Sunday, July 22, 2012

Miguel Cabrera 2nd Venezuelan to 300 Home Runs

Venezolano Miguel Cabrera continues his torrid pace up the record books by becoming the 134th player in the history of MLB to reach the 300 homerun plateau at the age and only the second Venezuelan player to reach that mark. This is all done at the young age of 29. The first was one of my all-time favorite players "El Gato" Andres Galarraga who retired with a total of 399 dingers.

With Cabrera's track record of hitting 30 or more homers a season for the last five seasons, it would stand to reason that he can surpass Galarraga by the 2015 season. He's missed the 30 homerun mark only twice in his still young career when he hit 12 with 62 RBI in his rookie season of 2003 and 26 with 114 RBI in 2006. Each season he hit 30 or more he drove in over 100 RBI with a career high 127 in 2008. Since he's sitting at 21 homers with 77 RBI (Not counting today's totals), he should again reach the 30-100 mark for the sixth straight season. And its scary to think that he is just reaching his prime.

Felicidades hermano.