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Asdrubal Cabrera (2B,SS)

Tampa Bay Rays - 18% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: R

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.

 

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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: mlb.com)

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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: CBSsports.com)

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.

 

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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.