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53 Melky Cabrera RF

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
3787.28047432
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CLE782502870639203811.335.420.280
2019PIT13337843106747174120.313.399.280

Player Updates

June 29, 2020 01:16 PM
Mets' Melky Cabrera: Links up with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Mets on Monday and is expected to be included in the club's 60-man roster pool.

Cabrera had been unsigned since the end of the 2019 season after batting .280 with seven home runs and 47 RBI in 397 plate appearances with the Pirates. As the high average and his strong 10.3 percent strikeout rate illustrate, Cabrera still makes contact at an elite level at this stage of his career, but his lack of power and diminished speed render him a rather low-upside fantasy option even when he's getting meaningful playing time. He'll likely have to settle for part-time duty at best with the Mets in 2020, with Michael Conforto, J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo, Jake Marisnick and Dominic Smith all likely ahead of him in the outfield pecking order.

August 28, 2019 06:48 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not starting Wednesday against the Phillies.

Cabrera has fallen out of a starting role recently, getting the nod just twice in the last nine games. Jose Osuna, who starts in right field Wednesday, has moved ahead of him on the depth chart, though the fact Osuna has also gotten playing time at the infield corner spots is leaving some starts open for Cabrera.

August 27, 2019 02:48 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Cabrera picked up a pair of base knocks in Monday's series opener, but he'll get the night off Tuesday. Jose Osuna is set to man right field and will bat fifth in Cabrera's place.

August 26, 2019 06:56 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Gets start Monday in Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera will bat fifth and start in right field Monday against the Phillies.

The outfielder is 11-for-31 with six extra-base hits (including two homers) in his career against starter Jason Vargas. Interestingly, he's never walked against Vargas. Cabrera, who has just one hit in his last 19 at-bats, is slashing .276/.308/.396 in 339 plate appearances in 2019.

August 25, 2019 04:00 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Reds.

Cabrera is 6-for-50 (.120 average) through 19 games in August, and he'll head to the bench for the series finale. Jose Osuna will start in right field and bat sixth for the Pirates.

August 23, 2019 02:48 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in Friday's lineup against the Reds.

He has sat in three of the last five games and should continue to start a few times per week over the rest of the season. Jose Osuna will start in right field and bat sixth.

August 21, 2019 03:16 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: On bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Nationals.

He has started six of the last 10 games, but only one of the last four. Pablo Reyes will start in right field and hit sixth against lefty Patrick Corbin.

August 20, 2019 02:52 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

Cabrera appears to be in line for a normal day of rest after failing to register a hit in each of his last four contests (0-for-13). Jose Osuna gets the call in right field and will hit sixth with Cabrera on the bench.

August 18, 2019 02:32 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.

He is hitting .132 with zero home runs in 38 at-bats this month. Pablo Reyes will start in right field while Bryan Reynolds shifts to left field.

August 13, 2019 05:32 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.

He has sat out four of the last seven games, as the floundering Pirates have started leaning more on younger players like Jose Osuna and Pablo Reyes. Cabrera will still get his fair share of starts, particularly against lefties, but he probably won't play enough to be useful in mixed leagues.

August 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Starts in right field Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 1-for-5 and scored a run in Monday's 10-2 win over the Angels.

Although he has just three hits in 30 at-bats since July 30, Cabrera has appeared in all of Pittsburgh's games in August, starting six times. While he's likely frustrated with his recent results, the 35-year-old has seen an uptick in playing time. Cabrera is batting .287/.318.417 with six homers and 38 RBI in 315 plate appearances.

August 9, 2019 04:28 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not in Friday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Cabrera is hitting .220 with zero home runs in 21 games since the All-Star break. Jose Osuna will start in left field and hit fifth.

August 6, 2019 06:32 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Sitting again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera will head to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Cabrera is out of the lineup for the second straight contest after going 2-for-11 with a double and two RBI during his club's four-game weekend series against the Mets. Pablo Reyes gets the call in right field and will hit seventh with Cabrera riding the bench.

