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Birth Date11-13-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 9 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.62014
1.42015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 CLE 21 45 186 159 30 45 9 2 3 67 17 29 2 3 5 22 0 0 .283 .354 .421 .263 7.9 2.1 1.0
2008 CLE 22 114 418 352 48 91 20 0 6 129 46 77 4 5 11 47 4 4 .259 .346 .366 .257 13.0 13.3 2.6
2009 CLE 23 131 581 523 81 161 42 4 6 229 44 89 1 3 10 68 17 4 .308 .361 .438 .279 36.7 -7.8 2.9
2010 CLE 24 97 425 381 39 105 16 1 3 132 25 60 5 3 11 29 6 4 .276 .326 .346 .238 8.5 -2.5 0.6
2011 CLE 25 151 667 604 87 165 32 3 25 278 44 119 11 4 4 92 17 5 .273 .332 .460 .283 43.6 -21.0 2.4
2012 CLE 26 143 616 555 70 150 35 1 16 235 52 99 6 2 1 68 9 4 .270 .338 .423 .265 30.2 -2.6 2.9
2013 CLE 27 136 562 508 66 123 35 2 14 204 35 114 8 5 6 64 9 3 .242 .299 .402 .262 19.0 -5.1 1.5
2014 CLE 28 97 416 378 54 93 22 2 9 146 27 79 7 4 40 7 2 .246 .305 .386 .252 11.5 -2.2 1.0
2014 WAS 28 49 200 175 20 40 9 2 5 68 22 29 0 2 21 3 0 .229 .312 .389 .274 8.3 -2.7 0.6
2015 TBA 29 143 551 505 66 134 28 5 15 217 36 107 3 6 1 58 6 3 .265 .315 .430 .261 21.4 -8.4 1.4
2016 NYN 30 141 568 521 65 146 30 1 23 247 38 103 7 2 0 62 5 1 .280 .336 .474 .298 45.7 -4.2 4.3
2017 NYN 31 135 540 479 66 134 32 0 14 208 50 83 5 5 1 59 3 2 .280 .351 .434 .285 31.1 -3.6 2.8
2018 NYN 32 70 294 274 34 76 17 1 12 131 17 57 1 2 0 41 0 0 .277 .320 .478 .290 17.7 -4.2 1.4
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 EVE A- 63 274 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIS A 51 228 .285 .262 .333 .392 .260 .361 105 2.7 2.8 0 -3.2 -1.7 3.8 0.1 3.8 0.1
2005 INL A+ 55 244 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAC AAA 6 25 .237 .272 .360 .426 .283 .250 91 -0.7 0.8 0.4 -0.6 0.1 0.6 -0.0 0.6 -0.0
2006 BUF AAA 52 211 .240 .256 .322 .392 .257 .318 101 -4.5 6.0 2.8 -0.4 3.3 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
2006 TAC AAA 60 233 .243 .278 .346 .430 .268 .300 101 -4.2 6.6 3.1 -6.0 -0.4 5.1 -0.1 5.1 -0.1
2007 CLE MLB 45 186 .263 .270 .331 .429 .262 .323 99 0.6 5.5 0.1 2.1 1.7 7.9 1.0 7.9 1.0
2007 AKR AA 96 425 .296 .269 .338 .410 .259 .331 103 16.6 12.5 5.1 -4.5 2.9 37.1 3.3 37.1 3.3
2007 BUF AAA 9 40 .258 .252 .327 .374 .248 .400 92 -0.1 1.2 0.3 -0.5 0.8 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2008 CLE MLB 114 418 .257 .263 .331 .411 .258 .310 104 -1.5 12.1 0.5 13.3 2.0 13.0 2.6 13.0 2.6
2008 BUF AAA 34 152 .298 .262 .328 .408 .261 .375 89 6.4 4.6 1.8 -3.7 -0.4 12.3 0.8 12.3 0.8
2009 CLE MLB 131 581 .279 .265 .332 .422 .259 .360 102 11.7 16.7 5.9 -7.8 2.5 36.7 2.9 36.7 2.9
2009 AKR AA 4 18 .258 .246 .334 .355 .267 .286 100 0 0.5 0.1 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2010 CLE MLB 97 425 .238 .261 .324 .407 .255 .318 107 -9.3 11.7 5.4 -2.5 0.7 8.5 0.6 8.5 0.6
2010 MHV A- 2 7 .352 .269 .332 .413 .289 .400 100 0.7 0.2 0 0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2010 AKR AA 4 17 .418 .249 .311 .398 .242 .400 104 2.9 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.3 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2011 CLE MLB 151 667 .283 .258 .321 .404 .260 .302 102 14.9 18.0 8.3 -21.0 2.4 43.6 2.4 43.6 2.4
2011 CAR Wnt 17 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CLE MLB 143 616 .265 .256 .318 .408 .260 .303 100 3 16.9 7 -2.6 3.3 30.2 2.9 30.2 2.9
