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Melky Cabrera
Birthdate: 8/11/1984 (32 y, 7 m, 16 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)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
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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SeasonBatting 2ndGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Batting 2nd1973891595011571308111211.205
2007Batting 2nd188187252220112104015002323.309
2008Batting 2nd619225400114203010110.263
2009Batting 2nd2561100010100000100.200
2010Batting 2nd10424611730163318100020.262
2011Batting 2nd14461766318912640518988534387147131910.306
2012Batting 2nd2394105271961114810012010052.287
2013Batting 2nd33132142393260114108013011121.295
2014Batting 2nd11245550313187303116563383563521441.288
2015Batting 2nd542242395145501251911027031700.228
2016Batting 2nd1252561610411812408000110.308
TotalBatting 2nd433179419585103621011037259221128723761614433718.284

SeasonBatting 2ndBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Batting 2nd14.6 %9.0 %1.63.205.330.315.645.110.2159-2.6.29775
2007Batting 2nd4.6 %17.2 %0.27.309.341.370.712.062.36910-0.9.31890
2008Batting 2nd9.1 %13.6 %0.67.263.318.421.739.158.2502-0.2.31992
2009Batting 2nd16.7 %0.0 %1.00.200.333.200.533.000.2000-0.3.26753
2010Batting 2nd6.5 %17.4 %0.38.262.326.405.731.143.3035-0.1.31794
2011Batting 2nd5.1 %13.1 %0.39.306.341.475.816.169.3319419.7.353120
2012Batting 2nd9.5 %11.4 %0.83.287.352.404.757.117.317131.5.332114
2013Batting 2nd5.6 %9.2 %0.62.295.333.364.697.068.31915-0.5.31092
2014Batting 2nd7.6 %11.1 %0.68.288.343.440.783.152.3056712.7.343119
2015Batting 2nd4.6 %11.3 %0.41.228.261.263.524.036.25112-15.2.23341
2016Batting 2nd7.1 %14.3 %0.50.308.357.481.838.173.34981.9.359125
TotalBatting 2nd6.5 %12.1 %0.54.284.331.414.745.129.30823615.8.326103

SeasonBatting 2ndGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Batting 2nd1.1217.2 %43.8 %39.1 %12.0 %4.0 %0.0 %33.3 %31.3 %40.3 %28.4 %16.4 %68.7 %14.9 %317128189
2007Batting 2nd2.0617.5 %55.6 %27.0 %17.6 %5.9 %8.6 %40.0 %35.3 %29.4 %35.3 %20.6 %55.9 %23.5 %30992217
2008Batting 2nd2.6735.3 %47.1 %17.6 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %47.1 %23.5 %29.4 %17.7 %58.8 %23.5 %873750
2009Batting 2nd1.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %80.0 %20.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %1899
2010Batting 2nd1.4214.7 %50.0 %35.3 %0.0 %8.3 %5.9 %0.0 %44.1 %35.3 %20.6 %26.5 %50.0 %23.5 %17262110
2011Batting 2nd1.4720.3 %47.4 %32.3 %11.2 %10.6 %10.0 %50.0 %38.8 %35.9 %25.3 %26.1 %50.5 %23.5 %23918141577
2012Batting 2nd2.5015.7 %60.2 %24.1 %15.0 %5.0 %6.0 %0.0 %41.0 %38.6 %20.5 %22.9 %51.8 %25.3 %355136219
2013Batting 2nd1.7920.8 %50.8 %28.3 %8.8 %2.9 %1.6 %0.0 %44.6 %28.1 %27.3 %11.6 %53.7 %34.7 %536186350
2014Batting 2nd1.4820.6 %47.4 %32.0 %10.9 %8.5 %6.3 %66.7 %37.9 %35.0 %27.1 %15.0 %53.5 %31.5 %18456751170
2015Batting 2nd1.4918.6 %48.7 %32.7 %10.8 %1.5 %7.2 %0.0 %35.8 %37.3 %26.9 %16.9 %65.7 %17.4 %882295587
2016Batting 2nd1.5718.2 %50.0 %31.8 %7.1 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %45.5 %27.3 %27.3 %9.1 %59.1 %31.8 %21072138
TotalBatting 2nd1.5519.7 %48.8 %31.5 %11.0 %7.5 %6.8 %42.9 %38.6 %35.0 %26.4 %19.7 %54.8 %25.6 %712225064616