IP 244
ERA 4.537
WHIP 1.561
BB/9 4.611
SO/9 7.156
  • Full name Yordy Basilio Cabrera
  • Born 09/03/1990 in Santo Domingo Centro, Dominican Republic
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Lakeland
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2010 (signed for $1,250,000).
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    The Yordy Cabrera story has several themes that all scouts are familiar with. He moved to the U.S. at age 14 from the Dominican Republic and is already 19. In other words, he's a prep senior who's two years older than junior-college freshman Bryce Harper. Cabrera, whose father Basilio is a former player and the Tigers' Rookie-level Gulf Coast League manager, has spent plenty of time around pro clubhouses and wood bats, and has two plus-plus tools. He has excellent raw power and one of the draft's strongest arms for an infielder, and he has the hands, average speed and actions to at least begin his pro career as a shortstop. Most believe he'll have to move to third base eventually because he's already 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, but should be able to stay in the dirt. As a pitcher, he has launched his fastball into the low to mid-90s, and his arm profiles for third or right field if he has to move. His value will depend on his bat, which remains raw and inconsistent despite his bloodlines. Cabrera kills mistakes, especially hanging breaking balls, but at times has trouble gearing up to velocity. He was unlikely to last past the supplemental round, and if his bat doesn't develop he could move to the mound.

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