2012 LEO Wnt 11 52 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 136 562 .262 .254 .317 .398 .265 .283 97 0.9 14.8 6.1 -5.1 -2.8 19.0 1.5 19.0 1.5
2013 VEN int 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 97 416 .252 .260 .322 .406 .269 .286 102 -3.2 10.7 4.7 -2.2 -0.7 11.5 1.0 11.5 1.0
2014 WAS MLB 49 200 .274 .251 .313 .381 .263 .245 97 2.7 5.2 -0.2 -2.7 0.7 8.3 0.6 8.3 0.6
2015 TBA MLB 143 551 .261 .256 .314 .408 .258 .306 101 0.6 14.9 6.2 -8.4 -0.4 21.4 1.4 21.4 1.4
2016 NYN MLB 141 568 .298 .249 .317 .408 .265 .310 89 22.3 16.1 7.3 -4.2 0.1 45.7 4.3 45.7 4.3
2016 SLU A+ 2 7 .339 .259 .332 .374 .270 .400 98 0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2017 NYN MLB 135 540 .285 .258 .329 .430 .269 .310 93 14.3 15.8 3.1 -3.6 -2.2 31.1 2.8 31.1 2.8
2017 SLU A+ 2 8 .230 .259 .320 .379 .254 .375 110 -0.3 0.2 0 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2017 BIN AA 2 5 .224 .243 .319 .324 .247 .400 96 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2018 NYN MLB 70 294 .290 .242 .318 .406 .262 .309 93 8.6 8.1 -0.4 -4.2 1.4 17.7 1.4 17.7 1.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 EVE A- 274 44 65 16 3 5 41 21 43 7 5 .272 .327 .427 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 INL A+ 244 31 64 15 6 1 26 15 47 3 1 .284 .328 .418 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAC AAA 25 4 5 0 1 0 3 1 4 0 0 .217 .240 .304 .087 .237 0.6 -0.6 -0.0
2005 WIS A 228 26 61 12 3 4 30 30 32 2 6 .318 .409 .474 .156 .285 3.8 -3.2 0.1
2006 TAC AAA 233 27 48 12 2 3 22 24 51 7 5 .236 .325 .360 .123 .243 5.1 -6.0 -0.1
2006 BUF AAA 211 26 50 11 0 1 14 8 39 5 4 .263 .298 .337 .074 .240 7.6 -0.4 0.7
2007 CLE MLB 186 30 45 9 2 3 22 17 29 0 0 .283 .354 .421 .138 .263 7.9 2.1 1.0
2007 BUF AAA 40 6 12 3 0 0 3 2 8 2 0 .316 .350 .395 .079 .258 2.2 -0.5 0.2
2007 AKR AA 425 78 114 23 3 8 54 45 42 23 7 .310 .388 .454 .144 .296 37.1 -4.5 3.3
2008 BUF AAA 152 25 46 7 1 4 13 7 25 2 2 .326 .375 .475 .149 .298 12.3 -3.7 0.8
2008 CLE MLB 418 48 91 20 0 6 47 46 77 4 4 .259 .346 .366 .108 .257 13.0 13.3 2.6
2009 AKR AA 18 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 .250 .333 .312 .062 .258 1.5 0.0 0.2
2009 CLE MLB 581 81 161 42 4 6 68 44 89 17 4 .308 .361 .438 .130 .279 36.7 -7.8 2.9
2010 MHV A- 7 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .167 .352 0.7 0.1 0.1
2010 AKR AA 17 4 5 2 0 1 1 3 3 2 0 .357 .471 .714 .357 .418 3.8 0.1 0.4
2010 CLE MLB 425 39 105 16 1 3 29 25 60 6 4 .276 .326 .346 .071 .238 8.5 -2.5 0.6
2011 CLE MLB 667 87 165 32 3 25 92 44 119 17 5 .273 .332 .460 .187 .283 43.6 -21.0 2.4
2011 CAR Wnt 69 9 14 3 0 2 10 10 11 1 0 .246 .368 .404 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CLE MLB 616 70 150 35 1 16 68 52 99 9 4 .270 .338 .423 .153 .265 30.2 -2.6 2.9
2012 LEO Wnt 52 3 13 3 0 1 4 3 8 0 0 .277 .346 .404 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 VEN int 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .125 .364 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 562 66 123 35 2 14 64 35 114 9 3 .242 .299 .402 .159 .262 19.0 -5.1 1.5
2014 CLE MLB 416 54 93 22 2 9 40 27 79 7 2 .246 .305 .386 .140 .252 11.5 -2.2 1.0
2014 WAS MLB 200 20 40 9 2 5 21 22 29 3 0 .229 .312 .389 .160 .274 8.3 -2.7 0.6
2015 TBA MLB 551 66 134 28 5 15 58 36 107 6 3 .265 .315 .430 .164 .261 21.4 -8.4 1.4
