Miguel Cabrera is a Major League Baseball player from Venezuela. Cabrera plays mainly third base for the Detroit Tigers, but also spends time at first base, left field, right field and designated hitter.
He is a seven-time All-Star, having been selected to both the National League and American League All-Star Teams. He progressed through the Florida Marlins minor-league system, before being called up from the Double-A Carolina Mudcats in June 2003. Cabrera went on to help the Florida Marlins win the World Series that year as their clean-up hitter.
Cabrera has posted at least 30 home runs in eight different seasons with a career batting average of .318. He has also driven in over 100 runs in each of the last nine seasons, every season aside from his rookie campaign when he played in only 87 games. He entered the MLB at 20 years old and has received MVP votes in each of his ten major league seasons.
2012 was Cabrera’s most successful year, individually, in terms of statistics. He became the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown. Cabrera led the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs and was elected the 2012 AL MVP that season.