Photo of Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS)

New York Mets

Bats: B, Throws: R

Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homerun, double, and two runs scored to help the Rays defeat Boston 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera hasn't been great since coming back from a knee strain a few days ago, but he got back on track tonight with another big game. Cabrera's numbers have been good enough in the second half to warrant a roster spot in just about any league. His performance this season should net him a bigger pact this offseason than the one-year hold over he got from the Rays.


Category: Game Recaps

Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-4 tonight against the Red Sox, and has gone 2-for-13 with one RBI since returning from his knee injury Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera's knee strain ended up being pretty minor, as he only ended up missing four games. It's been a fruitful second half for the veteran, but the Rays may go with youngster Tim Beckham more frequently to close out the season, since the Rays aren't going anywhere. Cabrera's .259/.310/.413 line with 12 homers, 49 RBI, and six stolen bases were good enough to provide AL-Only owners with solid value at a thin shortstop position.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera plans on resuming baseball activities on Saturday, as he comes back from a left knee strain. (Source: Roger Mooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera exited Tuesday's contest with the ailment and has been called "day-to-day". Cabrera has been extremely hot in the second half, and the Rays are hoping to get him back sometime within the next week or two. He's droppable in all leagues if you're looking to win a head-to-head playoff matchup, or trying to gain ground in the standings in roto leagues.


Category: , Injury Updates

Asdrubal Cabrera had to leave Tuesday's contest against the Yankees early with a left knee strain. (Source: Roger Mooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: X-Rays were negative and the Rays are calling him day-to-day. It sounds like this is a minor issue, and the veteran shortstop should be back in the lineup within the next few days.


Category: , Injury Updates

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer to help the Rays beat the Red Sox 8-4 on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays scored five runs in the 8th inning off of Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa, turning a 4-3 deficit into an 8-4 lead. Cabrera's two-run shot was the big blow, and he also singled in the ball game. He's been a completely different hitter in the second half, after providing dismal production in the first. Since July, Cabrera's hitting .326/.375/.530 with seven home runs, 28 RBI, 34 runs scored, and three stolen bases in 181 at-bats. If you're trying to win a playoff matchup in redraft leagues, and don't have good production at shortstop, Cabrera's your man.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk to help the Rays edge the Yankees 3-2 Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: With the bases loaded and two-outs in the third, Cabrera laced a two-run single to right field to give the Rays a 3-0 lead, a lead they wouldn't relinquish the rest of the day. Despite a horrific first half for Cabrera, he's really turned it on since coming back from the disabled list in late July. Since July the shortstop has a .314/.368/.506 line with five home runs, 21 RBI, and two stolen bases in 156 at-bats. He's certainly been useful in deeper leagues and DFS, and should remain useful the rest of the way.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera had a .356 batting average in August, but ended on a poor note with a 5-for-23 performance in the last week of August, although he had four RBI and five runs scored. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been outstanding in the second half, posting a .366 batting average and 15 extra-base hits, and had 12 extra-base hits and 20 runs scored in August. Those looking for depth at 2B and SS would do well to pick up Cabrera, who homered for the 10th time of the season on the last day of August as well.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a home run, and a game-winning two RBI double, to boost the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Athletics on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera's homer was a solo-shot in the seventh inning, depositing a 1-2 curveball to the left-center bleachers to pull the Rays within one run. Then, with one out in the ninth and men on 2nd and 3rd in a one run game, Cabrera laced a Drew Pomeranz offering to the right-field corner to plate Tim Beckham and Logan Forsythe in what turned out to be the game-winning hit for the Rays. Cabrera has been white hot since coming off the disabled list, and is now up to nine bombs, 35 RBI, 5 stolen bases, and an improving .264/.313/.420 line.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI as the Rays took game one against the Astros on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: This is starting to get a bit insane. Cabrera came back from the disabled list on July 28th, and is hitting .477 (31-for-65) with three homers and 10 RBI. He's only had one game that he hasn't had a base knock, and has multi-hit efforts in 10 of his last 13. The time is now to pick him up and ride the hot wave while it lasts.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave early on Wednesday due to a contusion on the right side of his head. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adam Eaton opened the bottom half of the 10th with a single, and proceeded to attempt to steal second the very next pitch. Unfortunately for Cabrera, he looked to tag Eaton on the throw before he caught it. and it deflected off his glove and struck near, or on his ear on the right side of his head. He ended up leaving immediately, but the Rays are saying that it's being labeled a contusion, not a concussion, and that he should be fine. Cabrera was having yet another good game, going 4-for-5 on the day with 2 RBI. Since it's only a contusion, he could come back to the lineup tomorrow, but we'll have to monitor to make sure.


