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Melky Cabrera batting Leadoff for the Yanks?

Postby kemper5 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:56 am

Cabrera sure has been batting leadoff alot in over the last 2 weeks in ST and doing extremely well as he raised his ave to to .414..I personally am not a huge Damon fan and feel by his slowing down with injuries and being 35 later this year there may be a changing of the guard at leadoff for the Yanks..Cabrera has plus speed (which is key) and I feel would be a good fit for leadoff.
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Re: Melky Cabrera batting Leadoff for the Yanks?

Postby ILoveBush » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:04 am

As a Melky owner in a 20 team dynasty, I would LOVE to see this happen. I'm just not sure his OBP is high enough to justify putting him in that spot.

But if he can raise his batting average a few points and draw a few more walks, this would be a great situation for Melky owners.
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Re: Melky Cabrera batting Leadoff for the Yanks?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:05 am

He finished with a .327 OBP last year...not leadoff material. Damon isn't their best leadoff option either...Jeter is. Jeter in the 2-hole is pretty much set in stone, though. Damon is known for being a leadoff hitter, so even though his OBP generally hovers around .360, he'll likely stay there.
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Re: Melky Cabrera batting Leadoff for the Yanks?

Postby BJSFAN123 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:08 am

Brett Gardner would make a good leadoff guy :)
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Re: Melky Cabrera batting Leadoff for the Yanks?

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:34 am

BJSFAN123 wrote:Brett Gardner would make a good leadoff guy :)


The consensus on him is that he needs some more time at AAA. For him to be able to play in the majors he needs to be able to sustain a high OBP. He'll at least be up in September I would imagine, and he could end up earlier is he is playing well and injuries strike.
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