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Miguel Cabrera is AL’s Player of the Month, but not the Tigers’

Sep 4, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

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How’s that for silliness? Miguel Cabrera was recognized Tuesday by the BBWAA as the American League’s Player of the Month for August, but he didn’t get the same honor from the Detroit chapter in the vote for Tigers’ Player of the Month.

Instead, Detroit writers picked Prince Fielder, and justifiably so. Here are the August stats for each:

Cabrera: .357/.429/.663, 8 HR, 24 RBI, 14/12 K/BB in 98 AB
Fielder: .370/.491/.663, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 10/19 K/BB in 92 AB

Personally, I tend to ignore all of the Player of the Month awards. I’ve never gotten the opinion that many of the voters take them seriously. In general, it seems they’re given a list of candidates and they pick the players with the most runs batted in and the pitchers with the most wins.

  1. baseballlatino - Sep 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM


    • scatterbrian - Sep 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM


  2. gosuhgo - Sep 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    They felt bad for Prince getting hit by a pitch in practically every game this month. Also, Delmon is the player of the month in my heart.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Sep 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      Mazel tov!!!!

    • frank433 - Sep 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      Delmon did nothing last month, his Moustach carried him.

  3. scatterbrian - Sep 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    They got it wrong in the NL too:

    Player A: .306/.345/.611, 10 HR, 31 RBIs, 24/7 K/BB in 108 AB
    Player B: .371/.482/.652, 6 HR, 21 RBIs, 18/21 K/BB in 89 AB

    Guess who won.

  4. billymc75 - Sep 4, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    I would’ve gone Beltre

  5. thebrettman - Sep 5, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    Max Scherzer

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