2016 SLU A+ 7 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .286 .667 .333 .339 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2016 NYN MLB 568 65 146 30 1 23 62 38 103 5 1 .280 .336 .474 .194 .298 45.7 -4.2 4.3
2017 BIN AA 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 .224 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2017 NYN MLB 540 66 134 32 0 14 59 50 83 3 2 .280 .351 .434 .154 .285 31.1 -3.6 2.8
2017 SLU A+ 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 .230 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2018 NYN MLB 294 34 76 17 1 12 41 17 57 0 0 .277 .320 .478 .201 .290 17.7 -4.2 1.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1517 0.5043 0.4483 0.8015 0.6196 0.2739 0.8629 0.6602 0.1985 657 -0.003127
2009 2175 0.5237 0.4506 0.8408 0.6198 0.2645 0.8909 0.7117 0.1592 957 -0.009754
2010 1538 0.5332 0.4272 0.8615 0.5732 0.2604 0.9234 0.7059 0.1385 708 0.002868
2011 2468 0.4939 0.4680 0.8225 0.6423 0.2978 0.8927 0.6747 0.1775 1059 -0.003064
2012 2267 0.4848 0.4751 0.8227 0.6779 0.2842 0.8805 0.6928 0.1773 965 -0.007200
2013 2157 0.4743 0.4784 0.7820 0.6579 0.3166 0.8574 0.6407 0.2180 872 -0.001966
2014 2255 0.4843 0.5002 0.7934 0.7042 0.3087 0.8609 0.6490 0.2066 886 -0.000836
2015 2048 0.4712 0.5293 0.7666 0.7161 0.3629 0.8220 0.6692 0.2334 766 -0.000791
2016 2068 0.4802 0.5034 0.7675 0.7059 0.3163 0.8502 0.5971 0.2325 0 0.000000
2017 2063 0.4881 0.4644 0.8090 0.6713 0.2670 0.8550 0.6986 0.1910 0 0.000000
2018 1117 0.4691 0.4987 0.8025 0.6947 0.3255 0.8626 0.6891 0.1975 0 0.000000
Career216730.49120.47750.80580.66380.29810.86860.67050.1942665.1556-0.0025

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-25 2014-08-26 DTD 1 1 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-07-22 2014-07-27 DTD 5 5 - Low Back Spasms -
2014-05-23 2014-05-25 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Soreness -
2013-06-04 2013-06-25 15-DL 21 18 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-04-21 2013-04-22 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Contusion Slipping on Dugout Steps - -
2013-03-23 2013-03-30 Camp 7 0 - Mid Back Spasms - -
2012-09-27 2012-09-29 DTD 2 1 - Mid Back Strain - -
2012-09-20 2012-09-21 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-09-10 2012-09-13 DTD 3 3 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-09-02 2012-09-03 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-05-26 2012-05-29 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-22 2012-03-24 Camp 2 0 - Arm Soreness - -
2011-09-25 2011-09-26 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2011-09-21 2011-09-22 DTD 1 1 - Back Strain - -
2011-09-03 2011-09-04 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball - -
2011-08-11 2011-08-11 DTD 0 0 - Foot Contusion HBP - -
2011-07-05 2011-07-05 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-06-14 2011-06-14 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion -
2011-03-21 2011-03-22 Camp 1 0 Right Soreness -
2010-09-21 2010-09-22 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Sprain -
2010-05-18 2010-07-19 60-DL 62 56 Left Forearm Surgery Fracture 2010-05-19
2010-05-04 2010-05-09 DTD 5 3 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-03-13 2010-03-19 Camp 6 0 Right Groin Strain -
