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60 Jake Cave LF

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 15, 2021 01:56 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Placed on 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday due to a fracture in his back, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cave was held out of the lineup and unavailable Friday due to the injury, and he'll now be sidelined at least two months. His absence further thins the Twins outfield, with Alex Kirilloff (wrist) and Byron Buxton (hip) also currently on the injured list.

May 15, 2021 10:40 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Sidelined with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave was unavailable for Friday's loss to Oakland due to a stress reaction in his lower back, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He'll be evaluated again Saturday.

It sounds like Cave will be placed on the injured list as a result. The Twins will likely need to call up an outfielder before Saturday's game.

May 12, 2021 04:44 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

The lefty swinging Cave will head to the bench with southpaw Dallas Keuchel on the bump. Now that Luis Arraez (concussion) has returned from the 7-day injured list to reclaim everyday duties in left field, Cave, Trevor Larnach and Kyle Garlick will have to vie for playing time in right field, while Max Kepler serves as the primary center fielder in the absence of Byron Buxton (hip). The right-handed Garlick should occupy the short side of a right-field platoon, leaving Cave to compete with Larnach for the strong-side role.

May 9, 2021 10:52 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Sitting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

With southpaw Matthew Boyd on the bump for Detroit, the lefty-hitting Cave will take a seat in favor of the right-handed Kyle Garlick, who will start in right field and serve as the Twins' leadoff man. Cave and Garlick are likely to form a platoon in the corner outfield until the Twins get one of their three injured outfielders -- Byron Buxton (hip), Alex Kirilloff (wrist) and Luis Arraez (concussion) -- back on the active roster.

May 7, 2021 12:32 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave isn't starting Thursday's game against Texas.

Cave will be on the bench for a second straight game after he went 0-for-9 with a run and a 1:4 BB:K in his last four contests. Kyle Garlick will start in left field and bat fifth.

May 5, 2021 05:16 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Bound for bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Though he'll be on the bench with a southpaw (Hyeon-Jong Yang) on the mound for Texas, Cave looks well-positioned to fill a large-side platoon role in Minnesota outfield in the short term. Alex Kirilloff (wrist) joined Luis Arraez (concussion) on the injured list Wednesday, leaving Cave and the right-handed Kyle Garlick as likely platoon partners at the corner-outfield spot opposite Max Kepler.

April 28, 2021 10:44 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The 28-year-old started each of the last six games, going 6-for-22 with a home run and three doubles. Though the lefty-hitting Cave will take a seat Wednesday with southpaw Logan Allen on the hill for Cleveland, he looks poised to fill the strong side of a platoon in the corner outfield with Brent Rooker until Max Kepler is ready to return from the COVID-19 injured list.

April 25, 2021 09:04 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Showing improvement at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave went 2-for-4 with two doubles in Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh to raise his batting average to .164.

Cave has been pressed into near-everyday duty with Max Kepler on the COVID-19 IL and several other injuries, but he hadn't shown much at the plate until this weekend. He's 3-for-6 over his last two games with a home run and two doubles after hitting just .122 (6-for-49) in his first 17 games.

April 13, 2021 02:44 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Starting Tuesday after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave was a late addition to the Twins' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He'll start in right field and bat ninth.

The lefty-hitting Cave was scheduled to sit with southpaw Martin Perez on the hill for Boston, but Nelson Cruz's (illness) late scratch opened up a spot in the starting nine. Though Cave is now picking up his eighth start in 10 games, his playing time is expected to take a significant hit when both Cruz and Josh Donaldson (hamstring) are cleared to return to action.

April 13, 2021 11:08 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Sitting out series opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

With a southpaw (Martin Perez) on the bump, the lefty-hitting Cave's absence from the lineup comes as little surprise, but the 28-year-old outfielder looks set to lose out on work versus right-handed pitching in the near future, too. The Twins are expected to activate everyday third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) from the injured list at some point this week, which would likely result in Luis Arraez taking over for Cave as the top option in left field.

April 7, 2021 12:04 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Joins starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is starting Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Cave was a late addition to the starting nine after Brent Rooker (neck) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. He'll play left field and bat ninth against Detroit.

April 5, 2021 01:52 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Starts second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave will start in left field and bat sixth Sunday against the Brewers.

Cave looks to be the major beneficiary of Josh Donaldson's (hamstring) move to the injured list Saturday. With Donaldson on the shelf, Luis Arraez is expected to serve as the Twins' primary third baseman, leaving left field open for Cave. He'll be making his second straight start after going 0-for-2 while reaching on a hit by pitch in Saturday's 2-0 win.

