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Melky Cabrera (LF)

Chicago White Sox - 74% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: L

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run off of R.A. Dickey in the White Sox' 2-0 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Cabrera has now hit safely in eight straight games.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera seems to have figured things out at the plate in July, as he is now 11-for-29 this month. He's worth picking up in leagues where owners gave up on him and should be in mixed league lineups everywhere.

 

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Melky Cabrera went 1-for-3 on Wednesday night against the Blue Jays with a walk and a sacrifice fly. Cabrera has now hit safely in every game so far in July.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is 10-for-25 to start July and appears to be shaking off some of his early season rust. The uptick in production seems to be coinciding with Manager Robin Ventura moving Cabrera into the three spot in the lineup on June 30th. Hitting between Jose Abreu and a surging Avisail Garcia should be good for Cabrera's fantasy value.

 

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Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 on Sunday, including hitting his second home run of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Melky did go deep on Sunday but it was only his second HR of the year. His power numbers have been a major disappointment. He did however, raise his average to .255 on the year. Hopefully, he has started to turn the corner.

 

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Melky Cabrera scored two runs and walked twice in a 8-7 victory over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has been a huge disappointment so far for the White Sox. His OBP is under .300 and his batting average sits at lowly .248. Cabrera at this point in the season, is nothing more then a streaming option.

 

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Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored, in a 6-2 triumph over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has finally start to hit lately for the White Sox. After a painfully slow start to the season, Cabrera has seen his average creep up to .251. Keep a eye on Cabrera. If he can revert back to his old form, he could become a sneaky mid season add.

 

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Melky Cabrera for the first time in his career went 5-for-5, leading the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers. The White Sox offense has under performed all year, so seeing Melky go 5-for-5 was a welcome sight.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera can not be owned at this point because of his major offensive struggles. He is now hitting .250 on the season, well below his career average. Keep Cabrera on your watch list though. He could be a nice add off the waiver wire if he heats up.

 

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Melky went 1-for-3 on Monday, which was half of the hits in the game for the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: He has been fairly productive in the last four games as he is 6-for-14. He is far behind his pace from last year and should not be owned in shallow leagues. In deeper leagues, he is worth a stash as the last several seasons worth of stats suggest he might bounce back in the batting average department.

 

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Melky Cabrera parlayed a strong season last year into strong momentum headed into this season. However, his production has been down across the offensive board with his new team.

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of his slump is the low batting average. Since his breakout in 2011, his batting average had been an asset whether he was hitting for power or in a power outage. Owners should not dump him outside of shallow leagues but it is difficult to trust him in the starting lineup at the moment.

 

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Melky Cabrera continued his miserable season on Friday vs the Tigers. He went 0-for-4 with two strike outs. He is now hitting a dismal .230 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabera has been a major disappointment for the White Sox in 2015. Manager Robin Ventura for the first time this year, dropped him to the number five hole in the order. The White Sox hope he can return to his career .284 AVG and .335 OBP soon. At this point, Cabrera is nothing more then a streaming option.

 

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Melky Cabrera and the White Sox blanked the Astros on Sunday when they won 6-0. Cabrera helped the White Sox by hitting a double in the third inning. The double lead to a run scored when Conor Gillaspie hit a single later in the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera is an interesting player. He is a true veteran. He has had a down season, but can have one of those games where you wish you had him in your lineup. Sunday was not a great day for Cabrera, but it was a good one. It seems that Cabrera's slugging percentage and power is not what it was last season. Without the power numbers, Cabrera is limited to being a stacking option or plug-and-play option when matchups are favorable. Cabrera and the White Sox hope their bats warm up with the June weather. If not, it will be along season for them and anyone who has to rely on anyone besides Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia in their fantasy lineups.

 

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Although the White Sox won on Wednesday, Melky Cabrera did little to contribute. He recorded one hit in five at-bats, but had no RBI or runs scored. He had opportunities, but did nothing with them. He stranded five men on base.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera is not having a great year. He has been up and down all season. Cabrera has a career OPS of .747, but only has an OPS of .565 in 2015. Most of the White Sox hitters are having a below average season. Unless something changes, Cabrera has little to no fantasy value in standard formats. He has some daily value if stacking or playing the matchups in daily leagues.

 

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The White Sox scored nine runs on Tuesday, but fell short to Toronto in the bottom of the ninth inning. Melky Cabrera finished with a decent day at the plate. He went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has not started out well this season. He has had some decent games to keep his stats up, but is batting below his career numbers. Right now Cabrera would not crack my lineup unless I was stacking the White Sox in daily leagues. With every regular batter, besides Avisail Garcia who is out with a knee injury, hitting below .300 at the moment, it is hard to stack the White Sox often. In standard leagues, Cabrera is nothing more than a bench player who can be used when the matchup is right.

 

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Melky Cabrera and the White Sox struggled to score runs on Thursday. They went scoreless until the ninth inning. Cabrera did not help matters by leaving three men on base; none in scoring position. Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera is not a guy who will light up the scoreboard every night. However, he can have some value when on a hot streak or playing against a weak pitcher. Cabrera has the most value in daily fantasy leagues when you are going to stack the White Sox. His position in the lineup gives him opportunities to score runs when he reaches base.

