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Asdrubal Cabrera

Postby yaboygino » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:47 am

Anyone know what kind of year this guy will have is he going to get 500 plus at bats?? Is he gona have a better year than Stephen drew?
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Re: Asdrubal Cabrera

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:39 am

I think he's being a little overrated, I look for Drew to have a better year.
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Re: Asdrubal Cabrera

Postby The Big Train » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:07 am

Hard to say given that he's only 22 and has just 150+ AB's so far. 500 AB's is not an unreasonable target particularly if he hits second; his glove is good enough to keep him in the lineup even if he doesn't hit well at times. There's talk of him hitting eighth which I suspect won't happen, but the Indians MLB site suggested that the Indians might be wary of putting him in the two-hole to avoid putting too much pressure on him given that Peralta melted down after he was given the three-hole following his great '05 season. That's probably just cover to try and take pressure off the kid given that the Indians were 24-6 last season when he hit in the no. 2 position. He showed some speed in the minors so the biggest question is whether Wedge gives him both the two-spot and the green light. If so, he's a good end game pick if he can maintain a decent average. Baseball Prospectus is not very upbeat: .263/.324/.383. Baseball HQ suggests that there are some good skills at work. I don't think a .280 AVG and 15-20 SB is out of the question. That might be a gamble though if you are drafting him for any position other than MI.

As for Drew comparisons, I think it's pretty straight forward: if you want extra ding-dongs and RBI's, Drew is your guy. If you want potentially more Runs and SB, Cabrera is your choice.
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