Detroit Tigers on ESPN’s MLB Top 100 All-Time List

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May 17, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a triple in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Next on the list is a current Detroit Tiger, and everyone can probably guess which one it is. At no. 39 is Miguel Cabrera.

Miguel Cabrera‘s placement on the list is very respectable. He is definitely capable of climbing the ladder of this list. There are very few above him that are worth an argument about. In fact, there are only two players of this generation that are ahead of him, Albert Pujols (number 31) and Clayton Kershaw (number 26). Miggy could very easily catch Pujols in just a few years, and could continue to rise on the list.

Detroit struck gold when they traded for Cabrera from the Marlins in 2007.  Cabrera was one of the top young players of his time, and now he is one of the best players to ever play the game. He has also became the face of the Detroit Tigers organization, and is a fan favorite.

Miguel Cabrera is already a very decorated player. He is an 11 time All-Star (seven with the Tigers), a six-time Silver Slugger winner (4 with the Tigers), and has also won 2 MVP awards, one of which went along with winning the Triple Crown in 2012.

Cabrera currently has 1501 RBI’s, with 427 homers, and has a .320 batting average for his career. Miggy has truly been great, and the exciting thing is that these stats are only getting better. Miguel Cabrera has been an integral part of the Detroit Tigers organization for the past nine years, and will always be in the hearts of the fans of this generation.

See no. 40-31 here.

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