The bright lights don't phase Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera. At age 20 he helped the Florida Marlins knockoff the New York Yankees 4-2 for the 2003 World Series crown.
Cabrera has been a MLB star ever since then. He's never hit less than 26 home runs, 103 RBI, a .512 slugging percentage, or beneath a .349 on base percentage in seven full MLB seasons (excluding 2011).
Cabrera struggled in that first World Series appearance going 4-for-24 (.167 batting average) with one home run, three RBI, a .200 on base percentage and .292 slugging percentage).
He's now a maturer 28-year-old, although there were concerns over his battle with alcoholism. He wants to show the world that all of that is behind him and that he is truly one of the best hitters in baseball.
The Detroit offense has talent around him with catcher Victor Martinez (.322 batting average, 11 home runs, 97 RBI, .374 on base percentage and .455 slugging percentage), shortstop Jhonny Peralta (.297 batting average, 19 home runs, 81 RBI, .345 on base percentage and .469 slugging percentage) and catcher Alex Avila (.300 batting average, 17 home runs, 77 RBI, .392 on base percentage, .517 slugging percentage).
But Cabrera is the stud of this offense. And if the Tigers are to make it to the World Series then they need a big postseason from him.