2009-10-07 2009-10-07 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2009-10-07
2009-10-01 2009-10-02 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-09-17 2009-09-18 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-06-03 2009-06-28 15-DL 25 22 Left Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2008-08-07 2008-08-09 DTD 2 1 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-06-05 2008-06-06 DTD 1 1 Right Hip Strain Mild -
2006-04-12 2006-04-25 Minors 13 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 NYN $8,250,000
2017 NYN $8,250,000
2016 NYN $8,250,000
2015 TBA $7,500,000
2014 CLE $10,000,000
2013 CLE $6,500,000
2012 CLE $4,550,000
2011 CLE $2,025,000
2010 CLE $444,600
2009 CLE $416,700
2008 CLE $393,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$48,329,600
2018Current$8,250,000
11 yrPvs + Cur$56,579,600
11 yrTotal$56,579,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 27 dOctagon2 years/$18.5M (2016-17), 2018 option

Details
  • 2 years/$18.5M (2016-17), plus 2018 option. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/11/15. 16:$8.25M,, 17:$8.25M, 18:$8.25M club option ($2M buyout). NY Mets exercised 2018 option 11/3/17.
  • 1 year/$7.5 (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/10/15.
  • 2 years/$16.5M (2013-14). Signed extension with Cleveland 4/4/12. 13:$6.5M, 14:$10M. Acquired by Washington in trade from Cleveland 7/31/14. Indians pay remaining 2014 salary.
  • 1 year/$4.55M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/10/12 (avoided arbitration, $5.2M-$3.75M).
  • 1 year/$2.025M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/11 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses, including $50,000 for Silver Slugger.
  • 1 year/$0.4446M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4167M (2009). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 (split contract, $194,500 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.3933M (2008). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/28/08 (split contract, $68,000 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 6/8/08. Recalled 7/17/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Cleveland 8/7/07.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Seattle 7/06.
  • Signed 2002 by Seattle as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .289 .330 .433 .277
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .323 .448 .281
18 Split (Multi) -.028 -.007 .015 .004
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 -.000
30 vs L (2016) .321 .371 .464 .310
31 vs R (2016) .269 .327 .477 .295
38 Split (2016) -.052 -.044 .012 -.014
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 -.001

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)So is the 2021 Top Prospect Amed Rosario?
(Mike from NY)
Ha! There sure are a lot of Amed Rosario questions in the queue here. Obviously he's not up and obviously it's increasingly weird that he's not up with the Mets making quite a big deal of moving Asdrubal Cabrera to second. I can't imagine this situation doesn't resolve by next April, but... (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-03-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Last keeper in a NL league. A Cabrera, Ju Chacin or J Harrison. Have starters in front of Harrison and Cabrera and Chacin would be 5th starter.
