Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera last season became the 14th player in major league history to win the Triple Crown. Cabrera led the American League last season with 44 home runs, 139 RBI and a batting average of .330. He was the first Triple Crown winner since 1967 and also received the A.L. MVP in 2012.
So what will Cabrera’s 2013 season look like? Will he increase his numbers? Or will they drop?
Let me be the first to offer what I think Cabrera’s HR, RBI and batting average numbers will look like in 2013: He will hit 27 home runs, have 101 RBI, and a batting average of .301. These numbers are based on the how previous Triple Crown winners performed the following season. (More on that in a moment).