August 5, 2019 03:24 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Gets day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

Cabrera has recaptured a primary role in the corner outfield after Corey Dickerson was dealt to the Phillies on July 31, but the veteran will still likely receive a couple days off per week as the Pirates look to keep their reserve options sharp. Jose Osuna will fill in for Cabrera in right field Monday, while Pablo Reyes looms as another candidate to occasionally receive work in the outfield.

August 3, 2019 02:40 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is not starting Saturday against the Mets.

The deadline-day trade of Corey Dickerson to the Phillies helps clear out a crowded Pirates outfield, but Cabrera still won't play every day. Jose Osuna will start in right field in Cabrera's absence Saturday.

August 2, 2019 10:52 PM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Collects two RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Mets.

Cabrera participated in Pittsburgh's five-run rally in the fourth inning, plating two runs on a double to center field. The 34-year-old has now registered a double in five of his last six contests, putting him at 19 through 93 games this season.

July 25, 2019 11:40 AM
Pirates' Melky Cabrera: Plates two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Wednesday's 14-8 loss to the Cardinals.

After another decent day at the plate, Cabrera maintains a respectable .305/.341/.438 season-long slash line, but the 34-year-old won't be in line for an expanded role as a result of his performance. Starling Marte, Bryan Reynolds and Corey Dickerson are locked in as Pittsburgh's clear top three outfielders. Cabrera isn't expected to see more than 2-to-3 starts per week, chiefly versus southpaws in Dickerson's place, unless an injury intervenes. He'll be back on the bench for Thursday's series finale.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati41130 .349 .390 .317
vs Mahle (Career)2201.0001.0001.000
vs RHP249714 .331 .406 .285
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/17SEA4010000
9/22@MIL1100000
9/25CHC1000000
9/26CHC5130100
9/27CIN1000000
9/28CIN0000010
9/29CIN4020000
Fantasy Points By Week
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020PIT0000000000------------
2019PIT13337843106747174120.280.313.4000.713
2018CLE782502870639203811.280.335.4200.754
2017KC156620781771785367412.285.324.4230.746
2016CHW151591701751486476920.296.345.4550.800
2015CHW158629701721277408830.273.314.3940.709
2014TOR139568811711673436762.301.351.4580.808
2013TOR883443996330234722.279.322.3600.682
2012SF1134598415911603663135.346.390.5160.906
2011KC155658102201188735942010.305.339.4700.809
2010ATL14745850117442426471.256.318.3540.671
2009NYY1544856613313684359102.274.336.4160.752
2008NYY12941442103837295892.249.301.3410.641
2007NYY150545661498734368135.273.327.3910.718
2006NYY130460751297505659125.280.360.3910.752
2005NYY61914000200.210.210.2100.421
Total18876878895196214485451089110137.285.334.4170.751
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020PIT000000000
2019PIT133221151011314
2018CLE78170105503010
2017KC156302262622119
2016CHW151425269530217
2015CHW1583622481022218
2014TOR139353260523319
2013TOR8815212432007
2012SF113251023751048
2011KC155445309571312
2010ATL147273162351118
2009NYY154281202444415
2008NYY129121141343511
2007NYY1502482139105014
2006NYY13026218015239
2005NYY600400000
Total188738345286764482741181
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2002R-Yankees W602183773193329182372.335.388.491
2003A-Staten Ilnd6727934791022312336135.283.345.355
2004A-Tampa853334896203851235931.288.341.438
2004A-Battle Crk421713557163016152372.333.383.462
2005AAA-Columbus2610115253031791520.247.309.366
2005AA-Trenton1064265711722310602872112.275.322.411
2006AAA-Columbus3112219476242410931.385.430.566
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb155781920058913.333.409.368
2013AA-New Hampshire Fisher311140012--110.364.364.636
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons25130001----00.600.500.600
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays26010000--200.167.167.167
2018AAA-Columbus Clippers1978725610821020.321.338.423
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/210
Birthdate:
8/11/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Bajos De Haina, DR
Bats/Throws:
S/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
15
Awards:

2012: All-Star Game MVP