(sportsguy21792 from Madison, WI)
Great news, you're asking people who have drafted Jhoulys Chacin to be their actual 5th starter! This is not a hypothetical situation for us. We do like Chacin some, mainly because he'd have to be horrendous to be replaced, and Scoresheet replacement level is a lot lower than it is in real life. If you're in a league format where innings can be hard to come by, I'd suggest keeping Chacin, otherwise, we'd probably just lean towards the always underrated Asdrubal Cabrera and shoring up middle infield. (Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your hitting and pitching deep sleepers for 2017 for deeper leagues - say 16 team or so - and why?
(Anthony from Lunch)
Whats for lunch? Seriously, I'm starving. Um...I'll give you one each. Robert Gsellman & Jharel Cotton on the pitching side. I keep coming back to Steve Pearce as a guy who is a lock to outperform where he's getting drafted. Same goes for Yulieski Gurriel & Asdrubal Cabrera. (George Bissell)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much sense does a Conforto for Lamb swap make?
(Gerog from Az )
Less than it did in a pre-Jose Reyes world. Amed Rosario is coming, and that means that Asdrubal Cabrera could see a move to third even before mid-season. I'm a big Jake Lamb guy, but Conforto still has the potential advantage. If we started talking about throwing in a really good relief pitcher, maybe things get more interesting. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Saw two comps for Amed Rosario by a fangraphs writer- Brandon Crawford or Elvis Andrus. How do you feel about the accuracy of these?
(Greg from NY)
I've used Crawford before. At least before Crawford became a 20 HR guy (although not out of the realm of possibility for Rosario, it's unlikely). I think Rosario is more likely to be a power over hit type than an Andrus type offensively. And I don't think he is as natural a shortstop as Andrus. He's good there, but he gets by more on athleticism. A comp I heard recently that I sort of like is Asdrubal Cabrera with a better glove. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Rosario have a legit job of holding down short starting mid '17?
(BrowningNagle from Louisville, KY)
Sure. Asdrubal Cabrera has done a fine job this year, but I could totally see a world where Rosario is starting after a mid-season injury or trade this time next year. And once he gets to Flushing, he probably isn't going anywhere. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more range Asdrubal Cabrera or Wilmer Flores and how concerning should the Mets defense be?
(Val Pascucci Lives from New York)
The Mets have a team BABIP against of .342, so...

Now it's April. The Giants are second with .331 and they seem solid enough defensively, so there is still obviously a lot of noise in here. The Mets seem...less solid defensively, so there is also some truth in there. Cabrera is not a great shortstop, but he is a better shortstop than MMMFPHWFTMEK. Kudos to Wilmer for working himself into good enough shape defensively that this isn't a crazy question though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you're the Mets, do you theoretically prefer Zobrist for 4 years/$56 million, Murphy for 3 years/$40 million, or Asdrubal Cabrera for 1 year/$8 million? Or none of the above?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Zobrist, but that's certainly assuming that they're ready to run a real, live New York team's payroll. If they're not, it's probably still Zobrist, because he fills a huge need and the savings you propose by opting for Murphy are fairly small and Asdrubal Cabrera is washed up, but it's a lot closer. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)so i have seen you and that one guy from that one site (half-hartedly) discussing a Kershaw trade. what is (are) the biggest trade(s) that have gone down in a Tout or Labr league?
(jonraypyle from tx)
It's really hard to trade in expert leagues, in part because nobody wants to be seen as losing on a deal. I traded Hanley Ramirez in 2013 for two starting pitchers. Fred Zinkie of MLB is the big wheeler dealer in LABR, and he made a big deal this year where he traded Andrew McCutchen, Stephen Strasburg, Asdrubal Cabrera and R.A. Dickey for Michael Brantley and Madison Bumgarner. (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben, what position do you see Asdrubal Cabrera playing next season? It seems like 2B or 3B most likely, especially if he's traded, but even wherever he signs in free agency. (I have Lindor on my farm team, just trying to plan infield positions next year). Thanks a lot -Tim
(Tim from TX)
Can't really answer this question before we know where he ends up, but a team would have to be fairly desperate at SS to play him there, I think. 2B probably most likely, best fantasy days certainly behind him. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many more big call-ups do you think will happen this season, and who do you think they will be?
