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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)
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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SeasonHigh LeverageGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006High Leverage585158181420224206110100221.353
2007High Leverage51485715122101222209133150.313
2008High Leverage4841501111000117406113210.268
2009High Leverage58485715111031422406122210.313
2010High Leverage5849591082001585213014320.204
2011High Leverage6767802317501202510211012032.343
2012High Leverage45475315113011812425011220.319
2013High Leverage31394010820075006001400.256
2014High Leverage4938471192001710732011620.289
2015High Leverage726774201631020184210021400.299
2016High Leverage57485515112021919619001400.313
TotalHigh Leverage59454363016312824291771685213874121930183.300

SeasonHigh LeverageBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006High Leverage10.3 %17.2 %0.60.353.431.510.941.157.410113.7.406147
2007High Leverage3.5 %15.8 %0.22.313.333.396.729.083.3576-0.8.31588
2008High Leverage8.0 %12.0 %0.67.268.340.268.609.000.3064-1.8.28669
2009High Leverage7.0 %10.5 %0.67.313.364.521.884.208.29392.3.377125
2010High Leverage8.5 %22.0 %0.38.204.273.245.518.041.2702-4.6.22331
2011High Leverage12.5 %13.8 %0.91.343.423.463.886.119.393134.3.383140
2012High Leverage7.5 %9.4 %0.80.319.365.447.812.128.33371.0.339118
2013High Leverage0.0 %15.0 %0.00.256.256.308.564.051.3032-2.1.24749
2014High Leverage14.9 %4.3 %3.50.289.391.342.733.053.29750.0.31096
2015High Leverage5.4 %13.5 %0.40.299.329.373.702.075.3397-1.2.29382
2016High Leverage10.9 %16.4 %0.67.313.389.479.868.167.35192.4.370133
TotalHigh Leverage8.3 %13.8 %0.60.300.358.401.760.101.336763.2.327101

SeasonHigh LeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006High Leverage1.2017.5 %45.0 %37.5 %26.7 %13.3 %16.7 %0.0 %31.7 %36.6 %31.7 %7.3 %68.3 %24.4 %23488146
2007High Leverage2.7526.8 %53.7 %19.5 %0.0 %0.0 %13.6 %0.0 %40.0 %26.7 %33.3 %17.8 %48.9 %33.3 %17962117
2008High Leverage1.7020.6 %50.0 %29.4 %10.0 %0.0 %5.9 %20.0 %23.1 %35.9 %41.0 %28.2 %46.2 %25.6 %17265107
2009High Leverage1.7525.0 %47.7 %27.3 %8.3 %25.0 %9.5 %0.0 %39.1 %23.9 %37.0 %21.7 %52.2 %26.1 %22685141
2010High Leverage2.2013.5 %59.5 %27.0 %0.0 %0.0 %4.5 %0.0 %24.4 %39.0 %36.6 %22.0 %48.8 %29.3 %22180141
2011High Leverage1.5029.8 %42.1 %28.1 %0.0 %6.3 %16.7 %0.0 %33.9 %32.2 %33.9 %23.7 %47.5 %28.8 %280111169
2012High Leverage1.5423.3 %46.5 %30.2 %7.7 %7.7 %10.0 %0.0 %29.6 %36.4 %34.1 %15.9 %70.5 %13.6 %16160101
2013High Leverage1.0712.1 %45.5 %42.4 %14.3 %0.0 %6.7 %0.0 %41.2 %35.3 %23.5 %11.8 %64.7 %23.5 %14544101
2014High Leverage2.1124.3 %51.4 %24.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %55.3 %26.3 %18.4 %23.7 %52.6 %23.7 %1737499
2015High Leverage1.2917.2 %46.6 %36.2 %4.8 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %35.0 %31.7 %33.3 %10.0 %66.7 %23.3 %26690176
2016High Leverage2.3323.1 %53.8 %23.1 %11.1 %22.2 %4.8 %0.0 %40.0 %35.0 %25.0 %10.0 %52.5 %37.5 %20269133
TotalHigh Leverage1.6521.6 %48.8 %29.6 %8.0 %6.6 %9.3 %8.3 %35.5 %32.4 %32.0 %17.5 %56.3 %26.3 %22598281431