 

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Melky Cabrera has been very successful over the last 10 games, but that came to an end Tuesday night. The White Sox struggled to get hits and Cabrera was one of them. He went 0-for-4 at the plate as the White Sox lose to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera is serviceable, but not elite. Too often he disappears in games. He is a wily veteran who rarely has large hitting slumps, but is only a .285 career hitter. Cabrera can be used as a plug-and-play option during hot streaks or solid pitching matchups. He can also make for a daily fantasy stacking option when the White Sox face certain pitchers.

 

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Melky Cabrera helped the White Sox reach .500 in the win-loss column. Cabrera went 1-for-5 with two runs scored to help the White Sox beat Oakland on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera had a productive weekend. He recorded five hits and five runs over the three day span. Cabrera has been streaky, but it seems that the White Sox are finally getting some timely hitting. Look to use Cabrera if the match-ups are good. He can make for a decent stack in daily lineups because he is typically the number three hitter.

 

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Melky Cabrera has had a rough few days at the plate, but he turned that around on Wednesday. Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a RBI and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera was on a little hitting slump. He had not recorded a hit over his previous three games. He did not take advantage of a solid matchup on Tuesday, but turned things around a day later. Cabrera is not elite, but he can consistently help in both standard and daily leagues.

 

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Melky Cabrera has had a tough two games. He went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against the Brewers. He was not able to manufacture any runs and left six men on base.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has done nothing over the last two games. Combined he is 0-for-9 with one walk, no RBI, and no runs scored. His batting average dropped to .254. Note that Cabrera is a veteran and it is unlikely he will go into a major slump. Tuesday's match-up against Mike Fiers is a good one for any White Sox hitter. Fiers has an ERA of 5.46 and only one quality start all season. Cabrera could turn it around as quickly as Tuesday night.

 

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Melky Cabrera went 0-for-5 on Sunday. Despite the outfielder's struggles, the White Sox still beat the Reds. Cabrera did not record any strikeouts and made good contact with the ball, but just could not get a hit. He left seven runners stranded on base.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has been pretty consistent thus far this season. He is close to his career numbers, except in the slugging category. Cabrera should end up right around his career averages by seasons end. He is currently hitting .264 with a .314 OBP. Cabrera's slugging numbers should improve as the season continues. Cabrera is not elite, but can make for a decent play when the match-ups are right.

 

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Melky Cabrera did not record a hit on Tuesday, but he did reach base on two walks. One of those walks turned into a run when Avisail Garcia grounded into a fielder's choice in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has been solid at the plate. He has reached base in nine of his last ten games. He is currently batting .281 with a .640 OPS. Look for Cabrera to increase his slugging percentage closer to his career average of .413 by season's end. Look to use Cabrera in daily fantasy leagues too; his price tag is not outrageous compared to his production.

 

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Melky Cabrera had a decent day at the plate on Thursday. However, it was not enough as the White Sox fall to the Twins. Cabrera went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera has been hot and cold this season. He could make for a lower priced option in daily fantasy leagues if the match-up is right. He has a decent amount of multiple hit games and he hits before Jose Abreu who has 15 RBI and five HRs on the season. The White Sox have struggled as a team at the plate; look for them to heat up as the weather warms up in May.

 

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Melky Cabrera only had one hit on Monday night vs the Tribe, but that one hit secured a 4-3 walk off victory for the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera's only hit of the game, was a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth, to secure a 4-3 Victory for the White Sox. Continue to be patient with Cabrera, and the White Sox offense. It's only a matter of time, before they pay big dividends.

 

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Melky Cabera, hitting out of the two hole went 4-for-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, setting the table for the White Sox offense , which exploded for 12 runs vs the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera had his first big day for his new club, going 4-for-5, with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Off to a slow start, it was nice to see Cabrera finally have a big day, and set the table for the White Sox offense. Keep Cabrera in your lineup in all formats

 

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Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 vs the Royals on Thursday afternoon, as the White Sox were swept in Kansas City. Cabrera has two hits, in his first 12 at bats.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera is off to a slow start with his new team, going 2-for-12 out the gate. On deck, is a series with the pitching challenged Minnesota Twins, so start Cabrera with confidence in all formats.

 

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After trading outfielder Michael Saunders earlier this week, general manager Jack Zduriencik stated the club's desire to add either a right-handed or switch-hitting outfielder. (Source: Tacoma News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera would presumably slot into the two-hole for the Seattle Mariners. Cabrera is an all-around fantasy contributor, with a strong ability to make contact and hit for average, mixed with slightly above-average power. A full repeat of his 2014 batting line is well within reach. A potential move from The Roger Centre to Safeco Field could worry some, however, Melky did not display any split between home and away performance in 2014 (.807 OPS at home - .810 OPS on the road). With the recent addition of free-agent Nelson Cruz, along with last year's acquisitions, Austin Jackson and Robinson Cano, the top of the Mariner's lineup would be one of the best in the American League.