|Profile: Asdrubal Cabrera has been rebuilding value since a terrible quad injury he suffered in 2013 that sent his career into a bit of a tailspin. In 2015 he managed his first full above average season since the injury, which earned him a multi-year contract with the Mets. In 2016, Cabrera rewarded the Mets with perhaps his greatest offensive season yet. Even while suffering from lingering leg issues for the entire season, which forced a DL stint in addition to the day to day pain, Cabrera still managed to hit 23 home runs, two short of his career high, while managing a .280 batting average and overall offensive production that was 19% above average. His SwStrk% and Swing% has been steadily climbing as he ages, while his Contact% has steadily declined, but it hasn't hurt his K% to this point and his batting average and on base percentage have been trending upward. (Andrew Perpetua)|
The Quick Opinion: Cabrera’s power production and strikeout rates have outpaced his peripherals in recent year, and as a result it may be wise to assume some regression, but some offensive help from the rest of the Mets lineup could lead to more Runs and RBI to offset this. He should remain a top 15 shortstop, and certainly worthy of late round attention for deep fantasy leagues.