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Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%3%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2506.30432312
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CLE782502870639203811.335.420.280
2019PIT832503176632122520.338.440.304

Player Updates

July 6, 2019 11:32 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Hits sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in a 12-2 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.

The veteran outfielder has continued to hit for a high average, and in the last 10 games, he has six extra-base hits. He's batting .316 with six home runs, 31 RBI, 30 runs and two steals in 228 at-bats this season. Cabrera should remain one of the more valuable fourth outfielders in fantasy realms during the second half.

July 4, 2019 01:12 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Making second straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI in the Pirates' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Cabrera's opportunities have been on the downswing since the beginning of June, but the veteran has remained a capable performer when called upon. Though he'll draw a second straight start in the outfield in Thursday's series finale, he's still the clear fourth outfielder on the Pirates and will see most of his action against left-handed pitching.

June 18, 2019 03:44 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Drawing start against Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera will start in right field and bat fifth against Detroit on Tuesday.

The switch hitter, who will face southpaw Daniel Norris, is batting .353 with a 1:7 BB:K in 52 plate appearances against left-handed pitching in 2019. Cabrera will be making just his third start since June 8, as his playing time has been squeezed by the return of Corey Dickerson. The 34-year-old could become a trade candidate should the Pirates fall further behind in the playoff race.

June 6, 2019 11:28 AM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves.

With a 7-for-17 showing at the plate over his last five games, Cabrera continues to thrive offensively, but the Pirates still seem to view him as their fourth outfielder while rookie Bryan Reynolds keeps producing well. Cabrera will sit for the second consecutive day and only looks on track to see steady action versus left-handed pitching.

May 28, 2019 10:32 AM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Collects pair of hits Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went a combined 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored against the Reds in Monday's doubleheader.

He played the entire first game despite getting plunked by a 97-mph fastball on his right forearm and then served as a pinch hitter in the nightcap. Cabrera is slashing .333/.372/.456 in 147 at-bats. His .828 OPS is the second-highest mark of his 15 MLB seasons.

May 28, 2019 12:24 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Draws start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera will start in right field and bat fifth for the Pirates in the first game of their doubleheader Monday against the Reds, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Cabrera will draw the start in right field in place of Gregory Polanco, though he's seen his playing time squeezed of late with the return of Polanco and strong play of Bryan Reynolds. His presence in the lineup figures to dwindle further with the impending return of Corey Dickerson (shoulder), despite Cabrera hitting .331/.367/.458 across 151 plate appearances this season.

May 26, 2019 10:48 AM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Looks like fourth outfielder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Since Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte returned from the injured list in late April, Cabrera and Bryan Reynolds have been jockeying for one spot in the outfield against right-handed pitching. Though the veteran has slashed a commendable .326/.362/.454 this season, Reynolds has been even better, as he'll carry a .910 OPS into Sunday's contest. Reynolds will stick in the lineup for the ninth time in 10 games, signaling that Cabrera is likely viewed as the Pirates' fourth outfielder at this time.

May 18, 2019 07:00 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not starting Saturday against San Diego.

Cabrera has gone 8-for-17 at the plate over his last five games. He'll sit in favor of Bryan Reynolds on Saturday.

May 16, 2019 07:00 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

Cabrera has started the past three games for the Pirates, going 6-for-13 (.462) with a double and a pair of RBI in those contests. In his place Thursday, Bryan Reynolds is starting in left field and hitting fifth.

May 15, 2019 11:48 AM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Compiles 10th multi-hit performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

He has started eight of 12 games in May, batting .375 in 32 at-bats since April. Cabrera's overall .858 OPS represents his highest mark since 2012, when he compiled a .906 OPS and made the All-Star team for San Francisco. While the 34-year-old doesn't start every day, he's seeing more time than rookie Bryan Reynolds in left field.

May 12, 2019 01:56 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Cabrera will sit for the second straight day as manager Clint Hurdle rolls with Bryan Reynolds in left field. It's worth noting that Reynolds has just one hit while striking out six times in his last 14 at-bats, so it's too early to declare him the victor in the job battle with Cabrera, who remains a viable hold in deeper mixed leagues in NL-only formats.

May 11, 2019 05:04 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Cabrera is still hitting .324 on the season, but he's gone 0-for-8 over his last two starts, so manager Clint Hurdle decided to give the veteran a day off. Gregory Polanco and Bryan Reynolds will cover the corner outfield spots for the Pirates.

May 7, 2019 03:04 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Cabrera will get another day to rest after the team benefitted from a scheduled off day Monday. Bryan Reynolds draws the start in left field and will bat fifth in Cabrera's place.

May 4, 2019 05:40 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera will not start Saturday against Oakland.

Cabrera will hit the bench after starting six straight games. Bryan Reynolds will start in left field, with Gregory Polanco in right.

April 28, 2019 11:40 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Career day in Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and three RBI against the Dodgers on Sunday.

He's batting .333 with three homers and seven RBI in 79 at-bats after his big game Sunday. Cabrera started in left field against Los Angeles and could continue to see fairly steady playing time with both Corey Dickerson (shoulder) and Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) suffering rehab setbacks over the weekend. Bryan Reynolds and Pablo Reyes also figure to be in the left-field mix with Dickerson and Chisenhall still sidelined.

April 25, 2019 10:28 AM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Resting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

The veteran is just getting a breather for the day game after the night game, paving the way for J.B. Shuck to pick up a start in the corner outfield. After a hot start at the dish to begin his time with the Pirates, Cabrera has managed only four hits in 30 at-bats over his last eight starts.

