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Melky Cabrera

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago White Sox

2015 Stats

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.273

HR

9

RBI

62

R

60

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Persistent leg trouble caused by a benign tumor completely derailed Cabrera in 2013, but he rebounded in a big way last season before a fractured pinky ended his season in early September. Other than ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/11/1984   BORN: Bajos de Haina, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Melky Cabrera Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $43.5 million contract with the White Sox in December of 2014.

August 31, 2015  –  Melky Cabrera News

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Melky Cabrera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 19 A BAT 42 188 171 35 57 19 16 3 0 16 7 2 15 23 0 2 0 .333 .383 .462 .845
2004 19 A TAM 85 364 333 48 96 31 20 3 8 51 3 1 23 59 0 3 5 .288 .341 .438 .779
2005 20 AA TRE 106 464 426 57 116 35 22 3 10 60 11 2 28 72 1 5 4 .272 .320 .408 .728
2005 20 AAA COL 26 112 101 15 25 6 3 0 3 17 2 0 9 15 2 0 0 .248 .309 .366 .675
2005 20 MAJ NYY 6 19 19 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .211 .211 .211 .421
2006 21 AAA COL 31 135 122 19 47 12 6 2 4 24 3 1 10 9 0 2 1 .385 .430 .566 .996
2006 21 MAJ NYY 130 524 460 75 130 35 26 2 7 51 12 5 56 59 5 1 2 .283 .362 .393 .756
2007 22 MAJ NYY 150 612 545 66 149 40 24 8 8 73 13 5 43 68 10 9 5 .273 .327 .391 .718
2008 23 AAA SCR 15 66 57 8 19 2 2 0 0 5 1 3 8 9 0 1 0 .333 .409 .368 .777
2008 23 MAJ NYY 129 453 414 42 103 21 12 1 8 37 9 2 29 58 4 3 3 .249 .301 .341 .641
2009 24 MAJ NYY 154 540 485 66 133 42 28 1 13 68 10 2 43 59 4 4 4 .274 .336 .416 .752
2010 25 MAJ ATL 147 509 458 50 117 34 27 3 4 42 7 1 42 64 5 3 1 .255 .317 .354 .671
2011 26 MAJ KC 155 706 658 102 201 67 44 5 18 87 20 10 35 94 7 5 1 .305 .339 .470 .809
2012 27 MAJ SF 113 501 459 84 159 46 25 10 11 60 13 5 36 63 1 5 0 .346 .390 .516 .906
2013 28 A+ DUN 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2013 28 AA NEW 3 11 11 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .364 .364 .636 1.000
2013 28 AAA BUF 2 6 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .600 .500 .600 1.100
2013 28 MAJ TOR 88 372 344 39 96 20 15 2 3 30 2 2 23 47 2 3 0 .279 .322 .360 .682
2014 29 MAJ TOR 139 621 568 81 171 54 35 3 16 73 6 2 43 67 2 5 3 .301 .351 .458 .809
2015 30 MAJ CWS 132 568 524 60 143 42 31 2 9 62 2 0 32 73 2 8 2 .273 .313 .391 .704
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3-Year Averages     113 497 457 68 142 40 25 5 10 54 7 3 34 59 1 4 1 .311 .357 .453 .810
Career  (View All)     1343 5,425 4,934 666 1,406 401 267 37 97 583 94 34 382 654 42 46 21 .285 .336 .413 .749

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Melky Cabrera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 4 @KC 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .313 .391 .704
Sep. 3 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .314 .391 .705
Sep. 2 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .315 .393 .708
Sep. 1 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .317 .396 .713
Aug. 30 Sea 5 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .319 .399 .718
Aug. 29 Sea 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .314 .387 .701
Aug. 28 Sea 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .315 .389 .704
Aug. 27 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .313 .386 .699
Aug. 26 Bos 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .316 .389 .705
Aug. 25 Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .312 .384 .696
Aug. 24 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .311 .383 .694
Aug. 23 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .313 .387 .700
Aug. 22 @Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .316 .390 .706
Aug. 21 @Sea 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .276 .317 .393 .710
Aug. 20 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .315 .393 .708
Aug. 19 @LAA 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .316 .396 .712
Aug. 18 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .315 .395 .710
Aug. 17 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .317 .399 .716
Aug. 16 ChC 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .320 .402 .722
Aug. 15 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .318 .395 .713
Aug. 14 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .321 .398 .719
Aug. 12 LAA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .320 .400 .720
Aug. 11 LAA 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .324 .405 .729
Aug. 10 LAA 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .284 .324 .403 .727
Aug. 9 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .323 .399 .722
Aug. 8 @KC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .323 .400 .723
Aug. 7 @KC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .324 .400 .724
Aug. 5 TB 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .324 .399 .723
Aug. 4 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .321 .397 .718
Aug. 3 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .324 .400 .724
Last 7 Days 32 3 9 3 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .303 .469 .772
Last 14 Days 58 7 15 4 0 1 3 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 .259 .290 .379 .669
Last 30 Days 120 12 27 9 0 2 9 7 12 1 0 0 1 1 .225 .266 .350 .616

