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Melky Cabrera

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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.301

HR

4

RBI

5

R

9

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 inj...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 208   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 two-year, $16 million deal with the Blue Jays in November of 2012.

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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 Tam 85 364 333 48 96 31 20 3 8 51 3 1 23 59 0 3 5 .288 .341 .438 .779
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
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 16 75 73 9 22 8 4 0 4 5 2 0 2 10 0 0 0 .301 .320 .521 .841
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Melky Cabrera
3-Year Averages MAJ   118 525 487 75 152 43 28 5 10 59 11 5 31 68 3 4 0 .312 .351 .452 .802
Career  (View All) MAJ   1088 4311 3915 534 1114 313 205 32 76 453 88 32 309 524 38 33 16 .285 .337 .411 .748

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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
Apr. 17 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .320 .521 .841
Apr. 17 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .314 .536 .850
Apr. 16 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .333 .569 .902
Apr. 13 @Bal 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .328 .590 .918
Apr. 12 @Bal 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .327 .327 .600 .927
Apr. 11 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .327 .612 .939
Apr. 10 Hou 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .644 .977
Apr. 9 Hou 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .325 .325 .625 .950
Apr. 8 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .314 .657 .971
Apr. 6 NYY 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .323 .613 .936
Apr. 5 NYY 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .346 .577 .923
Apr. 4 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .318 .455 .773
Apr. 3 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 2 @TB 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .357 .357 .714
Apr. 1 @TB 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Mar. 31 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 28 3 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .300 .321 .621
Last 14 Days 59 8 17 4 0 4 5 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 .288 .311 .559 .870
Last 30 Days 73 9 22 4 0 4 5 2 10 2 0 0 0 0 .301 .320 .521 .841

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Melky Cabrera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16 15 1
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
20139911160.253.313.595
2012129308270.395.6671.111
2011207307294.304.459.788

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013245282242.290.380.717
20123305433313.327.458.826
201145172115816.306.475.818

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013174253190.282.385.724
2012222292244.324.432.790
2011318506429.289.418.742

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170140112.276.335.639
2012237559369.367.5951.015
201134052124511.321.518.871
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 Tam 364 333 6.3% 16.2% 0.39 82% .331 .150
2004 19 A Bat 188 171 8% 12.2% 0.65 87% .385 .129
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 75 73 2.7% 13.3% 0.20 86% .305 .220
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Melky Cabrera
3-Year Averages MAJ   525 487 5.9% 13% 0.46 86% .347 .140
Career MAJ   4311 3915 7.2% 12.2% 0.59 87% .313 .126

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2014 Stat Review for Melky Cabrera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.301 AVG
GREAT
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.305 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.521 SLG
ELITE
.220 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.7% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
13.3% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.841 OPS
GREAT
.320 OBP
WEAK

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Melky Cabrera (by OPS, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Buehrle TOR 30 17 2 7 0 2 0 .567 .900 1.467
Justin Masterson CLE 24 12 1 2 3 0 0 .500 .708 1.264
Jason Hammel CHI-N 16 5 2 5 1 2 0 .313 .750 1.139
Anibal Sanchez DET 18 10 0 1 0 1 1 .556 .556 1.111
Cole Hamels PHI 15 6 1 2 1 1 0 .400 .667 1.104
R.A. Dickey TOR 12 4 1 3 0 0 0 .333 .750 1.083
Rick Porcello DET 17 8 0 1 0 1 0 .471 .588 1.059
Jake Peavy BOS 11 5 0 0 1 0 0 .455 .545 1.045
Scott Kazmir OAK 22 9 1 3 0 5 2 .409 .636 1.045
Roberto Hernandez PHI 25 9 1 4 4 3 0 .360 .560 1.008

Worst Matchups for Melky Cabrera (by OPS, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Gio Gonzalez WAS 15 3 0 1 1 1 1 .200 .200 .450
Jered Weaver ANA 18 3 0 1 1 1 0 .167 .167 .377
Shawn Camp PHI 13 2 0 1 0 4 0 .154 .154 .368
Edinson Volquez PIT 11 2 0 1 0 3 0 .182 .182 .364
Andrew Miller BOS 15 2 0 0 1 3 1 .133 .133 .321
A.J. Burnett PHI 24 3 0 1 1 3 0 .125 .125 .285
Ricky Romero TOR 15 2 0 1 0 2 1 .133 .133 .267
Adam Wainwright STL 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 .091 .091 .258
Grant Balfour TB 11 1 0 1 0 4 1 .091 .091 .174
Oliver Perez AZ 14 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Cabrera was 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon.

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Cabrera was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Yankees on Friday night.

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Cabrera was slotted into the Jays' leadoff spot Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a run against the Rays.

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Cabrera will lead off against the Rays on Tuesday night, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Cabrera is "doing great," according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons following surgery to remove a benign tumor from his back late last season, Sportsnet reports.

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Cabrera (knee) had a benign tumor removed from his lower back last Friday, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

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Cabrera (knee) is unlikely to return to the Blue Jays this season, TSN Radio reports.

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Cabrera (knee) is expected to be sidelined until at least early September, the Blue Jays' official site reports.

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Cabrera (knee) will not receive any additional suspensions from Major League Baseball for his connections to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.