Category: , Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera continued his hot hitting ways Tuesday night, going 2-for-4 with a solo-homer and 3 runs scored as the Rays downed Chris Sale and the White Sox 11-3 Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: To say Cabrera's been mediocre this season is well, an understatement. For starters, he's hitting righties worse this season, hitting a modest .236 against them thus far. He ended up at that same number last year, but hadn't been under .247 since 2008. He hasn't hit less than 14 homers in any season since 2010, but currently has 6. Along with all of that, he's also sporting career lows in AVG(.238), OBP(.289), OPS(.669), contact rate(77%), hard-contact(83), and stolen bases(3). Yeah, not much room for optimism. With that said, since he's come back from the DL, he's had a hit in all seven games, with four going for multiple hits. He's also gone 12-for-27(.444) with two homers, 11 runs scored, and 4 runs batted in during that span. He certainly shouldn't continue being outside the top thirty at shortstop the rest of the season, and you could do worse in AL-Only leagues. At least until the hot streak is over.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a home run in a loss against Detroit on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera's home run would end up being the only tally on the board for the home team. Justin Verlander turned back the clock and shut the Ray down in this one, as he only allowed three other hits besides the homer to Cabrera, and struck out ten in eight solid innings. Cabrera has been productive in two games since his return from the disabled list. He's gone 4-for-7 with a homer, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI, and two doubles. His season line isn't eye-opening, but he should provide decent value from a thin position in AL-Only leagues the rest of the way.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera had a nice first game back from the disabled list on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run batted in and three runs scored helping the Rays get back to .500 against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera had been sidelined exactly 16 days from a right hamstring injury, but showed to be no worse for wear with his three-hit performance against the Tigers. He'll certainly get at-bats in this offensively challenged Rays lineup, but is only an AL-Only fantasy play.


Category: , Game Recaps

Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game. (Source: Roger Mooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera was placed on the disabled list on July 12th with a strained right hamstring. He played in a rehab game on Monday with High-A Charlotte, with the one appearance being sufficient enough for the Rays to let him return. It only took one day above the minimum, and shouldn't be a big issue for the Rays or AL-Only owners moving forward.


Category: , Injury Updates

The Tampa Bay Rays placed SS Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. (Source: Rays)

Fantasy Impact: While this is a tough blow to the Rays, as Cabrera was a solid defender at SS, the veteran had little to no fantasy impact this season. Prior to the injury, Cabrera was hitting just .223/.275/.352 in 325 plate appearances this season.


Category: , Injury Updates

Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Astros in the second inning with a strained right hamstring. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera suffered the strain while scoring on a Rene Rivera RBI single. The Rays don't know the extent of the injury as of now, but more should be known tomorrow or Monday. He'll surely be held out of the lineup tomorrow so himself and the Rays can use the All-Star break to get him healthy.


Category: , Injury Updates

Due to the Rays recent struggles, the Rays could decide to trade Asdrubal Cabrera at the trade deadline, in an attempt to accrue some value.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays have lost 15 of their last 18 games, have had their record drop below .500 (43-45), and are now 4.5 games back of the Yankees in the AL East. The Rays signed Cabrera to a 1-year, 7.5 million dollar deal in the offseason, and has been mediocre at best. The veteran short stop while playing solid defense, currently has a .222/.275/.350 line with five home runs, 28 runs scored, 22 RBI, with 3 stolen bases in 2015. The 71/20 K/BB ratio is also alarming, and teams that are interested surely won't give much to acquire him. Especially since he's a free agent at the end of the season. Regardless of where he goes, he's best left on waiver wires.


