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Melky Cabrera

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

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.284

HR

17

RBI

79

R

74

SB

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Melk Man delivered another quality season where he did a little bit of everything, but nothing truly outstanding. The .296 average was a nice jump from 2015 and he drove in 86 runs, made possible ...

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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: By NYY In 2001   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.

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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 158 683 629 70 172 50 36 2 12 77 3 0 40 88 2 10 2 .273 .314 .394 .708
2016 31 MAJ CWS 151 646 591 70 175 61 42 5 14 86 2 0 47 69 3 5 0 .296 .345 .455 .800
2017 32 MAJ KC 47 196 183 20 48 16 10 2 4 23 1 1 10 21 0 2 1 .262 .301 .404 .705
2017 32 MAJ CWS 98 428 397 54 117 30 17 0 13 56 0 0 25 52 2 3 1 .295 .336 .436 .772
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ KC/CWS 145 624 580 74 165 46 27 2 17 79 1 1 35 73 2 5 2 .284 .325 .426 .751
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3-Year Averages     149 648 596 73 172 54 37 3 14 78 3 0 43 74 2 6 1 .289 .334 .431 .766
Career  (View All)     1665 6,810 6,210 820 1,775 516 341 44 131 763 98 35 472 811 47 58 23 .286 .336 .418 .754

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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. 19 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .325 .426 .751
Sep. 17 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .327 .429 .756
Sep. 16 @Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .327 .430 .757
Sep. 15 @Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .326 .428 .754
Sep. 14 @Cle 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .327 .430 .757
Sep. 13 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .329 .433 .762
Sep. 12 CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .331 .436 .767
Sep. 11 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .331 .438 .769
Sep. 10 Min 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .333 .441 .774
Sep. 9 Min 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .332 .441 .773
Sep. 8 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .295 .332 .444 .776
Sep. 7 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .334 .446 .780
Sep. 6 @Det 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .335 .448 .783
Sep. 5 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .335 .446 .781
Sep. 4 @Det 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .335 .448 .783
Sep. 3 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .336 .448 .784
Sep. 2 @Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .335 .442 .777
Sep. 1 @Min 5 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .336 .444 .780
Aug. 30 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .332 .437 .769
Aug. 29 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .332 .438 .770
Aug. 28 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .335 .442 .777
Aug. 27 @Cle 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .337 .445 .782
Aug. 26 @Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .336 .443 .779
Aug. 25 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .335 .442 .777
Aug. 24 Col 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .337 .446 .783
Aug. 23 Col 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .336 .445 .781
Aug. 22 Col 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .335 .446 .781
Aug. 20 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .336 .443 .779
Aug. 19 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .339 .447 .786
Aug. 18 Cle 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .341 .451 .792
Last 7 Games 28 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .179 .379
Last 14 Games 51 7 8 2 0 0 3 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 .157 .228 .196 .424
Last 30 Games 116 12 28 6 1 1 8 5 11 0 0 0 1 0 .241 .270 .336 .606

Melky Cabrera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 136 103 37 8
2016 147 147 3
2015 150 150 8
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
2017136177220.272.463.774
2016121243200.322.496.847
2015171152180.240.333.600

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20174405710571.291.418.750
20164704611662.289.445.788
20154585510593.286.417.748

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017264359411.284.424.748
2016292356441.305.466.815
2015300306450.277.397.721

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017312398380.288.433.762
2016299358421.288.445.786
2015329406323.271.392.697
Melky Cabrera vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Brett Anderson TOR 7 4 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .571 .667 1.143 1.810

