Slow start to 2008
- he doesn't turn 25 until April, having already played 4.5 seasons in the majors
- 4 straight seasons of 100+ RBI
- 3 seasons of 100+ runs scored
- 3 straight .300+ batting average seasons
- 3 seasons of 30+ home runs
- 4 straight All Star game appearances
- 3 straight seasons in the top 10 in intentional walks
And he's just now starting to get serious about playing baseball? Watch out American League.
Over the last three seasons, from age 22-24, Cabrera put up a batting line of .327/.405/.564 which is out of this world for somebody so young. For comparison, Albert Pujols hit .334/.416/.628 at the same age in a better hitters park and he's one of the all time greats at that age.
He's that good and he's that young. The sky is the limit for this kid and he's easily the best young hitter the Tigers have had since I've been alive and probably since most fans today have been alive. Hopefully they can lock him up for the long term.