- Full name Gustavo Alfonso Cabrera
- Born 01/23/1996 in La Romana, Dominican Republic
- Died 04/20/2021 in La Romana, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
The Giants signed Cabrera for $1.3 million, and he might have received three times as much if not for MLB's new rules that cap international spending. In terms of raw tools and athleticism, Cabrera was the most coveted July 2 signee in Latin America. He is a plus-plus runner who profiles well in right field, which excites club officials. "He's ideal for us because in our ballpark, we almost need three center fielders," scouting director John Barr said. Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk and a steal and earned MVP honors while leading the Dominican team to the junior division Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series at Minnesota's Target Field in 2011. At the plate, Cabrera has a long swing and struggles with balance issues but has plus power and bat speed to spare. If he plays in the United States at all in 2013, it'd be in the Arizona League. More likely, San Francisco will give Cabrera time to work on developing a functional swing and fundamental approach before he faces pro pitching.