MLB: The 5 Most Exciting Players in Baseball

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3- Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Detroit Tigers

2012 Stats: .330 AVG, 44 HRS, 109 Runs, 139 RBI

What can you say about Miguel Cabrera that hasn’t already been said? He is simply the most complete hitter in the game. He hits for average, he hits for

February 25, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) rounds the bases after he hit a 3-run home run in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

power, he hits when the game is on the line and he hits in the first inning of the first game. When you face Cabrera you have to accept that he is probably going to either get on base or drive a pitch over the wall.

Last season, Miggy became the first man to hit for the Triple Crown since 1967. He’s also a very humble player; he agreed to move from first to third when the Tigers signed Prince Fielder — a rare, unselfish gesture from a superstar.

His defense at third base can also pretty exciting, but for the wrong reasons. Every groundball to the hot corner feels like an adventure, since his lack of athleticism makes you wonder if he can snare it in time. More often than not, however, he still makes the play.

The really crazy thing about big Miggy is that he as good as he is and has been, and he’s still not even thirty. With Verlander and Cabrera in the Motor City, no one team is more worth your time more than the Tigers. You can’t really call yourself a baseball fan unless you sit down and watch the two phenoms that take up the top spots on my list.

Closest Legendary Player Comparison: Barry Bonds