Melky Cabrera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 131 131 1
2014 136 133 1 4 3
2013 77 77 9
2012 112 106 11
2011 153 12 144 2 2
2010 136 84 55 25
2009 151 40 103 48 1

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Melky Cabrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015134132120.231.336.598
2014152185200.276.447.785
20139911160.253.313.595

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015376467502.293.418.753
20144166311536.310.462.817
2013245282242.290.380.717

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015243255360.276.399.721
2014273397383.304.454.807
2013174253190.282.385.724

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015267344262.277.393.705
2014295429353.298.461.810
2013170140112.276.335.639
Melky Cabrera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 19 A BAT 188 171 8% 12.2% 0.65 87% .385 .129
2004 19 A TAM 364 333 6.3% 16.2% 0.39 82% .331 .150
2005 20 AA TRE 464 426 6% 15.5% 0.39 83% .308 .136
2005 20 AAA COL 112 101 8% 13.4% 0.60 85% .265 .118
2005 20 MAJ NYY 19 19 0% 10.5% 0.00 89% .235 .000
2006 21 AAA COL 135 122 7.4% 6.7% 1.11 93% .394 .181
2006 21 MAJ NYY 524 460 10.7% 11.3% 0.95 87% .312 .110
2007 22 MAJ NYY 612 545 7% 11.1% 0.63 88% .301 .118
2008 23 AAA SCR 66 57 12.1% 13.6% 0.89 84% .396 .035
2008 23 MAJ NYY 453 414 6.4% 12.8% 0.50 86% .273 .092
2009 24 MAJ NYY 540 485 8% 10.9% 0.73 88% .291 .142
2010 25 MAJ ATL 509 458 8.3% 12.6% 0.66 86% .290 .099
2011 26 MAJ KC 706 658 5% 13.3% 0.37 86% .335 .165
2012 27 MAJ SF 501 459 7.2% 12.6% 0.57 86% .384 .170
2013 28 A+ DUN 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2013 28 AA NEW 11 11 0% 9.1% 0.00 91% .333 .272
2013 28 AAA BUF 6 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .600 .000
2013 28 MAJ TOR 372 344 6.2% 12.6% 0.49 86% .316 .081
2014 29 MAJ TOR 621 568 6.9% 10.8% 0.64 88% .320 .157
2015 30 MAJ CWS 568 524 5.6% 12.9% 0.44 86% .303 .118
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3-Year Averages     497 457 6.8% 11.9% 0.58 87% .340 .142
Career     5,425 4,934 7% 12.1% 0.58 87% .313 .128

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2015 Stat Review for Melky Cabrera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.273 AVG
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86% Contact Rate
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.303 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.391 SLG
WEAK
.118 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
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5.6% BB Rate
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12.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.704 OPS
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.313 OBP
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Melky Cabrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to the Red Sox.

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Cabrera smacked a homer while reaching base on a single and a walk in four plate appearances during Saturday's win over the Yankees.

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Cabrera's torrid hitting continued in Wednesday's win over Red Sox. Though he struck out three times, he singled twice and doubled in his other three at-bats, scoring two runs while driving in another.

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Cabrera went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, an RBI, and a run scored in the White Sox's win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

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Cabrera went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in the White Sox's win over the Indians on Thursday.

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Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the White Sox's win over the Jays on Thursday.

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Cabrera had a nice day at the dish Monday, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

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Cabrera went 3-for-4 with his second home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

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Cabrera went 5-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the White Sox's win over the Rangers on Sunday.

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Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Cabrera is out of the lineup Saturday, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

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Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 4-3 win over Oakland on Saturday.

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Cabrera went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the 7-6 win against the A's on Friday night.

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Cabrera went 3-for-4 Saturday with a run scored.

