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Robinson Cano
Birthdate: 10/22/1982 (34 y, 5 m, 2 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/190     Position: 2B
Contract: $240M / 10 Years (2014 - 2023)
RotoWire News: Cano was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a head cold, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. (3/23/2017)
Injury: Illness, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: ... And the city of Seattle breathed a huge sigh of relief. Robinson Cano continued his Ripkenesque streak of durability and coupled it with the third-best season of his career. It was the perfect rebound from a depressing 2015 season that, at 32, was written off by many as the beginning of the end for a remarkable talent. Instead, Cano's coming off a (nearly) 40-homer season with his patented .300(ish) batting average. Question marks surround the legitimacy of his outburst, as they do with most other hitters who contributed to the Great Power Surge of 2016. Attribute the success to him re-capturing his swing: he generated one of the lowest ground ball rates of his career. Not only did his swing perceptibly fall out of whack in 2015, he also claimed a stomach parasite sapped his strength. Grains of salt and all that, but hindsight confirms his narrative, whether it's true or just convenient. Weirdly, though, ESPN's Player Rater says Cano finished a mere sixth among second basemen despite vintage production that he will be hard-pressed to replicate. If you want Cano in 2017, you're paying full price. There's no way around it. He's a top-four second baseman who's durable but comes with discernible downside. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Having fixed his swing and his tummy, Cano turned the clock back half a decade and produced some gaudy numbers, even for him. Yet despite career highs in home runs and plate appearances, he finished outside the top five at the keystone. If you'd like to employ Cano's services in 2017, you'll have to pay full price.

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