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Player Outlook
Jake Cave entered last season as a 30-year-old without much of a major-league track record but nonetheless earned an Opening Day start in left field for the defending National League champions. Cave spent April on the strong side of a platoon for the Phillies but was sent down at the start of May after hitting .222/.286/.333 in 70 trips to the plate. He returned to play a part-time role throughout the second half, but his 207/.265/.355 slash line in a further 133 plate appearances wasn't meaningfully different. That means he enters this season as a 31-year-old without much of a major-league track record, and the odds of him doing something fantasy-relevant with whatever role he earns this season seem slim. He's flashed a bit of power at times in his career but managed a modest 34.8 percent hard hit rate last season. That pairs poorly with his elevated strikeout rate, which came in at 27.1 percent last year and 31.4 percent for his career.

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2024 280.9 9 4 5 .271
2023 97.51.5 18 5 21 15 3 .212
2022 90.51.7 17 5 20 11 2 .213
3y Avg. 81.51.3 16 4 18 12 2 .205
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  • Rockies' Jake Cave: Gets third straight start

    Cave will start in right field and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Padres, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports. Cave will start in right field for the Rockies' third straight matchup with a right-handed starting pitcher and looks to have supplanted Sean Bouchard as the primary option at that position. Despite the uptick in playing time, Cave will likely soon be headed for a reserve role with Kris Bryant (back) trending toward a return from the 10-day injured list as soon as this weekend.
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  • Rockies' Jake Cave: On bench for third straight game

    Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants. Cave had started in right field in both of the Rockies' previous two matchups with right-handed pitchers, but he'll be on the bench Wednesday while Colorado opposes San Francisco righty Jordan Hicks. Sean Bouchard -- who started the previous two games when the Rockies opposed lefties -- will play right field for Wednesday's contest.
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  • Rockies' Jake Cave: Steps out of lineup versus lefty

    Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports. Though the lefty-hitting Cave is on the bench Sunday with southpaw Bailey Falter on the hill for Pittsburgh, Cave started in right field in each of the Rockies' last two matchups versus right-handed pitching. Cave could end up occupying the strong side of a platoon in right field with the right-handed-hitting Sean Bouchard until Kris Bryant (back) returns from the 10-day injured list.
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  • Rockies' Jake Cave: Draws second straight start

    Cave will start in left field and bat seventh in Thursday's game against the Padres. Cave will get a second consecutive start in the corner outfield while Nolan Jones (back) remains sidelined. The 31-year-old Cave went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 loss and is slashing just .217/.269/.348 through 26 plate appearances on the season.
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  • Rockies' Jake Cave: Sent to Colorado

    Cave was traded from the Phillies to the Rockies on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. The 31-year-old appeared in 65 games for the Phillies last season and underwhelmed as a bench option with a .212/.272/.348 slash line. Cave should fill a similar role with the Rockies as a depth piece in the outfield and at first base, though he'll have a better path to more regular playing time with his new team.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Avoids arbitration

    Cave agreed to a one-year contract with the Phillies on Friday, avoiding arbitration. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it's probably worth something close to the $950,000 he earned in 2023. Cave gives Philly some left-handed pop off the bench while also providing corner-outfield depth.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench against righty

    Cave will be on the bench Saturday against St. Louis. Cave has filled a platoon role for most of the second half, starting against most righties while sitting against every lefty, but that pattern may be changing. He's now sat for four straight games, two of which have come against right-handers, including Saturday's starter Miles Mikolas. As was the case Wednesday against righty Spencer Strider, it will be Brandon Marsh in left field and Johan Rojas in center.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Sitting against lefty

    Cave isn't in the Phillies' lineup Friday against St. Louis. Left-hander Zack Thompson will start on the mound for the Cardinals on Friday, so the left-handed bat of Cave will remain in the dugout to begin the game. Cristian Pache will start in left field and bat eighth.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Wednesday

    Cave is absent from the lineup Wednesday versus Atlanta. Brandon Marsh, Johan Rojas and Nick Castellanos will start across the outfield for the Phillies as they take on ace right-hander Spencer Strider. Cave has been playing against most righties, but he carries a rough .230/.284/.385 overall season slash line.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Takes seat versus lefty

    Cave is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Atlanta. Cave delivered an RBI triple and a run scored in the second half of Monday's doubleheader, but he'll take a seat Tuesday as left-hander Max Fried graces the mound for the NL East leaders. Cave has batted just .148/.233/.185 in 31 plate appearances against lefties this year.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. Cave is 3-for-17 through five games in September and will take a seat Sunday against Miami opener Steven Okert. Kyle Schwarber will move out to left field while Bryce Harper rests his legs as the Phillies' designated hitter.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Friday

    Cave is not in the lineup Friday versus the Marlins. Brandon Marsh will start in left field for the Phillies as Johan Rojas patrols center. Cave has gone 4-for-28 (.154) with 10 strikeouts over his last 12 games and carries a .235/.283/.386 slash line on the year.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Takes seat Sunday

    Caves is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Cave started the first two games of the series and will sit Sunday against Milwaukee lefty Wade Miley. Kyle Schwarber will man left field while Bryce Harper rests his legs at designated hitter.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Gets day off versus lefty

    Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. As usual, the lefty-hitting Cave will exit the lineup while the Angels bring southpaw Reid Detmers to the bump. The Phillies will roll out an outfield of Kyle Schwarber, Johan Rojas and Brandon Marsh from left to right in the series finale.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench versus lefty

    Cave is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Cardinals. Kyle Schwarber will start in left field and bat leadoff with left-hander Drew Rom toeing the slab for St. Louis. Cave has slashed .130/.231/.174 in only 27 plate appearances against lefties this year.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Catches breather Monday

    Cave is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants. Cave slugged three home runs and doubled twice in his last three starts to improve his playing-time outlook, but he will open Monday's game on the bench with southpaw Scott Alexander on the bump for the opponent. Edmundo Sosa will jump into the lineup with several players moving around to account for Cave's absence.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Tuesday

    Cave is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins. Brandon Marsh will cover left field and Johan Rojas is playing center as the Phillies take on right-hander Sandy Alcantara. The left-handed-hitting Cave holds an overall .218/.274/.322 slash line in 96 major-league plate appearances this year and could continue to lose playing time if he's unable to pick it up down the stretch.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Exits lineup

    Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates. With a lefty (Rich Hill) on the mound for Pittsburgh, the lefty-hitting Cave will retreat to the bench. Cave had started in left field in each of the Phillies' last three games, going 3-for-10 with two doubles, two RBI and a run.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Tuesday

    Cave is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles. Brandon Marsh will cover left field with Johan Rojas getting the start in center. Cave has slashed just .216/.280/.311 in 82 plate appearances this season at the major-league level and has struck out in five of his last seven at-bats. However, with Bryce Harper having recently picked up more work at first base to open up the designated-hitter spot for Kyle Schwarber, Cave looks as though he could be the Phillies' primary option in left field versus right-handed pitching.
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  • Phillies' Jake Cave: Recalled from Triple-A

    Cave was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Cave has slashed .222/.286/.333 in 20 games this season with the big club. He's starting in left field Friday and could see some more starts there, as Kyle Schwarber is shifting to designated hitter while Bryce Harper gets a look at first base.
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