a solo home run to centerfield and celebrates with teammate Victor Martinez (41) during the third inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 26, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a single in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Miguel Cabrera, First Base

This one is rather obvious, because Miguel Cabrera is Miguel Cabrera.

Before the season, any concern that the future Hall of Famer would start to decline at the age of 33 clearly misplaced.

Cabrera entered the week leading the majors with 76 games played. He’s also hitting .296 with a .370 on-base percentage. The slugger has driven in 45 runs to go along with 41 runs scored, 16 home runs and 16 triples.

What’s more, the man known as Miggy has one triple. Yes, just one triple. However, that triple extends Cabrera’s streak to four straight seasons with one triple, which is quite an accomplishment considering the veteran isn’t exactly the fleetest of foot. In related news, the first baseman has now registered at least one triple in 14 of his 17 seasons.

The more you know.

To top it all off, Cabrera has continued to be a steadying defensive presence at first base and still checks down to first base or third base umpires on pitch calls, which is fun to see.

With typically excellent numbers and 10 All-Star appearances to his name, Miguel Cabrera should be heading to San Diego for the Mid-Summer Classic.

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