April 23, 2019 03:40 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Struggles setting in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera, who is starting Tuesday in left field, has two hits in his last 23 at-bats.

Playing time might be harder to come by for the 34-year-old following the return of Gregory Polanco. Cabrera had played 14 games in right field prior to Polanco's return but tried left field for the first time Monday. He muffed one ball in the left-field corner and later slipped on the warning track retrieving another extra-base hit. Given the combination of PNC Park's spacious left field dimensions and Cabrera's limited range, look for the veteran to be lifted for defensive replacements. Starting left fielder Corey Dickerson is expected back in early May, too.

April 23, 2019 03:28 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (undisclosed) will start in left field and hit second Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Cabrera was removed from Monday night's game an inning after taking a tumble in the outfield, but he appears to be just fine. He'll look to end his current three-game hitless drought at the plate in the second game of the series.

April 22, 2019 10:00 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Exits early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera was removed from Monday's game against Arizona due to an undisclosed injury, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Cabrera slipped and fell in the outfield while trying to field a ball and was lifted from the ballgame the next inning, although the Pirates have yet to confirm whether he suffered an injury or if the move was simply performance based. He'll be considered day-to-day until more information on his status is revealed.

April 20, 2019 01:48 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not starting Saturday against the Giants.

Cabrera sits for just the fourth time this season. He's taken advantage of his regular role, hitting .340 with an .816 OPS. J.B. Shuck starts in right field in his absence.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis1620 .222 .188 .125
vs Ponce de Leon (Career)210 .500.500.500
vs RHP172553 .364 .459 .320
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/7MIL3000010
7/12@CHC4010000
7/13@CHC4000000
7/16@STL1000000
7/17@STL4110000
7/20PHI1000000
7/21PHI5020100
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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@CHC
L3-8
15
@STL
L0-7
16
@STL
W3-1
17
@STL
L5-6
18
19
PHI
L1-6
20
PHI
W5-1
21
PHI
L1-2
22
STL
7:05 pm
23
STL
7:05 pm
24
STL
7:05 pm
25
STL
12:35 pm
26
@NYM
7:10 pm
27
@NYM
7:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005NYY61914000200 .211 .211 .211
2006NYY130460751297505659125 .360 .391 .280
2007NYY150545661498734368135 .327 .391 .273
2008NYY12941442103837295892 .301 .341 .249
2009NYY1544856613313684359102 .336 .416 .274
2010ATL14745850117442426471 .317 .354 .255
2011KC155658102201188735942010 .339 .470 .305
2012SF1134598415911603663135 .390 .516 .346
2013TOR883443996330234722 .322 .360 .279
2014TOR139568811711673436762 .351 .458 .301
2015CHW158629701721277408830 .314 .394 .273
2016CHW151591701751486476920 .345 .455 .296
2017CHW-KC156620781771785367412 .324 .423 .285
2018CLE782502870639203811 .335 .420 .280
2019PIT832503176632122520 .338 .440 .304
Total 18376750883193214383950587510037 .335 .419 .286
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005NYYOF66990001.000
2006NYYOF1271212592451221 .992
2007NYYOF1471374053851641 .990
2008NYYOF128112295284741 .986
2009NYYOF151130306300331 .990
2010ATLOF136115225213842 .982
2011KCOF1531513473311337 .991
2012SFOF112112209198743 .981
2013TOROF7776130126310 .992
2014TOROF1361352552401323 .992
2015CHWOF150150233220850 .979
2016CHWOF1471472472321230 .988
2017CHW-KCOF1461462512371220 .992
2018CLEOF7169103994011.000
2019PITOF62568381111 .988
Total  17491663335732001193821 .989
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005NYY00400000
2006NYY26218015239
2007NYY2482139105014
2008NYY121141343511
2009NYY281202444415
2010ATL273162351118
2011KC445309571312
2012SF251023751048
2013TOR15212432007
2014TOR353260523319
2015CHW3622481022218
2016CHW425269530217
2017CHW-KC302262622119
2018CLE170105503010
2019PIT14111001129
Total 37545282664482740176
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006NYY2300000000 .000 .000 .000
2007NYY41623120100 .188 .375 .188
2009NYY13485130431400 .314 .313 .271
2010ATL3810010100 .000 .000 .000
2018CLE3801000000 .125 .125 .125
Total 25838171731600 .233 .265 .205
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 R-Yankees W602183773193329182372 .388 .491 .335
2003 A-Staten Ilnd6727934791022312336135 .345 .355 .283
2004 A-Tampa853334896203851235931 .341 .438 .288
2004 A-Battle Crk421713557163016152372 .383 .462 .333
2005AAA-Columbus2610115253031791520 .309 .366 .248
2005 AA-Trenton1064265711722310602872112 .322 .411 .275
2006AAA-Columbus3112219476242410931 .430 .566 .385
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb155781920058913 .409 .368 .333
2013AA-New Hampshire Fisher311140012--110 .364 .636 .364
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons25130001----00 .500 .600 .600
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays26010000--200 .167 .167 .167
Total 43917292555219816312361342494816 .351 .430 .301
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/210
Birthdate:
8/11/1984
Age:
34
Hometown:
Bajos De Haina, DR
Bats/Throws:
S/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
15
Awards:

2012: All-Star Game MVP