sportsaddict wrote:Mark my words, Miguel Cabrera is going to have a huge year next year. To the tune of a possible .350/40/135. His .339/26/114 were not bad last year, considering he was projected to bat lower than 300 with some saying he wouldnt even get to 100 rbis. His producion was steady but didn't really carry a fantasy team.
Next year, Cabrera will carry fantasy teams. He will go in probably the early 2nd round (early 1st maybe?), and whoever lands him will be lucky. With the FLA lineup starting to take shape with Ramirez, Uggla, Hermida, Jacobs, and Willingham, these guys can only get better. Cabrera is hitting for AVG now and the power is about to go up. I wouldnt rule out 40 HRs; I actually think it is likely he hits 40. And I think the RBIS are going to be spectacular next year.
What do you guys think?
Going into 2006, I think the general consensus was that if any one of his stats would remain the same, it would be his BA. There was a lot of speculation that his RBI and R would go down, and he'd get walked more, but I don't think many people projected his BA to take much of a hit. He IS a .310+ hitter, so he's not going to be anywhere near "under .300."
I would be more interested in why you think his HR total will increase next year. I don't really care for "I'm calling it now - Miguel Cabrera hits 40 in 2007!" as I'm more interested in the reasons why you think it will happen. Personally, I see no reason to believe that he will hit 40 next year. I do feel that, given the talent has showed thus far, he may develop into a 40+ HR hitter. But until he does that, my money would be on 30-35 HR from him in 2007, with pretty much the same numbers from 2006, which aren't far off from 2005.