3) Miguel Cabrera (.929)
Miguel Cabrera signed with the Florida Marlins as an International free agent out of Venezuela back in 1999. Then just 17-years-old, the third baseman spent the first five seasons of his remarkable career with our team.
A dead-lock first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, we always knew Cabrera was pretty good. In his rookie season of 2003, he finished fifth in the NL ROY vote, also collecting a handful of MVP votes in the process despite his tender years. He slashed .268/.325/.468 with a dozen home runs and 62 RBI. That was by-far his least valuable season with the Marlins. IN Miami’s postseason run to their second World Series Championship, Cabrera hit 18-for-68 with two doubles, four homers , and 12 RBI.
In 2004, Cabrera was chosen to the NL all-star team for the first of four consecutive seasons. He slashed. 294/.366/.512 with 33 homers and 112 RBI. It was more of the same in 2005, with a .323/.385/.561 slashline, 33 homers, and 116 RBI. He also won his first Silver Slugger.
In 2006, Cabrera put up a .998 OPS for his 158 game performance. He slashed .339/.430/.568 with 26 home runs and 114 RBI. He also drew 86 walks. That rate was nearly 25 percent better than his previous best. He won his second Silver Slugger Award and finished fifth in the MVP vote.
2007 would see Cabrera slash .320/.401/.565 in 157 games, with 34 home runs and 119 RBI. After the season, the Marlins traded him with Dontrelle Willis to the Detroit Tigers for Dallas Trahern, Burke Badenhop, Frankie De La Cruz, Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller, and Mike Rabelo.
Cabrera was crowned as the NL Player of the Week four times with the Florida Marlins, and has gone on to win the AL Player of the Week Award with the Tigers 11 more times. He has also won four batting titles, two home run crowns, five more Silver Slugger Awards, been selected to seven more all-star rosters, and won the AL MVP in 2012 and in 2013. He also won the Triple Crown in 2012.