(Graham from Richmond, VA)
There won't be too many more, but a few. Noah Syndergaard should get a call. The Mets have to get that poor kid out of Vegas. Lindor could get a chance once the Indians are out of things, especially if they move Asdrubal Cabrera. Joc Pederson will get called up to the Rays when they trade him for David Price. Wait, what? (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lindor Question #2: Why haven't the Indians traded Asdrubal Cabrera yet?
(Ace Black from PA)
Because, as you just said, Francisco Lindor will likely be starting the season in Double-A. (Ronit Shah)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)All but one of those SS are in the NL. Who will be top five in the AL in 2015?
(Jim from Boston)
Reyes would be #1 followed by Elvis Andrus, Ben Zobrist, Alexei Ramirez, and Asdrubal Cabrera. Yikes...I didn't realize what a drop off there was at SS in the AL compared to previous years. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Francisco Lindor gets the call by ____ and produces as a top ____ SS
(Ziggy from Marley)
Could be next year, by the end of the season. That said, Cleveland still has Asdrubal Cabrera under contract next season ($10 million). They could trade him, but Lindor isn't ready now, so they'd need a stop-gap at shortstop and by definition stop-gaps aren't as good as non-stop-gaps so the team would likely be taking a hit there. I'd guess they'll hold on to Cabrera and if they're not in contention by the deadline, they'll deal him and in a perfect world, Lindor would be knocking down the door to the majors in Triple-A at that point and they could just call him up.

But I'll say he gets a September call up and rides the bench mostly. (Matthew Kory)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)We just started round 1 of the playoffs, and my shortstop situation is dire. Who would you choose the rest of the season among Asdrubal Cabrera, Yunel Escobar, and Jose Iglesias?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Hi Alex. That's pretty dire.

This answer depends mostly on the rest of your roster. I think I'd stay away from Iglesias. He has already cooled off, and while he is in a strong line-up (which helps with the runs/RBI), I think he's the weakest choice of the three. That leaves Cabrera and Escobar. Escobar is the safer choice while Asdrual has the higher ceiling. If you need to play it safe, I'd go with Yunel. But the more I look at the two, I think I'd roll the dice on Cabrera. Cabrera's bad year is almost as good as Yunel's 2013. Assuming Cabrera's healthy, he should put up similar numbers. The only drawback with Cabrera is that he has been sitting at time for Mike Aviles. Still, I'd take the shot on Cabrera bouncing back this month. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Cargo for the duo of Asdrubal Cabrera and Doug Fister?
(Brian from IL)
No. Love both of those players, but you need more for a surefire second rounder, borderline first rounder (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)I inherited a team in a Dynasty: I need a 2B and a SS. Asdrubal Cabrera and Danny Espinosa are available(Espinosa has 2B and SS eligibility. However, I'm in the middle of a rebuilding and Oscar Taveras is available along with Gerrit Cole. I have 1st pick. Who would you go with? I am leaning Taveras.
(MerleDixon from PA)
Me too. (Paul Singman)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the supposed asking prices right now for Shin-Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera right now? I hear astronomical. Also, are you a big Run-DMC fan?
(Steve G. from Athens, OH)
Run DMC are in the pantheon, man. Up there with Rakim, PE, NWA, etc. The eponymous debut record is what got me into hip-hop in the first place. Gods.

I don't move Cabrera unless I got a MASSIVE return. Up-the-middle starters are worth their weight in gold, almost literally.