March 24, 2021 05:00 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: In mix for LF role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is in the mix to start in left field after Alex Kirilloff was sent to the minors, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Cave started in center field Tuesday and went 0-for-2 with a walk. He's hitting .143 (3-for-21) with six walks this spring.

Cave will make the roster as the fourth outfielder capable of playing all three outfield spots, but he could begin the first month in a platoon role with Brent Rooker or another right-handed hitter with the Twins eventually expected to call up Kirilloff for everyday duty. We wouldn't worry too much about Cave's spring stats, given he's a veteran set to make the team.

February 14, 2021 01:36 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Could have early primary LF role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave could begin the season in a platoon role in left field if the Twins choose to keep Alex Kirilloff in the minors at the start of the season, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cave will make the roster as the fourth outfielder capable of playing all three outfield spots, but he could begin the first month in a platoon role with Brent Rooker or another right-handed hitter. Kirilloff appears to be the leading candidate for the staring job, but the Twins may keep him in the minors for a few weeks to get another year of service time.

September 25, 2020 01:16 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Goes deep twice against Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over Detroit.

Cave hasn't exactly been a consistent offensive threat for the Twins this season, and he entered Wednesday's action having hit just two homers all season long. This was also just his sixth multi-hit game of the campaign, likely rendering the performance more of an outlier.

September 3, 2020 12:40 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI during Wednesday's win against the White Sox.

Cave got the scoring started with a solo home run off Reynaldo Lopez in the second inning. The 27-year-old has two long balls on the season, both which have been against Lopez. Overall, he's hitting .225/.286/.352 with 11 RBI.

August 25, 2020 12:56 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave is not in Tuesday's lineup against Cleveland.

He has been the primary replacement for Byron Buxton (shoulder) and has a modest five-game hitting streak, although he also has a 7:0 K:BB and does not have an extra-base hit over those five games. LaMonte Wade will start in center field and bat sixth.

August 23, 2020 01:48 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Filling in for Buxton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave will start in center field and will bat eighth Sunday against the Royals.

The Twins have seemingly settled on Cave as the primary replacement in center field for the injured Byron Buxton (shoulder). Since Buxton was placed on the injured list Thursday, Cave has started every game in center, going 4-for-13 with five strikeouts.

August 13, 2020 01:36 AM
Twins' Jake Cave: Slump continues in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave went 1-for-5 with a double in Wednesday's win over the Brewers. He's hitting just .143 (4-for-28) with a .558 OPS in eight games this season.

Cave got the start in right field with Max Kepler getting a day off. After getting three hits in his first two games, including a home run, Cave is just 1-for-19 over his last six games with two walks. With Byron Buxton healthy, Cave has moved to a reserve role and will get occasional starts.

July 27, 2020 02:32 PM
Twins' Jake Cave: Crushes grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cave went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Sunday's 14-2 win over the White Sox.

Cave's bases-clearing blast got the Twins' offense started in the first inning of Sunday's rout. Depending on the severity of Byron Buxton's foot injury, Cave could stick around in the lineup for a bit longer. If the playing time is consistent, the 27-year-old outfielder could make a viable depth option in AL-only formats.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/12@ CHWL 8-131000000
05/08@ DETL 3-74020000
05/07@ DETW 7-34000000
05/06vs TEXL 3-40000000
05/04vs TEXL 3-64000000
05/03vs TEXW 6-51000000
05/02vs KCW 13-42100010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021MIN31848141263510.167.239.2620.501
2020MIN42113172541554402.221.285.3890.674
2019MIN721982851825217100.258.351.4550.805
2018MIN91283547613451810221.269.316.4810.796
Total23667810716526875025233.243.311.4280.738
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021MIN31502201200
2020MIN42324400500
2019MIN721129010805
2018MIN9117213632322
Total236356290431827
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011R-Gcl Yankees110000001--00.000.500.000
2013AFX-Charleston Riverdogs1154646913137623140110189.282.347.401
2014AA-Trenton Thunder421762448105418184423.273.344.455
2014AFA-Tampa Yankees90385501171843242880103.304.354.395
2015AA-Trenton Thunder125505681362252374398173.269.330.345
2015AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr72441131023800.458.517.667
2016AA-Trenton27104123083317102834.288.353.510
2016AAA-Scranton/WB893224784186538267833.261.323.401
2017AA-Trenton Thunder311281934132518103310.266.317.516
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr7227847901331538188213.324.367.554
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings59216265891628265542.269.352.403
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings481963769184739155050.352.393.592
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
12/04/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Hampton, VA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
2