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Old 08-07-2006, 05:25 PM   #259
Breck Bronc
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The selection of another contemporary player in Vlad scares me into making this move that I've been holding out on for a while; I'll take Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Florida Marlins.

Cabrera just turned 23 years old and is already in his 4th season in the majors. At 23 he's won a World Series, hit a home run off Roger Clemens in the World Series after getting brushed back by Rocket in the same at-bat, hit NLCS home runs off Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, and Carlos Zambrano, appeared in 3 All-Star games, and will pass 100 career home runs in a month or so.

Miguel's most similar players by age at baseball-reference.com are Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda, Tony Conigliaro, Mickey Mantle, Joe Medwick, Ken Griffey Jr., and Albert Pujols. Not bad company, I'd say.

It's scary to think what he'll have done before he even hits the normal prime years for a hitter (26-28). I can't imagine the numbers he'd have in a better park for right handed power hitters (look what Derrek Lee did when he went from Dolphins Stadium to Wrigley Field).



A picture I took at Coors Field earlier this year.

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Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 2003 20 FLA NL  87  314   39   84  21  3  12   62   0  2  25  84  .268  .325  .468  147   4   1   3   2  12
 2004 21 FLA NL 160  603  101  177  31  1  33  112   5  2  68 148  .294  .366  .512  309   0   8   5   6  20
 2005 22 FLA NL 158  613  106  198  43  2  33  116   1  0  64 125  .323  .385  .561  344   0   6  12   2  20
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 3 Seasons      405 1530  246  459  95  6  78  290   6  4 157 357  .300  .366  .523  800   4  15  20  10  52

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