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Cabrera went 4-for-5 on Saturday with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Leg injuries were the theme of Cabrera's 2013 campaign, and he was limited to just 372 plate appearances in his first season with the Blue Jays. After serving a PED suspension in 2012 and battling injuries in 2013, Cabrera heads into 2014 with quite a bit of uncertainty after posting a disappointing .279/.323/.360 line a seaon ago. A return to his 2011-12 form is possible, if unlikely, but a healthy Cabrera should at least provide the Jays with a serviceable starting left fielder. Given that his monster 2012 season was fueled by a .379 BABIP, his 2011 campaign -- .305/.339/.479 with 18 home runs and 20 stolen bases -- is probably the better proxy for his ceiling. Even that may be stretching it, as the 18 home runs he hit in 2011 were easily a career high. Health-wise, Cabrera is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

2013

Cabrera had quite a tumultuous 2012 season starting out as the Giants' offensive catalyst, winning the All-Star Game MVP, becoming an early-season NL MVP candidate before getting suspended for 50 games after testing positive for synthetic testosterone. After hitting .346/.390/.516 with 11 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 113 games, it is unclear what numbers were influenced by PEDs. However, his .379 BABIP is unlikely to be duplicated as his 52.2 percent groundball rate represented a career high. With Cabrera's move to Toronto, he could post a career-best home-run rate if he can improve upon his 26.6 percent flyball rate.

2012

2011 was a banner year for the "Milk Man" as he posted career bests in batting average, slugging percentage, walk rate, home runs, RBI, steals, runs and, not surprisingly, plate appearances. It should be noted that the center fielder's numbers were somewhat fueled by a .332 BABIP, which was also a career high. Still, Cabrera proved to be a valuable asset to the Royals as he was traded in the offseason to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez. In San Francisco, his power numbers likely will dip, something owners will want to keep in mind on draft day. As for his speed, it's not likely that the 2012 Giants run as often as the 2011 Royals did, so don't bank on him automatically producing another 20-steal season.

2011

Cabrera's bounce-back 2009 season made him appear to be a potential fantasy impact player as he registered double digits home runs and stolen bases. However, he struggled last season and never maintained a starting role after he was traded to the Braves. He doesn't have great plate discipline and his power declined sharply as he hit just four home runs. He'll compete for the starting center-field job after signing with Kansas City, but may be better suited for a reserve role since he can play all three outfield positions.

2010

Despite losing his center-field spot to Brett Gardner in the spring last year, Cabrera eventually regained the role and improved his offensive numbers from 2008: .274/.336/.416. Even with the improvement, however, he was often the weakest link in the Yankees' lineup, which led to his trade to the Braves for Javier Vazquez. He has a better chance of keeping an everyday job in the Atlanta outfield with weaker competition, but he could move to a reserve role once Jason Heyward is ready for the majors or fall into a platoon role with Matt Diaz. Still, with regular playing time he could help fantasy teams with double digits in home runs and stolen bases.

2009

Despite opening the season as the Yankees' starting center fielder, Cabrera played his way out of that role by the end of August and was actually sent down to Triple-A because of his season-long offensive struggles -- .249/.301/.341, 414 at-bats. Johnny Damon and Brett Gardner became viable options to play center during Cabrera's demotion and at press time, both were still in the mix for playing time heading into spring training. At 24, he's still young enough to develop some plate discipline and additional power, but a change of scenery may be the only chance he has of becoming a more productive everyday player.

2008

Johnny Damon battled nagging injuries for most of the season, which opened the door for Cabrera to impress with his glove and essentially take away the starting job in center field by season's end. As he matures, Cabrera will need to take more walks to improve his mediocre on-base percentage, but he appears to be a viable power and speed threat on the rise, especially when you consider the level of talent that will support him in the lineup. He's got the tools to be a 20-20 guy and there will be plenty of runs driven in and scored so long as he's playing everyday. Damon and Jason Giambi have contracts too big to platoon at DH, but the reality is that Cabrera is a much better defensive center fielder than Damon and he should be able to hold on to the starting job.

2007

Injuries to Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield opened the door for Cabrera, who didn't disappoint during his first season in New York. Cabrera seized the rare opportunity to play as a young Yankee prospect, showing good plate discipline (59 strikeouts in 460 at bats) and good speed on the basepaths (12 steals) while drawing a walk in every 10 plate appearances. He's penciled in as the Yanks' fourth outfielder heading into the season, so barring a trade or collapse this spring, Cabrera has put Bernie Williams out of work.

2006

The Yankees turned to the 20-year-old Cabrera in a desperate midseason hunt for a centerfielder, and the results were disappointing. After going 3-for-7 in his first two games, Cabrera was 1-for-12 in his last four and continued to struggle after heading back to the minors. While Cabrera is still very young and could continue to develop, he doesn't have much power or speed. It will likely be at least two years before he's ready to contribute at the major league level and there are far better prospects out there.

2005

Cabrera is a slap-hitting outfielder without great speed or power. He may gain some of the latter as he moves up the ladder, but it's tough to see him finding much of a foothold in the majors before 2007, and probably not with the Yankees.