Luis Alvarado De Sousa / @AlvaradoDeSousa
Miguel Cabrera has an important goal ahead of him in the new MLB season. 13 hits separate him from the impressive mark of 3,000 in his major league career. But if we review his data since his MLB debut, going back to 2003, we find an interesting fact. Cabrera has had more than 13 hits in almost all of these seasons, in the month of April.
Through the search engine, Baseball Reference, we found that Cabrera only hit fewer than 13 hits once in his career. That was in the 2021 season, when he had six hits in 48 plate appearances.
However, he struggled with injuries early in the season and had the fewest number of plate appearances and games in his career in the first month of the season.
In 18 seasons, he easily surpassed the mark he needs to get the number of hits he needs. The top of hits that he reached throughout his career in April dates back to 2013, when he had 37 hits in 117 official at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera in the preseason / Photo: Detroit Free Press
Within the records, the month of April has not been his most productive month, since this period in his career registers the fewest hits. If we contrast it with other passages of a campaign, Miguel Cabrera has less than 500 hits only in April and July, for life.
However, after Spencer Torkelson takes over the responsibilities with the glove at first base, Miguel Cabrera will be focused with the bat in the DH position. In Spring Training, he had 9 hits in 30 plate appearances. Manager AJ Hinch explained that with this revamped team, the Venezuelan slugger dropped to fifth in the batting order. He has just 113 games started and 490 visits to the plate in the fifth at-bat, according to data from MLB.com. With this new role in the Bengali offense, Cabrera will look to maintain his customary offensive production.
History is within reach, for a maracayero to match Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. The Puerto Rican ranks 11th among players with 3,000 or more lifetime hits in MLB. Cabrera will seek to overcome the mark.
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