I'm a big Choo fan, but maybe if I'm Cleveland I wait til midseason and move him to a contender. Although the OF market is pretty tight right now, maybe you can get a premium for him from someone like PHI? Not sure what I'd need to get in return. But CLE is in a good position because they don't NEED to move him right now. Seller's market. (Ian Miller)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Completely Gratuitous 4-Team Blockbuster Trade Proposal: -Mets send R.A. Dickey to Red Sox, send Lucas Duda + Domingo Tapia to Indians & send Wilmer Flores to Diamondbacks -Red Sox send Archie Bradley + Anthony Ranaudo to Indians -Indians send Asdrubal Cabrera to Diamondbacks & send Shin-Soo Choo + Vinnie Pestano to Mets -Diamondbacks send Justin Upton to Mets Care to offer gratuitous thoughts?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Math makes my head hurt (Ian Miller)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you attach any credence to the rumor that the Indians are asking an arm and a leg (specifically, Lance Lynn's and Joe Kelly's arms, and Matt Adams' gynormous legs along with the rest of him) of St. Louis for Asdrubal Cabrera? That would be an Adams-sized overpay, wouldn't it?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Nice one, Bill - and the asking price for Cabrera at this point does seem exorbitant. Paul Hoynes from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer characterized it as "three to four players," at least two of whom are likely to be top prospects. Cabrera is a reliable, two-win player signed for $16.5 million through 2014, so it's understandable that Chris Antonetti doesn't want to give him away. But given his iffy defense at shortstop, and the other options at 2B and 3B, unless teams get desperate (and I don't think the Cardinals are), that demand is unlikely to be met. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you attach any credence to the rumor that the Indians are asking an arm and a leg (specifically, Lance Lynn's and Joe Kelly's arms, and Matt Adams' gynormous legs along with the rest of him) of St. Louis for Asdrubal Cabrera? That would be an Adams-sized overpay, wouldn't it?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Nice one, Bill - and the asking price for Cabrera at this point does seem exorbitant. Paul Hoynes from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer characterized it as "three to four players," at least two of whom are likely to be top prospects. Cabrera is a reliable, two-win player signed for $16.5 million through 2014, so it's understandable that Chris Antonetti doesn't want to give him away. But given his iffy defense at shortstop, and the other options at 2B and 3B, unless teams get desperate (and I don't think the Cardinals are), that demand is unlikely to be met. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can keep 2 of the 3, no salaries or penalties - Asdrubal Cabrera, Brett Lawrie, or Craig Kimbrel. Who ya got?
(Vernon from Sioux Falls)
Kimbrel and Lawrie, if for no other reason than because he'll carry higher trade value than Droobs. I also think he'll be pretty good too, but maybe not as good as some others seem to think. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the arbitration salaries that Asdrubal Cabrera (5.2 MM) and the Indians (3.75MM) exchanged, do you think it may be in Cabrera's best financial interest to go to arbitration considering his service time, Silver Slugger award, and home run totals?
(Jamie from Cleveland)
The arbitration process is never a positive given that it involves advocates for one side saying that a player is really good and the other trying to make the case that no, he really sucks (while still paying him a lot of money). It's never fun to hear yourself denigrated by your boss, even if you don't get fired in the end. That said, the gap here is wide enough that a midpoint settlement seems a reach and Cabrera may have to go. (Steven Goldman)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone talks about Jurickson's average to above average tools. IF all works out for him, does he have an Asdrubal Cabrera (the one of this year) upside?
(Greg31 from Milwaukee)
More upside than that. If Profar develops as planned, he is going to hit for average, with OBP skills and at least average pop (10-15). Factor in his above-average defensive projections and Profar could be a 5-7 WAR type. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Asdrubal Cabrera ... playing way over his head, or did we vastly underestimate him?
(dianagram from NYC)
He might be the biggest surprise of 2011, in my book. The K% and BABIP are the same as last yera, and the added power is driving up his BA. I want to say that it's a complete fluke, but I don't think it is. He's hitting his home runs to all fields with more distance than last year. I don't know if he'll maintain this pace, but he looks like a different hitter in terms of power this year then in years past. And the speed isn't that far out of line with our expectations coming in. He'll start getting caught a little bit, but another 10 steals the rest of the way isn't unreasonable. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any hope the AL Fans don't elect Jeter to the All-Star game?
(Terry from NJ)
Oh, I would hope not, but there aren't any worthy long-time stars in the AL at shortstop any more, are there? I would expect that Asdrubal Cabrera would get some love from the fans with the Indians leading the division, and maybe Alexei Ramirez. Peralta, Aybar, Andrus. Surely the voters will find someone other than Jeter. (Mike Fast)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)The national media seems surprised by this Asdrubal Cabrera guy. What are your thoughts on his ability to be a long term league top 10 shortstop?
