With only six games remaining in the regular season, Miguel Cabrera isn’t only chasing a playoff berth; the 29-year-old is also chasing baseball history.
Headed into Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, Cabrera is on the verge of capturing the Triple Crown. He leads the league with a .326 batting average and 133 RBI, and is one home run shy of tying Josh Hamilton’s present total of 43.
Since breaking into the major leagues with the Florida Marlins as a 20-year-old in 2003, Cabrera has been regarded as one of the top hitters in the game. With one quick glance at his career stats, you can understand why: .318/.394/.560, 1,759 hits, 386 doubles, 319 home runs, 1,117 RBI and 1,104/708 K/BB in 1,506 career games.
If we now turn our attention towards the future of the game, I ask you this, loyal Prospect Pipeline readers: Is there a prospect with the potential to be the next Miguel Cabrera?
It’s doubtful, as Miggy is a rare breed of hitter.
However, there are plenty of third-base prospects—some are future third-base prospects that will likely need to move from their current position—with tons of upside, especially at the plate.