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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% .380 .129
2004 19 A TAM 364 333 6.3% 16.2% 0.39 82% .327 .150
2005 20 AA TRE 464 426 6% 15.5% 0.39 83% .304 .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% .387 .181
2006 21 MAJ NYY 524 460 10.7% 11.3% 0.95 87% .311 .110
2007 22 MAJ NYY 612 545 7% 11.1% 0.63 88% .295 .118
2008 23 AAA SCR 66 57 12.1% 13.6% 0.89 84% .388 .035
2008 23 MAJ NYY 453 414 6.4% 12.8% 0.50 86% .271 .092
2009 24 MAJ NYY 540 485 8% 10.9% 0.73 88% .288 .142
2010 25 MAJ ATL 509 458 8.3% 12.6% 0.66 86% .288 .099
2011 26 MAJ KC 706 658 5% 13.3% 0.37 86% .332 .165
2012 27 MAJ SF 501 459 7.2% 12.6% 0.57 86% .379 .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% .500 .000
2013 28 MAJ TOR 372 344 6.2% 12.6% 0.49 86% .313 .081
2014 29 MAJ TOR 621 568 6.9% 10.8% 0.64 88% .316 .157
2015 30 MAJ CWS 683 629 5.9% 12.9% 0.45 86% .297 .121
2016 31 MAJ CWS 646 591 7.3% 10.7% 0.68 88% .314 .159
2017 32 MAJ KC 196 183 5.1% 10.7% 0.48 89% .275 .142
2017 32 MAJ CWS 428 397 5.8% 12.1% 0.48 87% .310 .141
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ KC/CWS 624 580 5.6% 11.7% 0.48 87% .299 .142
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3-Year Averages     648 596 6.6% 11.4% 0.58 88% .307 .142
Career     6,810 6,210 6.9% 11.9% 0.58 87% .309 .132

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Melky Cabrera Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 1324.7 -15 228 -8 -15 678 -7 795 -7
2016 LF 1293 -24 247 -15 -24 673 -11 660 -9
2017 LF 787 -25 164 -14 -25 379 -9 280 -3
2017 LF 83 1 20 1 1 43 1 36 0
2017 RF 257.7 -12 56 -7 -12 132 -4 104 -3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF -3 -3 -3 0 0 3 2 -7 0 -2
2016 LF -9 -3 -4 0 0 4 4 -13 0 -5
2017 LF 0 -2 -12 0 0 2 4 -13 0 -7
2017 LF 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 RF -2 -3 -2 0 0 0 -1 -6 0 -7

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2017 Stat Review for Melky Cabrera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.48 BB/K
GOOD
5.6% BB Rate
POOR
11.7% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.751 OPS
WEAK
.325 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.284 AVG
GOOD
.299 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.426 SLG
WEAK
.142 ISO
WEAK

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Melky Cabrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the Royals' 7-6 win over the Twins on Friday.

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Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, the deciding hit in Saturday's 5-4 win over the White Sox.

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Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in an 8-5 loss against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Cabrera went a combined 4-for-8 with a home run, five RBI and two runs in a doubleheader against the Mariners on Sunday.

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Cabrera will start in right field and bat third Monday against the Orioles.

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Cabrera is expected to act as the primary right fielder when he joins the Royals on Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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The White Sox traded Cabrera along with cash considerations to the Royals on Sunday in exchange for minor-league pitchers A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis.

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Cabrera (foot) will man left field and occupy the leadoff spot in Monday's game against the Cubs, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Cabrera was taken out of Sunday's game against the Royals in the fifth inning due to a bruised left foot, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Royals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Cabrera was one of several big splashes of Chicago's 2014 offseason, and he was also one of several misses. By fWAR, he was one of the worst batters in the American League. Despite moving to one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the league, his slugging percentage dipped below .400 and his .121 ISO was his lowest mark since 2010. A slow start tarnished his overall season line. He was hitting .241 with one home run on the last day of May, but had a slightly more respectable .779 OPS over the remainder of the season. His defense in left was atrocious, and he could benefit from a move to DH. Down season aside, Cabrera is guaranteed an everyday lineup spot for the White Sox, likely near the heart of the order.

2015

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 the drop in stolen bases (six), Cabrera's numbers resembled his 2011 and 2012 work with the Royals and Giants, as he carried a .157 ISO, hit above .300 and was a steady source of runs scored and RBI as part of a strong Blue Jays lineup. His defense continues to grade out poorly, but getting away from the turf at Rogers Centre should help his legs at this stage of his career. In terms of park effects, Cabrera's 2014 numbers were nearly even at home (.807 OPS) and on the road (.810 OPS), and his slugging percentage was actually lower last season than it was in more pitcher-friendly environments earlier in his career. After signing with the White Sox in December, Cabrera projects as the team's new everyday left fielder and potential No. 2 hitter.

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.