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53 Melky Cabrera LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/208 | Birthdate: 8/11/1984 | Birthplace: Bajos De Haina, DR | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/86 | Average Draft Position: 201.67
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)610.0011.00.28559.0074.008.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
784.3335102
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000017000
20130000077900
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland540 .800 .800 .800
vs Cobb (Career)610 .167.167.167
vs RHP56192 .362 .500 .339
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/18/2014Anthony Rendon, 2B WAS
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
Jason Heyward, RF ATL
04/18/2014Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
04/18/2014Ryan McMahon, 3B COL
Joe Kelly, RP STL
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/8HOU4111200
4/9HOU5120001
4/10HOU5020000
4/11@BAL4010000
4/12@BAL6020001
4/13@BAL6220000
4/15@MIN4010010
4/17@MIN4000000
4/17@MIN4110010
4/18@CLE5140000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
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Manager not surprised by Melky Cabrera's hot start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/14) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told MLB Network Radio Thursday that he's not surprised by outfielder Melky Cabrera's hot start. Cabrera is batting .325 with four home runs through nine games.

"The swing looks like it always has," Gibbons said. "He had his off field issues, but one thing he can always do is hit."

Melky Cabrera should produce, even if homers trail off
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(4/9/14) With home runs in four straight games, Melky Cabrera is quickly quieting down his skeptics. There is still good reason to doubt Cabrera as a potential 30-homer threat, but that doesn't mean he can't provide enough power to help owners in virtually any Fantasy format.

Cabrera doesn't hit all that many flyballs; in fact, he has launched only seven through his first eight games. He has managed to clout three of those for home runs (along with one of his nine line drives), and clearly, he can't keep that pace going. Cabrera showed moderate home run power in his breakout 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Royals and Giants, respectively, and 21 of his 29 homers from that period occurred away from his pitcher-friendly home parks.

So Cabrera has shown that, in a good power-hitting environment like the Blue Jays' Rogers Centre, he has the potential for 20-to-25 home runs. More important, he is showing that his extra-base power has returned, now that he has recovered from surgery to remove a spinal tumor. Prior to his recent home run streak, owners could have had reasonable concerns that a post-PED Melky would have depleted power, but that's a harder claim to buy into now. Cabrera's home run pace is surely due to slow down, but he could return to the 40-doubles club, even though he has yet to hit one this season.

Cabrera's doubles power and low strikeout rate make him valuable in points leagues, while hitting in front of Colby Rasmus, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion provide him with run-scoring opportunities that give him Rotisserie value. Toss in 20-plus home runs, and suddenly, Cabrera looks like a must-own option again.

Melky Cabrera swats third homer in as many days
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/14) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera launched his third home run in as many games on Sunday against the Yankees.

Cabrera took starter CC Sabathia deep for a solo home run in the opening frame. He finished 1 for 5 with one run and one RBI in a 6-4 defeat. He has a hit in each of his first seven games, slashing .323/.323/.613 with three homers and three RBI in 31 at-bats.
Melky Cabrera moves into leadoff spot for Blue Jays
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/14) With Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (hamstring) on the disabled list, outfielder Melky Cabrera moved into the leadoff spot Tuesday against the Rays.

In 126 career games hitting leadoff, Cabrera is batting .279 with a .348 on-base percentage and .729 OPS. He hit leadoff 37 times last season, batting .293 with a .337 on-base percentage and .731 OPS.

Report: Melky Cabrera in good shape heading into 2014
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/20/14) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera is in good shape as he recovers from surgery late last season to remove a tumor on his spine, according to the National Post, which is further reporting that John Gibbons expects him to return to full health and form in 2014.

Cabrera was a major disappointment in his first season with the Jays in 2013. His batting average not only dropped from his 2012 high of .346 to .279, but he managed just three home runs and 30 RBI and lost 50 games to a PED suspension.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/19/14@ CLE1:05 pmCorey Kluber
4/20/14@ CLE1:05 pmCarlos Carrasco
4/22/14BAL7:07 pmMiguel Gonzalez
4/23/14BAL7:07 pmChris Tillman
4/24/14BAL7:07 pmBud Norris
4/25/14BOS7:07 pmJake Peavy
4/26/14BOS1:07 pmClay Buchholz
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005NYY61914000200 .211 .211 .211
2006NYY130460751297505659125 .360 .391 .280
2007NYY150545661498734368135 .327 .391 .273
2008NYY12941442103837295892 .301 .341 .249
2009NYY1544856613313684359102 .336 .416 .274
2010ATL14745850117442426471 .317 .354 .255
2011KC155658102201188735942010 .339 .470 .305
2012SF1134598415911603663135 .390 .516 .346
2013TOR883443996330234722 .322 .360 .279
2014TOR177810264521020 .350 .538 .333
Total 108939205351117764523095248832 .337 .412 .285
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005NYYOF66990001.000
2006NYYOF1271212592451221 .992
2007NYYOF1471374053851641 .990
2008NYYOF128112295284741 .986
2009NYYOF151130306300331 .990
2010ATLOF136115225213842 .982
2011KCOF1531513473311337 .991
2012SFOF112112209198743 .981
2013TOROF7776130126310 .992
2014TOROF171727261001.000
Total  105497722122117702516 .989
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005NYY00400000
2006NYY26218015239
2007NYY2482139105014
2008NYY121141343511
2009NYY281202444415
2010ATL273162351118
2011KC445309571312
2012SF251023751048
2013TOR15212432007
2014TOR404200004
Total 2053216143338163088
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006NYY2300000000 .000 .000 .000
2007NYY41623120100 .188 .375 .188
2009NYY13485130431400 .314 .313 .271
2010ATL3810010100 .000 .000 .000
Total 22758161731600 .244 .280 .213
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 R-Yankees W602183773193329182372 .388 .491 .335
2003 A-Staten Ilnd6727934791022312336135 .345 .355 .283
2004 A-Tampa853334896203851235931 .341 .438 .288
2004 A-Battle Crk421713557163016152372 .383 .462 .333
2005AAA-Columbus2610115253031791520 .309 .366 .248
2005 AA-Trenton1064265711722310602872112 .322 .411 .275
2006AAA-Columbus3112219476242410931 .430 .566 .385
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb155781920058913 .409 .368 .333
2013AA-New Hampshire Fisher311140012--110 .364 .636 .364
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons25130001----00 .500 .600 .600
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays26010000--200 .167 .167 .167
Total 43917292555219816312361342494816 .351 .430 .301
 
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