Facing his former team, Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo-homer in the Rays 4-1 victory over the Indians on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera now has two home runs over his last six games. This coming after only having two in his first 59 games of the season, and none since May 19th. Cabrera's solo-shot off Carlos Carrasco in the 2nd inning was his fourth on the season, to go with an anemic .210/.267/.328 line. He does have hits in four of the the last six games, while producing multi-hit games over the last two. I'm not holding my breathe on a turnaround, but shortstop has been a blackhole in fantasy this season, and Cabrera has always had a bit of pop in his bat. He won't be mixed-league relevant, but keep an eye on his output over the next week or two in AL-Only formats. He could be worth an add if he gets hot.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera led the Rays to victory on Sunday, depositing a 94-mph fastball from visiting ace Chris Sale into the left field seats for a game-winning 2-run homer. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been a major disappointment offensively for the Rays this season, but Rays manager Kevin Cash remains positive, " I know he hasn't performed offensively the way he wants to, or is capable of. But when you can get big knocks like that it erases some of those tough games." Cash is right, his offense has been offensive to us fantasy owners. In real baseball terms he's been an asset to the Rays defensively, but in fantasy he's been less than nothing. He entered Sunday with only one extra-base hit in his previous 18 games (15 starts), and the homer was his first since May 19th at the Braves. On the season he's producing a .206/.265/.321 line with 3 home runs, 16 runs scored, 15 RBI, and 3 stolen bases. He's been declining for a few years now, but not even the Rays could've envisioned it'd be this bad. Keep him off your fantasy roster.


Category: , Game Recaps

Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera collected his 1000th career hit with his double against the Yankees Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been struggling offensively, currently batting .214 on the season and has yet to steal a base. Even if he improves to his career average of .266, there is little value for fantasy leagues.


Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double in a losing effort against the Yankees on Monday night in Tropicana Field.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has really struggled this season for the Rays since being signed over the offseason from the Nationals. He does have four extra base hits over his last four games including one home run, so maybe better times are ahead for the 29 year old shortstop.


Category: , Game Recaps

Asdrubal Cabrera goes 3-for-4

Sun, May 10th 11:38am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-4 in Saturday's win against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been batting below .200 for some time. With his three hits, his average is now at .211. Cabrera is still not a viable fantasy option until he starts to hit consistently.


Category: , Game Recaps

After going 0-for-5 Wednesday night, Asdrubal Cabrera is now batting .189 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: There are better SS options out there such as Brandon Crawford, if he is still available in your league. If you are in a mixed league, he is not worth a roster spot right now.


Category: , Game Recaps

Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 1 fo 2 and drove in a run on Thursday. His spring average is at .176

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera was recently named the Rays starting SS after ending the last season at 2B with the Nationals. His eligibility at both positions increases his fantasy value.


Category: , Game Recaps

Rays manager Kevin Cash named Cabrera the opening day shortstop on Monday. "I don't think you're going to find a more sure-handed shortstop than Cabby," Cash said. Cabrera beat out Nick Franklin and Tim Beckham for the starting job. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Even though Cabrera has won the starting shortstop job, he still is considered a late round backup in mixed leagues. In 10 spring training games he has a .192 AVG with 1 RBI.


Category: , Transactions

It has yet to be determined which position IF Asdrubal Cabrera will settle in at for the upcoming season. He will play at both 2B and SS in spring training, but prefers to play one position once the season starts. (Source: Roger Mooney, Tampa Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: He qualifies for both positions, having split his time at each last season. Given the increased depth at 2B, he would be a higher round selection at SS in most fantasy league formats.


The Rays have signed FA IF Asdrubel Cabrera according to ESPN's Buster Olney. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With this signing, it is expected that Zobrist or Yunel Escobar will be dealt to make room at 2B or SS. He will be counted on to provide needed pop to their lineup and could deliver .250-.260, 15 HR, and 15-20 SB this season.


St. Louis is among several teams expressing interest in free agent Asdrubal Cabrera, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Capable of playing three different positions, Cabrera would likely fill the void left by Daniel Descalso as a utility bench player for the Cardinals. It should be noted that after averaging a .278 batting average for his first six years as a pro, Cabrera topped out at a paltry .242 the past two seasons, including a disastrous stint with the Nationals. The 29-year-old veteran would be valuable for fantasy purposes in the event of an injury to Jhonny Peralta or Kolten Wong.