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Melky Cabrera
Birthdate: 8/11/1984 (32 y, 7 m, 18 d)     Bats/Throws: B/L     Height/Weight: 6-0/200     Position: OF
Contract: $42M / 3 Years (2015 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Cabrera started in left field Saturday and went 0-for-3 against the Indians. He's hitting just .220 (11-for-50) with a .544 OPS this spring. (3/25/2017)
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Profile: The introductory sentence of Melky's caption last year: "Melky Cabrera has been one of the most inconsistent players over the last six seasons." So, of course, it would be an aberration if the Melk Man's introduction this year was anything other than this: "Melky Cabrera has actually been a beacon of consistency." Hear me out. Leche didn't establish himself as a high-contact, high-average hitter until his breakout 2011 campaign. Since then, he has hit 15 percent better than the league, and that includes two unfortunate seasons - one injury-shortened, another BABIP-dampened. Maybe I'm putting lipstick on a pig, especially in light of his PED-tainted past, but Cabrera is one of the game's best contact hitters who sprays the ball and uses his wheels to his advantage. He hangs his hat on exceptional batting averages, and his contact skills suggest it's not a category of his that'll deteriorate in earnest anytime soon. The modest power always came secondary, but even that has pretty consistently hovered around the 15-homer mark. The speed is no longer — alas, he's not a five-category threat anymore — but 15 home runs and a .290 batting average with solid run and RBI counts get the job done. He's a top-50 outfielder with few surprises. That's not such a bad thing. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Melky's excellent contact skills make him a low-risk, albeit low-upside, outfield option. 15 home runs and a .290 batting average have become the norm and are a reasonable expectation for 2017.

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Seasonas RFGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006as RF825329810035612001210.360
2007as RF415174400042200000110.267
2008as RF310103300002003000000.300
2009as RF236167181420295615000221.295
2010as RF23819119135011066110112230.235
2011as RF2451010011000010000.250
2012as RF11414413821284202010000.317
2014as RF415174130021201000100.267
Totalas RF7825228371511415372624323133871.282

Seasonas RFBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006as RF18.8 %6.3 %3.00.360.484.400.884.040.39161.8.397141
2007as RF11.8 %0.0 %2.00.267.353.267.620.000.2672-0.5.29474
2008as RF0.0 %30.0 %0.00.300.300.300.600.000.4291-0.5.26958
2009as RF9.0 %7.5 %1.20.295.358.426.784.131.29690.8.343103
2010as RF6.6 %11.0 %0.60.235.292.333.625.099.2547-3.3.27666
2011as RF0.0 %0.0 %0.00.250.200.500.700.250.2000-0.2.25453
2012as RF4.5 %4.5 %1.00.317.341.561.902.244.28972.3.379145
2014as RF11.8 %5.9 %2.00.267.353.467.820.200.28620.7.360131
Totalas RF8.5 %8.1 %1.04.282.343.405.748.123.291340.9.32799

Seasonas RFGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006as RF3.208.7 %69.6 %21.7 %40.0 %0.0 %6.3 %0.0 %29.2 %45.8 %25.0 %12.5 %62.5 %25.0 %1325082
2007as RF3.3313.3 %66.7 %20.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %13.3 %40.0 %46.7 %33.3 %53.3 %13.3 %641945
2008as RF2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %100.0 %14.3 %28.6 %57.1 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %37928
2009as RF3.0021.4 %58.9 %19.6 %0.0 %18.2 %3.0 %0.0 %42.9 %33.9 %23.2 %21.4 %62.5 %16.1 %267100167
2010as RF1.3311.3 %50.7 %38.0 %7.4 %3.7 %11.1 %0.0 %31.1 %35.1 %33.8 %16.2 %55.4 %28.4 %312111201
2011as RF0.5040.0 %20.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %60.0 %40.0 %40.0 %60.0 %0.0 %1147
2012as RF3.4322.5 %60.0 %17.5 %14.3 %28.6 %12.5 %0.0 %42.5 %40.0 %17.5 %17.5 %40.0 %42.5 %1445589
2014as RF4.5021.4 %64.3 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %35.7 %14.3 %14.3 %50.0 %35.7 %632340
Totalas RF2.2516.5 %57.8 %25.7 %10.2 %8.5 %7.5 %20.0 %34.5 %37.5 %28.1 %19.2 %54.9 %26.0 %1030371659