Jake Cave
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cave was blocked in the minors with the Yankees, but found new life and a path to the majors with the Twins. He hit .265/.313/.473 with 13 home runs in 91 games, getting an extensive trial as a starter late in the season. However, his .363 BABIP, 23.2% HR/FB and 33.0 K% did not back up his surface stats. Cave can play all three outfield positions, but would be challenged to be more than a spot starter in center field. He showed decent power in the upper levels of the minors, with strikeout percentages in the mid-20s, but has typically been old for his level. Cave could profile on the strong side of a platoon, as he hit .287/.335/.509 with a slightly better strikeout rate (30.8%) against righties while posting just a .642 OPS against lefties. Unfortunately, Cave will likely need an injury to one of the three primary outfielders or to the DH, Nelson Cruz, in order to get regular at-bats. Read Past Outlooks
On bench for series finale
OFMinnesota Twins
September 27, 2018
Cave is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.
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Cave has started all but two games in September, slashing .279/.319/.465 with four homers, 13 RBI and 34 strikeouts over that stretch (91 plate appearances). He'll sit for Thursday's series finale, with Johnny Field, Max Kepler and Robbie Grossman covering the outfield from left to right in his stead.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+41%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+41%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .598 72 7 3 13 0 .194 .239 .358
Since 2016vs Right .844 237 47 10 32 2 .287 .335 .509
2018vs Left .598 72 7 3 13 0 .194 .239 .358
2018vs Right .844 237 47 10 32 2 .287 .335 .509
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+41%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+41%
OPS at Home
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .926 151 33 6 28 2 .313 .373 .552
Since 2016Away .657 158 21 7 17 0 .221 .255 .403
2018Home .926 151 33 6 28 2 .313 .373 .552
2018Away .657 158 21 7 17 0 .221 .255 .403
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jake Cave compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
5.8%
 
K Rate
33.0%
 
BABIP
.363
 
ISO
.208
 
AVG
.265
 
OBP
.313
 
SLG
.473
 
OPS
.786
 
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Slugs 12th homer in win
OFMinnesota Twins
September 24, 2018
Cave went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 5-1 victory over the Twins.
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Heads to bench Sunday
OFMinnesota Twins
September 16, 2018
Cave is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.
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Lifts two-run homer
OFMinnesota Twins
September 13, 2018
Cave went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Royals.
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Two-RBI night with stolen base
OFMinnesota Twins
September 11, 2018
Cave went 2-for-5 with a run, a stolen base and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.
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On bench against southpaw
OFMinnesota Twins
September 5, 2018
Cave is not in the lineup versus Houston on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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