(jhardman from Fiery Cuyahoga Canoe)
I think that depends on how long the current league-wide shortstop drought persists. As long as the list of offensive standouts at the position begins and ends with Tulo and Hanley, sure. He's a guy whose value will always fluctuate with his batting average, so while the hits are falling now, he could go through extended periods of substantially less production. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Asdrubal Cabrera will be the SS in 2012, AFAIK. Unless Jhonny gets re-upped, then all bets are off. But at 2B, you have Cord Phelps, Jason Kipnis, Jason Donald, and Luis Valbuena. None of whom I want to see on the other side of the diamond.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Well there's always trades and free agency I guess. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Some forecasting systems, and some forecasters, see a potential for averageness out of the Tribe. What am I missing?
(bigrick0016 from Cleveland)
Well, maybe Carmona's actually back - he's looked great this spring, and every inning he throws is one less that the poundable lefties who don't miss bats like Sowers, Laffey and Huff don't throw. Sizemore will be healthy, LaPorta will be around all year, Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin Soo Choo are for real, and Carlos Santana could be along this summer. That's a whole bag of interesting stuff there, and while there are no guarantees everything pans out, I'd at least buy a ticket to watch. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Top ten GMs I can't think of ten amazing GMs out there at the moment. Shapiro has made some great moves, some ok moves, and then some horrible moves. Colon move - awesome Lee trade - not so much Casey Blake trade - highway robbery Matt Lawton - very bad Trade for Asdrubal Cabrera - a steal. Hafner deal - bad even if his shoulder didn't take a dive.
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
So here's one yes on Shapiro. (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on how special of a 2009 season Asdrubal Cabrera and Elvis Andrus had as very young shortstops with good-great defense and solid offense?
( Aaron from YYZ)
I think Cabrera is a little ahead of Andrus at this point but that Andrus will have the better career. I like both of them a lot. (John Perrotto)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any comments on Asdrubal Cabrera's season? Seems to me he's quietly having a great year. .315/.363/.449's not bad for a slick fielding 23 yr old shortstop.
(rbm from dallas)
I think he's just about ready to become a star. I get to see Cleveland quite a bit in person and this kid is the real deal. Many Gold Gloves in his future. (John Perrotto)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)People in Cleveland are clamoring for Jhonny Peralta to move to 3B. Isn't he one of the best SS? Wouldn't the Tribe be better off signing a one year stop gap or giving Wes Hodges the gig in 2009?
(warclub from Strongsville, OH )
Asdrubal Cabrera is the best shortstop the Indians have, and should be playing there. Whether that means Peralta at second base, shortstop or another team is irrelevant.
Eric Wedge pinch-hit Jamey Carroll for Andy Marte the other day in a high-leverage situation. Why? What good is the rest of your season if not to find out if Andy Marte can be a major leaguer? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I ask because the in the Indians team comments, it mentions that Asdrubal Cabrera will be league-average, but his player comment says he'll be "pretty damned good." I know league average performance is not something to scoff at, but those statements still seem contradictory.
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
In cases where dual authors seemed to make statements that didn't quite jibe, we asked them to go into a room and duke it out until we had achieved consistency. Without taking the time out now to revisit my notes on the chapter, the examples you cite feel close enough to agreement that the editorial crew probably didn't feel that they had to arbitrate that one. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Asdrubal Cabrera? Is he the real deal?
(ericturner29 from chicago)
Shhhh. Quiet down. Some of my stratomatic league competitors are reading this. I am NOT saying that I'm extremely high on Cabrera. I am NOT saying that I see a lot of Edgardo Alfonzo (the dominant, pre-back problems Alfonzo) in him. I do NOT want him on my fantasy team. Capeche? (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Asdrubal Cabrera: real deal, or flash in the pan?
(ericturner29 from Chicago)
Real deal. Not a superstar but a solid big-league middle infielder for many years. (John Perrotto)


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